About MRketplace Staff

Articles written by various members of the MRketplace staff.

Guest Editorial: Embrace the Internet or Turn Off the Lights


Fred Rosenfeld: As apparel merchants, we are finding it impossible to isolate the web; it’s just part of what we do.

Ones to Watch: Noah Waxman

Noah Waxman-square

New York-based Noah Waxman’s footwear uses novel materials, striking color combinations and unconventional textures, but always remains rooted in tradition.

Dollar General CEO Counters Family Dollar Rejection

Dollar General

CEO Rick Dreiling reaffirmed hisinterest in acquiring Family Dollar in response to the discount retailer’s rejection.

Excalibur Names Sang Yoo Executive Vice President

Sang Yoo

Mr. Yoo spent most of his career at Superba/PVH in Los Angeles as a VP of merchandising.

The Explosion of Sneaker Culture


Millions of people around the world line up, wait hours, and pay exorbitant amounts of money for sneakers. What’s all the hype about? By Nora McCarten

August 2014 Las Vegas Show Preview: Capsule


New to Capsule Las Vegas: Lexdray, Brooklyn Tailors, NSF and Grover.

August 2014 Las Vegas Show Preview: Agenda


We asked the Las Vegas trade shows to share a few of their most exciting new exhibitors. Next up: Agenda Las Vegas with Burton, Banks, Brooklyn Projects and Elwood.

August 2014 Las Vegas Show Preview: Liberty


New to Liberty Las Vegas: Armando Cabral, Tintoria Mattei 954, 3×1, & Sons Garment Co. and Barena.

Artola: Brooklyn Shoes

Coffee-washed Robert shoe

Nora McCarten talks to Artola’s Olga Grib about the brand’s shoes and bags, North American manufacturing and its coffee-washing techniques.

August 2014 Las Vegas Show Preview: Project


New brands to Project Las Vegas: Mackage, Kent & Curwen, Thorsun, Fieldworks Supply Company and William Rast.