Nice Ties!

Chris Bosh at DLS-Square

Karen Alberg Grossman: Miami Heat star Chris Bosh talked at the DLS meeting about his neckwear collaboration with Armstrong & Wilson.

Solid Footing

Taylor Richards Shoes

Retailers like Harry Rosen, Saks, Taylor Richards & Conger and Martinpatrick3 are offering men more shoe choices than ever.

Three to Watch

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Karen Alberg Grossman on three brands to look out for at the Las Vegas shows and beyond: Nikky, Left Coast Tee and David Donahue.

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!

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

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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