Schmoozing: MensWearNetwork Reunion

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The MensWearNetwork, hosted a cocktail hour celebrating spring ’15 men’s fashion with the industry’s top merchants, media, marketing and creative talent at The Lamb’s Club in The Chatwal Hotel.

NY Market SS15 Day Two — Editor’s Picks

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MR fashion director William Buckley continues his series on standout brands and items from the menswear trade shows, including CP Company, Haspel, 34 Heritage, David Hart and Bespoken.

In Other News: Professionals Embrace Backpacks

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Advertising Age reports that professional men are eschewing traditional briefcases and even messenger bags in favor of backpacks.

Epstein Joins Unified as EVP of Sales

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Unified Accessories has hired former RGA and Swank exec Eric Epstein as EVP of sales for North America.

Schmoozing: Robert Talbott Showroom Party

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Robert Talbott hosted specialty store retailers at its New York showroom on Sunday evening.

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

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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%.