Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim Release Party

Adriano Goldschmied and Scott Morrison

Isko, Archroma and Liberty Fairs sponsored a book release party for Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim at 3×1 in Manhattan.

MR Q: Mark Maidment

Mark Maidment

Beyond mod: As Mark Maidment enters his second year as CEO of Ben Sherman, we talk philosophy, the past and the product. By William Buckley

Gap Issues Mirror Widespread Industry Challenges


The challenges at Gap represent widespread industry issues, analysts have said, after the clothing giant reported sales declines in March.

U.S. Trade Stance Shifts from Fast-track to Smart-track

US trade legislation that is “smart-track” rather than “fast-track,” and reflects the apparel and footwear industries “as they are in this century – not as they were in the last one,” is how the Senate Finance Committee’s new chairman this week set out…

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 […]

Family Dollar to Close 370 Stores

Family Dollar

In a bid to identify opportunities to strengthen its value proposition and improve its financial performance, US discounter Family Dollar Stores has announced plans to cut jobs and close around 370 underperforming stores.
The retailer today (11 April),…

Hosiery Overview


William Buckley: Socks are getting more colorful as new brands enter the market.

Underwear: Packaged Goods

Emporio Armani

William Buckley: The underwear “brand boom” that began with Calvin Klein back in the ’80s is shifting.

Karl Lagerfield Sees PVH Stake as Big Asset

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Apparel giant PVH Corp has taken a minority shareholding in the parent company of the Karl Lagerfeld brand, reuniting the two companies.

Is the US Cotton Sector Losing Out to Synthetics?

Cotton’s share of the US clothing market has fallen following the sharp rise in cotton prices in 2012 – but the industry is fighting back.