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.
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.
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.”
Mixing editorial and commerce, Amazon’s menswear site East Dane was conceived as a “global online shopping destination,” says the site’s fashion director Jonathan Evans.
The aesthetic at Meyvn, Noah Zagor’s Logan Square, Chicago store, is clean and minimal, taking inspiration from Scandinavian and Japanese modern design.
Fred Rosenfeld: As apparel merchants, we are finding it impossible to isolate the web; it’s just part of what we do.