Karen Alberg Grossman: While selling dress-up in a casual universe is no piece of cake, stars are aligned for increased suit sales.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Eugene Lubin, a well-respected merchant of men’s and boys apparel, died this week at age 88. According to Ken Giddon, who recently asked Lubin’s boyswear business to join him in his Rothmans store in Scarsdale, “Gene Lubin was one of the real stars of the men’s/boys’ specialty store world, creating a business that dominated boys [...]