Retail Recap, Part Two

Kevin Hansen (right) with Michael Chilton

We asked specialty store buyers from Stag, Martinpatrick3 and Badowers about what they liked in New York and what they’ll look for in Las Vegas.

MartinPatrick3′s Behind the Brand event

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Minneapolis retailer MartinPatrick3 hosted an event for customers to meet the people behind some of the brands they carry, including Cause & Effect, Pierrepont Hicks, Greenwich Vintage and The Shelby Knot Collection.

Neckwear Notes: The Shelby Knot Collection

Shelby Knot Collection

Harry Sheff: Twin brothers Danny and Kenny King have launched a neckwear business inspired by a Minneapolis news anchor’s famous tie knot.

Apothecary profile: Martinpatrick3

Sam Fehrenbach

Harry Sheff speaks to Sam Fehrenbach, manager of Martinpatrick3 in Minneapolis, about the store’s large and growing apothecary section.

Destination: Grooming

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

Northern Grade, a Minneapolis menswear event

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Northern Grade, a menswear pop-up market in Minneapolis, had a successful second annual event in September. Harry Sheff spoke to Katherine McMillan of the neckwear brand Pierrepont Hicks about how she and another Minnesota brand, J.W. Hulme Co., organized it.