Merchandising

Adding Men’s Accessories and Jewelry to Your Store

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A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Is is worth adding accessories, particularly jewelry, to my store’s mix?”

Merchandising Furnishings: You’re Doing it Wrong

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Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.

Butch Blum: Celebrating 40 Years and a Brand New Store!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Butch Blum hosted a charity gala, fashion show and auction to support five Seattle charities that work with at-risk children.

Ask the Experts: Predicting Holiday Traffic

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt: “Last holiday started out great in November and then sputtered in December. Is there any way to understand what will happen this year?”

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.”