The future of denim

Tony Chu

Jillian LaRochelle talks to three heavy hitters in the premium denim business: Stuart Millar of G-Star, Tony Chu of Hudson Jeans and Sam Ku of AG Adriano Goldschmied.

One stop shop

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Elise Diamantini: Opening a retail space that sells men’s apparel as well as a variety of non-apparel items, as NYC’s Lost Weekend does, is becoming increasingly popular.

State of the industry

Ron Wurtzburger

Karen Alberg Grossman speaks with a random sampling of top menswear execs for an overview of whatʼs selling, whatʼs changing, and what lies ahead.

Vested Interest

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Elise Diamantini finds a new interest in vests at the trade shows in Las Vegas.

Scenes from the sales floor

Stronghold

Three Los Angeles retailers, The Stronghold, Standard Goods and Feal Mor, share tales from the sales floor.

What do you do with winter outerwear overstock?

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A reader asks our merchandise planning expert, Steve Pruitt, “Winter weather didn’t really come to my area, and now I am left with more winter goods than usual. What should I do to get rid of them?”

People: Mario Bisio

Mario Bisio

Karen Alberg Grossman: Mario Bisio embraces business the way he embraces life.

Randa Accessories launches seasonal footwear

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Randa announced the latest addition to its product classifications, seasonal footwear, launching at MRket Las Vegas.

People: Debi Greenberg

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Karen Alberg Grossman speaks with Louis Boston’s Debi Greenberg about her new store on the harbor, why she hates chit chat, and what’s wrong with the menswear business.

Calling all the shots

Randy Brewer

Elise Diamantini: Randy Brewer, a longtime buyer for San Francisco men’s stores, opened his own shop in Berkeley in 2010.