August Fashion: The Bright, the Bold & the Punky

August 2013 Downtown cover

Spring 2014 offers a mix of muted tones and bright, bold primary colors. The Wild West influences some of this season’s collections, while black, white and indigo are seemingly heralded by The Costume Institute’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit.

2013 Contemporary Survey

Contemporary Survey 2013

Smart retailers are taking risks to find a replacement for denim.

Designer Preview: Spring Inspired

Shipley & Halmos

The creative minds behind six of our favorite brands this season — Shipley & Halmos, Jack Spade, Rodd & Gunn, Timo Weiland, Howe and Barque — share their inspiration.

Denim Dissected: The Blue Jeans Bible


The editors of MR have compiled our first-ever Denim Handbook, a comprehensive guide to everything stores need to know about selling (and romancing) denim.

MR Q: Moods of Norway

Moods of Norway

Making their grandmas proud: Moods of Norway makes happy clothes for happy people.

NY Market: Retail Recap

Dapper Men at MRket

Elise Diamantini asked three specialty store buyers what they loved, what they’re over and what they’re still looking for.

Gitman Vintage: a novel night

Gitman Vintage's Chris Olberding with United Arrows' Masako Kaufman

Gitman Vintage celebrated its 5-year anniversary with a backyard barbecue in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood Wednesday night.

NY Market Week: prints and patterns


Elise Diamantini: There was an infusion of prints and patterns into all categories, including footwear, luggage, accessories and sportswear.

The finer things


William Buckley: Create a less tedious shopping experience by featuring a stylish assortment of accessory, grooming and gift items.

A closer look at Swarovski Award winner Public School

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Public School, the brand designed by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, won a CFDA Swarovski Menswear Award this week, edging out fellow nominees Todd Snyder and Tim Coppens.