Blueprint 5, with 1,200 sq. ft. of selling space designed by BKLYN Dry Goods, features a mix of better contemporary and classic brands.
A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Do I run the chance of missing sales by not landing all my seasonal inventory early?”
Molly Langenstein, EVP of men’s and children’s at Macy’s, talks about reaching Millennials with an omni-channel approach.
A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Is is worth adding accessories, particularly jewelry, to my store’s mix?”
Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.
Karen Alberg Grossman: Butch Blum hosted a charity gala, fashion show and auction to support five Seattle charities that work with at-risk children.
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?”
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?”
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.