Kathy Bufano: The Woman on Top

Kathy Bufano

Focused on becoming a $6 billion business, Belk’s president of merchandising Kathy Bufano is bringing fashion to the forefront. By Elise Diamantini

Should Retailers Develop Niches for E-Commerce?


A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “It looks like most of the successful men’s e-tailers have a specific niche. Should I try to develop a niche in-store before I launch e-commerce?

Express Opens First Outlet Store


Express, the 630-store chain of men’s and women’s specialty stores, opened its first factory outlet store.

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.

View from the Top: Tim Belk

Tim Belk

Karen Alberg Grossman: Not comfortable talking about himself, Belk chairman and CEO Tim Belk can go on and on about his menswear team.

Donnelly Named President at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Inc

Urban Outfitters has named former Steven Alan president Trish Donnelly as its new North America president.

Gap Says China Will Be its Second Largest Market


Gap Inc. says it expects sales in China to grow to $1 billion in three years to become the retail giant’s second-biggest market.

Underwear Interview: Yarden Gagnon, Tani

Yarden Gagnon

Tani’s creative director Yardon Gagnon has been in the underwear industry for more than 20 years, with senior positions at many major brands. Perhaps most notably, Gagnon’s tenure at Calvin Klein Underwear resulted in some of the most successful product launches in the category ever, and chances are the underwear you are wearing right now was […]

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.

DSW Appoints Meixelsperger as Finance Chief


Branded footwear and accessories retailer DSW has appointed Mary Meixelsperger as its chief financial officer.