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.

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 […]

Hosiery Overview


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

Charming Charlotte

Bruce & Diana

On a trip to Charlotte, N.C., Elise Diamantini and Karen Alberg Grossman take a tour of local specialty stores, including Taylor Richards & Conger, Bruce Julian, Paul Simon and Westport Big & Tall.

When Will Menswear See Stronger Growth?


Steve Pruitt explains where we are in the larger retail cycle and when we can expect menswear to see stronger growth.

The Markdown Calendar in a Late Spring


A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Since my spring sales got off to such a late start, do you think I should move up my markdown calendar?”

When You Have to Cancel Orders


Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt addresses the delicate issue of canceling orders with vendors.

Let it Snow!

Outerwear February 2014

Outerwear: It’s a $4 billion-plus business that has two main requisites: product innovation and cold weather.

Vegas Scene: Fall ‘14 Menswear Evolution

Tim Leamy sq

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to retailers and exhibitors at the Las Vegas shows, including Tim Leamy of Sebastian’s Closet, PYA, Zanetti, Kroon, Edward Armah, You & Shirt, Baroni, Andrew J and more.

West Coast Trend Show Report

West Coast Trend Show 2

Kelli Freeman talks to retailers at the West Coast Trend Show about their outlook, what’s been selling and key items for fall.