Party at Butch Blum!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Seattle’s Butch Blum, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, had a moving day “conga line” of more than 100 customers/friends to help move into its new store.

Lanksy Bros.: Love Me Tender

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Uptown/Downtown Awards — Readers’ Choice: With a third generation firmly entrenched in the business, Lansky Bros. is shaking things up in Memphis. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Bergdorf Goodman: Still the Pinnacle

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Uptown/Downtown Awards — 10 Most Influential Menswear Retailers | How Bergdorf Goodman is changing with the new luxury customer. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Editor’s Letter: Luxury is…

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Karen Alberg Grossman: As we honor luxury retailers in our Uptown Downtown issue, we share our favorite luxury quotes, grateful for the luxury of being in this wonderful business.

Next Generation

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Karen Alberg Grossman: James Rush Wilson III recently welcomed a third generation, his son Jay, to their iconic Greenville, S.C. store.

Mel Goldfeder, The Next Stage

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After a highly successful career at Swank and Randa, industry icon Mel Goldfeder is moving on to a new adventure, to be announced soon. Karen Alberg Grossman chats with him about business and life.

Schmoozing: Will Leather Goods Prince Street Store Opening

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The party at the new Will Leather Goods store on Prince Street was a true celebration of all that William Adler has valued throughout his career: family, friends, fun, artisanship, hard work, giving back.

Women in Neckwear: Ruth Graves, STEP USA

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A few smart, talented, workaholic women are shaking things up in men’s neckwear. Here, Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Ruth Graves.

Women in Neckwear: Barbara Blank, JS Blank

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Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Barbara Blank about how she got into the tie business and what she’s learned from her father.

Joseph Abboud’s Lasell College Commencement Speech

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Designer Joseph Abboud’s speech to the 2014 graduating class of Lasell College in Newton, Mass. tells a story from early in his career.