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Articles written by various members of the MRketplace staff.

Robert Graham Licenses Barton Como for Jewelry

Robert Graham

Robert Graham has licensed Barton Como for cufflinks, tie bars and other men’s jewelry.

Big & Tall Business: Challenges and Opportunities


For the 10 to 20 percent of American men who are larger, shopping can be torture. Fortunately, smart retailers and vendors are benefiting from this underserved market.

NJ Gov. Christie to be Honored as a Father of the Year

Chris Christie

The National Father’s Day Council will honor New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a father of four, at the 73rd Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon in New York City in June.

Cherokee Q4 Sales Up 6.2%


Cherokee Inc. has reported Q4 sales of $6.4 million, up 6.2 percent from last year’s $6 million.

Retailer of the Year: Belk

Belk: Retailer of the Year

125 years later, Belk has transformed itself from sleepy department store to upscale fashion powerhouse, driven largely by menswear.

Swank’s Mel Goldfeder Retiring

Mel Goldfeder

Mel Goldfeder, who started his career at Swank in 1967, is retiring from the Swank division of Randa Accessories.

Mundi Westport Headquarters Goes Solar

Mundi Westport solar

Accessories company Mundi Westport Group has installed 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its N.J. headquarters.

Suit Supply to Open First Shop-in-Shop with Stanley Korshak

Artist rendering of the Suit Supply shop-in-shop at the Men's Shak

Stanley Korshak, an independent specialty retailer in Dallas, has made a deal with Suit Supply, a modern single-branded tailored clothing retailer, to build their first shop-in-shop within the new Men’s Shak at Stanley Korshak, scheduled to open this summer. The Suit Supply shop, which will take up more than 900 of the new store’s estimated […]

Guest Editorial: Make Room to Groom

Jack Abelson

Jack Abelson: Men’s grooming is a trend that no sane retailer should ignore.

Obituary: Leonard Leib

Leonard Leib

Leonard Leib, a salesman who worked for Greif, Hickey Freeman and Samuelsohn over his 50-year career, died on March 30.