Rothman’s: It Takes Two

Jim Giddon and Ken Giddon

Uptown/Downtown Awards — Readers’ Choice: Rothman’s owners, brothers Jim and Ken Giddon, dream and do. By Elise Diamantini

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.

Rothmans moves to new location in Manhattan

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After 25 years on Manhattan’s Union Square, Ken and Jim Giddon (MR Uptown/Downtown award winners) are moving uptown…only one block, physically, to 18th and Park, but by this editor’s reckoning, to a whole new level in terms of luxurious visual appeal. The biggest difference, notes Ken Giddon, “is that we’re mostly on one floor now. […]

Rothman’s, Mayor Bloomberg promote Small Business Saturday


Rothman’s owners Ken Giddon and Jim Giddon hosted a press conference a press conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote Small Business Saturday, which will be in its second year on November 26.

Rothman’s moving up Park Avenue


NEW YORK—Rothman’s Men’s Clothing, which has anchored the northeast corner of Manhattan’s Union Square for 25 years, is moving to a larger space a block away on Park Avenue and 18th Street. The new space, at 222 Park Avenue South, will give the retailer 11,000 sq. ft., an increase of 3,500 sq. ft. over the […]