Happy (belated) National Bow Tie Day!

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The bow tie is resurging and making its way back into guys’ everyday wardrobes.

Randa’s MCG names Gately president

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Market Connect Group, a division of Randa Accessories that does in-store merchandising for major retailers, has named Art Gately III as its new president.

Young talent shines in a competitive industry

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Raquel Rose Burger reports from the YMA FSF’s Maritime Hotel event for this year’s fashion scholars.

Schmoozing: Randa BCS Championship party at Butterfield 8

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Randa Accessories hosted a party at Butterfield 8 last night to watch the BCS Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama.

Randa moving its headquarters across Midtown in January

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Randa Accessories is moving its corporate offices from West 45th Street to a new space on Fifth Avenue.

Schmoozing: Randa

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Randa Accessories hosted a Las Vegas market party at Mandalay Bay last week.

State of the industry

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

Furnishings: Change is good

Randa Accessories is starting to put QR codes on hang tags to direct younger customers to online videos that show how to tie a tie.

Harry Sheff: Shirts and ties have been evolving fast to meet the needs of a younger market.

The MR 2011 Accessories Report

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While not a banner year for accessories, 2010 showed some marked improvement over 2009, and optimism prevails in 2011. “Slim” and “soft” were the key drivers in all categories and vendors did a good job of calling out these changes in their marketing materials. “Stores are very supportive of men’s accessories,” observes Rick Luft of […]

Accessories 2011: Neckwear

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Time to Tie: Younger guys have discovered ties and it shows in sales. By Harry Sheff Neckwear seems to be having a moment. “The good thing is that when we get on a neckwear trend, it’s never just for a quarter, it’s for a few years,” says a cheerful David Sirkin, EVP of Neckwear at […]