Karen Alberg Grossman: In dress furnishings, retailers would do well to increase AURs rather than turn.
“Veni, Vidi, Vestis!” This wry take on Julius Caesar’s famous Latin phrase means, of course, “I came, I saw…I wore!” It’s the motto for a new collection that Eisenberg International quietly launched last season called The Curious Man. It’s not often that I get to see a collection so early that I get to watch […]
The general consensus among retailers large and small is that furnishings business is good, but not great. Macy’s, which reported a robust five-fold gain in first quarter profit in mid-May, credits some newness in both dress shirts (smaller collars, trimmer fit) and neckwear (slimmer ties) for growth in furnishings. Brooks Brothers says shirts and ties […]
Slim-fit fashion moves to the mainstream. Although Americas Health Rankings reports that nearly 27 percent of the U.S. population is obese, the trend towards slimmer-fitting dress shirts and skinnier ties just keeps growing. Durand Guion at Macy’s reports a solid return to dress up. “I see the slim-fit trend in tailored clothing and furnishings getting […]
MIAMI—Shelly Fogel has been named VP of sales at Perry Ellis International, responsible for rebuilding the Perry Ellis dress shirt business and managing other brands. Fogel left his position as president of sales and marketing at Oxford Industries in January this year. He was with Oxford since 1993. Fogel has held similar positions at Warnaco, […]