A Boyds Legend Retires

Howard Eisenberg and Ken Gushner

Boyds Philadelphia’s longest-working salesman—48-year veteran Howard Eisenberg—retired earlier this month.

Best Buyers 2012: Ken Gushner, Boyds

Ken Gushner

The professional: After 30 years at Boyds, Ken Gushner still lives and breathes the business.

Luxury roundtable: Winning the one percent


Seven luxury merchants talk about the business: Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus; Tom Ott, Saks Fifth Avenue; Bob Mitchell, Mitchells Stores; Ken Gushner, Boyds; Greg Eveloff, The Clotherie; Jeff Farbstein, Harry Rosen; and David Witman, Nordstrom.

Retail overview: Recovery mode


Men’s business has rebounded, but few stores are back to ’07 levels… “Men are primed to come back; there’s still pent-up demand!” David Witman, Nordstrom We were very pleased with menswear this past fall/holiday: we beat plan, which was our goal. (Editor’s note: Nordstrom same-store sales for December were up 8.4 percent; total sales for […]