About MRketplace Staff

Articles written by various members of the MRketplace staff.

Schmoozing: W. Kleinberg Market Party

WKleinberg July2014-17

W. Kleinberg hosted retailers and industry executives on the Rare Restaurant & Grill rooftop.

Dollar Tree Acquires Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

Dollar Tree

The merger will create an $18 billion, 13,000-store chain covering 48 states and five Canadian Provinces.

Timberland Promotes Stewart Whitney as New Brand President


Timberland announced that Stewart Whitney has been promoted to brand president effective October 5, 2014.

Columbia Sportswear Sales Grow 16% in Q2

Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Company announced net sales grew $43.7 million, or 16 percent, to a second-quarter record.

Schmoozing: Vera Largo Brand Launch Party

VERA LARGO Launch & Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation

Vera Largo, a new menswear brand that describes itself as “Southern Coastal-inspired,” hosted a launch party on Monday evening at The James Hotel in New York.

Schmoozing: Schuyler 4 Market Party

Schuyler 4 MArket Week Party 1

Jack and Hyela Makoujy of the Schuyler 4 Ltd. showroom hosted retailers at their Manhattan home last weekend for an elegant dinner.

Rothmans Opens 7 Diamonds Pop-Up Shop

Jim Giddon, Brian Boyle and Ken Giddon

Rothmans opened a 7 Diamonds pop-up shop and hosted a party with a special appearance by former New York Rangers hockey player Brian Boyle.

Schmoozing: Liberty Lebowski Bowling Classic

Liberty Lebowski July 2014 3

The Liberty trade show hosted a bowling competition inspired by the Coen Brothers’ cult classic movie, The Big Lebowski last weekend.

Guest Editorial: Your Store is a Brand

Greg Shugar

Greg Shugar, founder of The Tie Bar, urges menswear retailers to think of their stores–and everything in them–as a brand.

Schmoozing: 9th Annual Uptown/Downtown Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Martin Greenfield and his wife Arlene

MR Magazine celebrated the 9th annual Uptown Downtown Awards at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan on Monday, honoring the 10 Most Influential Stores in Menswear, two Readers’ Choice retailers and legendary tailor Martin Greenfield.