Mark Shale closing all three stores

Mark Shale

The 83-year-old Chicago retailer has retained Gordon Brothers Group to handle going-out-of-business sales at its three stores.

Mark Shale files Chapter 11

Mark Shale

Mark Shale has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection again, the third time since 1995.

Mark Shale in financial trouble again?

Mark Shale

The three-store Mark Shale chain, which is more than half menswear, has reportedly put most of its buying and marketing staff on furlough.

Midwest style


Elise Diamantini visits Chicago retailers, including Akira, Sir & Madame and Haberdash.

Bracing for change

LBM 1911

Jillian LaRochelle: Good news in tailored clothing: retailers at both ends of the spectrum have proclaimed comebacks in the category.

Obituary: Shale Baskin


Shale Baskin, former owner of the Mark Shale better men’s specialty stores, has died after a battle with leukemia. He was 84.