2012 UJA-Federation annual luncheon: Giving back!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: This year’s UJA-Federation luncheon honoring Bon-Ton’s Brendan Hoffman and Peerless’ Alvin Segal raised an incredible $1.3 million.

Schmoozing: Father of the Year Awards lunch

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Oscar Feldenkreis, John Thain and Shaquille O’Neal were among the honorees at this year’s Fathers of the Year lunch.

Delivering Dignity

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Montel Williams was a powerful guest host at last night’s Dignity U Wear fundraising event at Brooks Brothers, virtually moving the crowd to tears with his story.

Wayne Drummond: Chief adventurer

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Karen Alberg Grossman: That his business card reads ‘Chief Adventurer’ tells a lot about Wayne Drummond, top menswear merchant at both The Bay and Lord & Taylor.

Editor’s letter: Where’s the new?

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Karen Alberg Grossman: The question for the clothing industry is this: with slimmer fit suits, shirts and ties driving sales for the past three years, where do we go from here?

Sports legend at Macy’s

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Adorable baseball hero David Wright from the New York Mets drew a big crowd last night at Macy’s Herald Square for an event sponsored by Peerless Clothing and Woolmark.

Something about Mimmo…

Mimmo Spano and Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Why is it that I have never been out with Mimmo without myriad people stopping to tell him how fabulous he looks?

FEGS benefit dinner: Inspiring success!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: I’m not often moved to tears at industry dinners but last night’s FEG’s benefit dinner at Cipriani was a notable exception.

Shopping West Queen in Toronto

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Karen Alberg Grossman visits the West Queen West section of Toronto, checking out the up-and-coming trendy boutiques that boldly combine fashion, music and design.

Schmoozing: Forum Group meeting in Minneapolis

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Bob White and his team from Hubert White hosted a wonderful few days of work and play in Minneapolis this week.