AAFA American Image Awards Honor Claudio Del Vecchio, Holt Renfrew


Last night, the American Apparel and Footwear Association held their 37th annual American Image Awards at 583 Park Avenue.

Holt Renfrew and Claudio Del Vecchio Among This Year’s AAFA American Image Award Honorees


The 37th Annual AAFA American Image Awards, presented by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), honoring excellence in the footwear and apparel industry will take place on April 27.

Dignity U Wear/Suits for Soldiers: Helping our veterans

Dignity U Wear at Brooks Brothers 11

Karen Alberg Grossman: Last night’s networking/fundraising event at Brooks Brothers (Dignity U Wear’s corporate sponsor), reinforced the mission of two wonderful organizations.

Made In America: The factories

Crafted with pride While the number of U.S. factories has obviously declined over the years, the ones that remain are hanging in, some even thriving. Consider JA Apparel in New Bedford, Mass. with its 450 employees. “It dates back to 1920,” says JA Apparel’s Tony Sapienza. “GFT bought it in 1985 and converted it. They […]

People: Paulette Garafalo, Brooks Brothers

Paulette Garafalo

Going Global: Paulette Garafalo is guiding Brooks Brothers to international stardom. By Karen Alberg Grossman Among our industry’s most talented manufacturing executives, Paulette Garafalo has landed another great stint: president of Brooks Brothers international, wholesale and manufacturing, as of October 2010. Despite a very hectic schedule (within the past two months, she’s been in India, […]

U. of Arizona to host Global Retailing Conference


TUCSON, Ariz.—The University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing will host the annual Global Retailing Conference on April 7-8. The Conference, in its 14th year, will feature a packed speaker roster full of Macy’s affiliated executives like Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren, Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart, along with Claudio Del Vecchio, CEO of […]