Ron Johnson: Can he do it?

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Can JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson’s everyday low price strategy prove successful? My feeling is that it can, depending mostly on the merchandise.

Ken Duane: A healthy balance

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Karen Alberg Grossman: In business and in life, PVH vice chairman Ken Duane knows what matters.

Luxury roundtable: Winning the one percent

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Seven luxury merchants talk about the business: Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus; Tom Ott, Saks Fifth Avenue; Bob Mitchell, Mitchells Stores; Ken Gushner, Boyds; Greg Eveloff, The Clotherie; Jeff Farbstein, Harry Rosen; and David Witman, Nordstrom.

Editor’s letter: What’s next?

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Karen Alberg Grossman: More risk-taking, more creativity, at retail and wholesale.

Restaurant pix: Our Arno!

Milan Licul with Adolfo’s Stewart Golden

Karen Alberg Grossman: There’s a reason why Arno is the fashion industry’s favorite restaurant and it’s not just the lively bar scene, convenient garment center location and always fabulous food.

The in-store experience

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Rom Pompei combines commerce, culture and community to create memorable in-store experiences.

Brother’s: 35 years in fashion

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Lafayette, Lousiana-based Brother’s celebrates a milestone.

Robert Graham: Ten terrific years!

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A strong celebrity following is just part of the allure of this ground-breaking sportswear company, 10 years old this month.

Raffi: To Life!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: At Raffi’s 39th Street showroom, you’ll see some of the most beautiful cashmere sweaters in the world and get a dose of Raffi’s wonderfully optimistic philosophy of life.

Taylor Richards Conger: Southern Smarts

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The Charlotte, North Carolina men’s specialty store celebrates 25 years in business.