Merchandising

Party at Butch Blum!

Butch Blum employees and customers moving the merchandise, conga line-style

Karen Alberg Grossman: Seattle’s Butch Blum, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, had a moving day “conga line” of more than 100 customers/friends to help move into its new store.

Clearing Out Aging Goods

AsktheExperts

Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt takes a question about moving through the markdown cycle.

Mitchells Stores: A Family Affair

Mitchells interior

Uptown/Downtown Awards — 10 Most Influential Retailers: The Mitchells Family of Stores is growing as fast as the family.

Rothman’s: It Takes Two

Jim Giddon and Ken Giddon

Uptown/Downtown Awards — Readers’ Choice: Rothman’s owners, brothers Jim and Ken Giddon, dream and do. By Elise Diamantini

A Woman’s Work: GotStyle

melissa

Elise Diamantini: Melissa Austria has turned GotStyle into the place to shop for modern suits in Toronto.

How Can I Improve Sluggish Menswear Business?

AsktheExperts

Steve Pruitt: The current slow men’s business isn’t an economic problem, it’s a fashion problem.

Modern Combination: Carson Street Clothiers

BrianTrunzo&MatthewBreen

Carson Street Clothiers co-owner Brian Trunzo on modern style: “It’s a combination of sportswear and tailoring, contemporary and heritage, designer and emerging—it’s whatever the wearer wants it to be.” By Elise Diamantini

Avallone Leather

Avallone

N.J.-based Christopher Avallon started making leather bags in 2009 and dove into it full time in 2012.

Shaping Up

Mitch Lechner

Modern dress-up means modern furnishings. PVH’s Mitch Lechner tells us what that means. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Today’s Trad: The Armoury

Jake Grantham, Alan See, Ethan Amos and Mark Cho

Mark Cho, Alan See and Ethan Newton opened their first Armoury stores in Hong Kong. Once they discovered that 60% of their e-commerce came from the U.S., they opened in Manhattan.