Destination: Grooming


Harry Sheff: By making their fragrance and grooming departments a larger part of their stores, Blackbird, Martinpatrick3 and Halls have become destination shops.

Whimsical but wearable


Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.

Sportswear: Bottoms on top


Jillian Sprague: Non-denim pants and shorts lead sportswear’s surge.

Contemporary roundtable: The boys club

Don Zuidema

Specialty store retailers share insight into the changing contemporary market. Many retailers are reporting positive results in contemporary business for 2011. Have you been experiencing similar increases? What do you attribute them to? Todd Epperley, Halls: Yes, our contemporary business is up high single digits. Contemporary as we’ve known it has changed dramatically. The modern […]