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.

Editor’s Letter: Let the Trend Evolve!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: While the modern dress-up trend has positively impacted all tiers of distribution, not all agree on what it looks like or how to sell it.

Editor’s Letter: Refining Niches

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Belk reinvents itself; Big & Tall specialists get aggressive.

Editor’s Letter: Apocalypse: Not!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman finds some sage advice from menswear industry insiders about making it work in challenging times.

Editor’s Letter: Reasons for Optimism

Power Team square

Karen Alberg Grossman lists her top ten reasons for optimism in 2014.

Editor’s Letter: Searching for Inspiration

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: There’s too much talk of broken business models, too little of creating new ones.

Editor’s Letter: The Denim Dilemma

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Weʼre not in a brand cycle and weʼre not in a denim cycle, so
how do we sell more jeans?

Editor’s letter: Merchandising by big idea

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Rather than by category or brand, try merchandising by “big idea.” The trick: finding the big idea.

Editor’s Letter: The human factor

Karen Alberg Grossman moderating the IACDE convention panel

Karen Alberg Grossman: The new technology is mind-boggling, but not even the most sophisticated high-speed scanner can, on its own, sell a suit.

Editor’s letter: Wedding wardrobe blues

Newlyweds Denise and Dan

“We didnʼt make the Best Dressed list, but the bride was magnificent”: Karen Alberg Grossman on her son’s wedding and her own last minute wardrobe change.