Achieving Balance Between Sales and Inventory

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Steve Pruitt advises a retailer seeking balance between his buys and his sales.

West Coast Trend Show Report: Blue is the New Black

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Kelli Freeman talks to buyers from Stitched, Utah Woolen Mills and Walla Walla Clothing at the West Coast Trend Show.

Guest Editorial: Prom Season is the New Christmas

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Steven Valenti, a retailer in Pittsfield, Mass., found a new way to grow his sales and his customer base.

Party at Butch Blum!

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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

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

Mitchells Stores: A Family Affair

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

Rothman’s: It Takes Two

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

A Woman’s Work: GotStyle

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

How Can I Improve Sluggish Menswear Business?

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

Modern Combination: Carson Street Clothiers

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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