Guest editorial: On store dress codes


James Rarus: Uniforms are for war, not for wardrobes.

Daffy’s opens Times Square store


Off-price retailer Daffy’s opened its 19th store this week.

Schmoozing: Weatherproof store opening party


Outerwear brand Weatherproof opened Apartment 32, its first 32° Weatherproof store, in Soho last week.

Schmoozing: Massif Collection party


Massif, a maker of high-tech flame-resistant apparel for soldiers, hosted a party in New York to preview its Massif Collection of performance men’s sportswear and tailored clothing.

Andrew Davis Menswear raises $16,000 for domestic violence charity

Andrew Mallor, owner of Andrew Davis Menswear; Tom Crean, coach of Indiana University men’s basketball; Toby Strout, executive director of Middle Way House; and Joani Crean.

Andrew Davis Menswear owner Andrew Mallor teamed up with Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean to raise more than $16,000 for a local domestic violence charity.

Are you getting your share of the massive debit card cost reduction?


Michael Dattoma: the truth is the majority of merchants will not see much—if any—of the savings due them from the Durbin Amendment, which has effectively dropped the cost of debit card transactions by over 80 percent.

Schmoozing: Lord & Taylor Christmas windows

Lord and Taylor's Mary Beth Sheridan and Jonathan Greller with Santa Claus

Lord and Taylor unveiled their Fifth Avenue Christmas windows last night in a beautiful ceremony, which took place right in front of the store.

November Notebook: Wing of desire


John Jones: Outdoor equipment manufacturer Kelty turns 60 in 2012, and to celebrate they’re rolling out the 60th Anniversary Wing Pack.

Furnishings: Change is good

Randa Accessories is starting to put QR codes on hang tags to direct younger customers to online videos that show how to tie a tie.

Harry Sheff: Shirts and ties have been evolving fast to meet the needs of a younger market.

Tailored clothing: Blurring the line


John Jones: Consumers are shopping tailored like sportswear.