Ask the Experts: What Trends Will Drive Spring Sales?


A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Are there any trends in the spring collections that we should get excited about and ready to push to our customers?”

Retail Entrepreneurs: The Maloufs

Sam John Scott Malouf Santa Fe-FEATURED

Retailers Sam, John and Scott Malouf got together recently to celebrate the success of Scott’s new venture, Malouf on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Guest Editorial: Quit Whining and Do Something!

Jack Abelson-FEATURED

Jack Abelson: Retailers need to focus on what they control and not what is out of their hands.

Will Leather Goods Opens First “Found” Shop

Will Found store-FEATURED

Will Leather Goods opened its first Found store in Portland, Ore., 2,000 sq. ft. collection of reclaimed bags and other one-of-a-kind creations.

Bronze Fondue Rocks at Rothmans

Bronze Fondue at Rothmans

Rothmans kicked off its Canali trunk show with a very special performance by Canali senior account exec (and drummer) Peter Belci’s band, Bronze Fondue.

Schmoozing: Forum Group Meeting in Colorado Springs

Forum Meeting Colorado Oct2014-FEATURED

Denver’s Andrisen Morton hosted the Forum Group’s semi-annual meeting at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs this week.

Schmoozing: Michael Duru Clothiers’ 13th Anniversary Party

Michael Duru anniversary-FEATURED

Michael Duru Clothiers in Shrewsbury, N.J. threw a party at Watermark on the Asbury Park, N.J. waterfront to celebrate 13 years in business.

Ask the Experts: Is Your POS System Ready for Apple Pay?


A reader asks POS systems expert Michael Dattoma, “How does Apple Pay work and how I can prepare my store for it?”

Schmoozing: Barbour Madison Avenue Store Reopening

Barbour Madison Avenue store opening, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Barbour celebrated the reopening of its Madison Avenue, New York store last week after renovations.

Opening Customers

AK Rikks trunk show Oct2014-FEATURED

Karen Alberg Grossman: I learned a few lessons about attracting new customers from Strong Suit’s recent made-to-measure trunk show at A.K. Rikk’s in Grand Rapids Mich.