Karen Alberg Grossman moderated a retailer panel discussion about challenges, opportunities and change in the specialty store business at the NW Buyers show in Bloomington, Minn.
Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay SVP of design for menʼs private brands Peter Rizzo talks about how heʼs turning Black Brown 1826 into a household name.
The menswear team at Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor is taking these heritage stores into the future. Pictured from left: men’s fashion director Nelson Mui, GMM Wayne Drummond, Hudson’s Bay DMM Jim Monteiro and Lord & Taylor DMM Tom Eckrich.
Dress shirts are doing well, but neckwear is a more complicated business: down some places, up in others, and full of intriguing niche opportunities.
SVP of e-commerce Andrea Wasserman oversees both thebay.com and lordandtaylor.com, making sure the sites function as sales, service and marketing tools 24/7.
Knit ties have done well editorially but haven’t quite broken into the mainstream. We asked several brands how they see the trend.
A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “If business is going to be okay in the fall, are there any categories I should overbuy in?
Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters talks about a trip that American retailers took to Prato, Italy to learn about Italian knitwear and accessories brands.
Jack Abelson questions the NRF’s premise that a court ruling would really lead to retailers asking customers to use a credit card with a lower swipe fee.
Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt takes a question from a retailer who asks, “What advice can you give me on what makes a great buyer?”