Opinions

Guest Editorial: Embrace the Internet or Turn Off the Lights

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Fred Rosenfeld: As apparel merchants, we are finding it impossible to isolate the web; it’s just part of what we do.

The DLS Pitti Uomo Report

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Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters shares his favorite collections and displays from Pitti Uomo.

Achieving Balance Between Sales and Inventory

AsktheExperts

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

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.

Editor’s Letter: Infinitely Saleable!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Why spring ’15 could be the best season in years for menswear.

Guest Editorial: Your Store is a Brand

Greg Shugar

Greg Shugar, founder of The Tie Bar, urges menswear retailers to think of their stores–and everything in them–as a brand.

Are Facebook Ads Effective for Retailers?

AsktheExperts

A reader asks marketing expert Jake Fell, “Are paid Facebook ads an effective way to market my online and brick and mortar retail businesses?”

Clearing Out Aging Goods

AsktheExperts

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

Editor’s Letter: Luxury is…

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: As we honor luxury retailers in our Uptown Downtown issue, we share our favorite luxury quotes, grateful for the luxury of being in this wonderful business.

Guest Editorial: Made in America!

Steve Saft

Executive recruiter Stephen Saft makes the case for American manufacturing.