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NY Market SS15 Day One – Editor’s Picks

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MR fashion director William Buckley chooses some standout brands from the first day of the menswear trade shows.

Schmoozing: Barbour International Party

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Barbour International, the motorcycle-focused brand recently spun off by Barbour, opened its new Manhattan showroom with a party for retailers on Sunday evening.

Schmoozing: Hickey Freeman Showroom Party

Models in front of the copper crest from the original Hickey Freeman factory, recently refurbished by Jonathan Chanduvi

Hickey Freeman hosted a party at its new 57th Street penthouse showroom on Sunday evening to reintroduce the brand. Billy Porter, star of Kinky Boots on Broadway, was among the attendees.

NRF: Back-to-School Spending Will Increase

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Families will spend slightly more on back-to-school items this year, according to an NRF survey.

Crocs Shifts Strategy as Q2 Profit Slumps

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Crocs unveiled a strategic plan for bringing long-term growth after Q2 profits slumped 34%.

Gap to Expand into Slovenia and Austria

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Gap plans to launch stores in Slovenia and Austria this year.

Bagir Group Issues Second Profit Warning

Bagir Group has issued its second profit warning since the suit maker floated on London’s Alternative Investment Market in April.

Kornberg to Succeed Weiss as Express CEO

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David Kornberg, the replacement CEO of Express Inc for retiring Michael Weiss, is a “solid choice”, analyst have said.

Robert Graham Licenses Majestic for Underwear, Loungewear

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Robert Graham has licensed Majestic International for men’s underwear and loungewear, a new category for the brand.

Martin Greenfield: The Suit Doctor

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Martin Greenfield came to America with nothing, started as a floor boy in a Brooklyn suit factory and worked his way up to be one of the most celebrated tailors in the world.