Merchandising

Ask the Experts: What Trends Will Drive Spring Sales?

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A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Are there any trends in the spring collections that we should get excited about and ready to push to our customers?”

Guest Editorial: Quit Whining and Do Something!

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Jack Abelson: Retailers need to focus on what they control and not what is out of their hands.

Opening Customers

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Karen Alberg Grossman: I learned a few lessons about attracting new customers from Strong Suit’s recent made-to-measure trunk show at A.K. Rikk’s in Grand Rapids Mich.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Opens First U.S. Store

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The SoHo, NYC store, which focuses on the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. brand, is the first of several U.S. stores planned for this fall.

Ask the Experts: Holiday Sales Predictions

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “What should we expect for holiday sales?”

New & Novel Stores: Supply & Advise

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Jonathan Eyal opened Supply & Advise in midtown Miami in June 2013. “We were searching for a permanent location, but decided to do something temporary timed for Art Basel.”

New & Novel Stores: East Dane

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Mixing editorial and commerce, Amazon’s menswear site East Dane was conceived as a “global online shopping destination,” says the site’s fashion director Jonathan Evans.

New & Novel Stores: Meyvn

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The aesthetic at Meyvn, Noah Zagor’s Logan Square, Chicago store, is clean and minimal, taking inspiration from Scandinavian and Japanese modern design.

Guest Editorial: Embrace the Internet or Turn Off the Lights

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Fred Rosenfeld: As apparel merchants, we are finding it impossible to isolate the web; it’s just part of what we do.

New & Novel Stores: Article

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Anthony Graziani opened his Cincinnati contemporary menswear store, Article, last fall.