34 Heritage: Success Secrets

34 Heritage

Growing a denim business 60 percent in an oversaturated market is no simple task. “It’s about being in the stores and educating the retail sales force about the different fits and washes. And providing exceptional service,” says Richard Binder.

Brandon Svarc’s been Naked & Famous for five years

Brandon Svarc

Brandon Svarc created Naked & Famous out of his frustration with the celebrity-endorsed premium denim market.

Happy 90th birthday Red Nelson

Three generations: John, Ian and Red Nelson

Karen Alberg Grossman: How does a tailor and former store owner make it to age 90, still actively involved in the business?

Fashion for all

Jon Cotay and Olivia Culpo

Elise Diamantini: I never fully understood exactly how high-impact Akira’s bi-annual fashion show was until I witnessed the 10th Anniversary edition for myself.

Cafe Bleu

Cafe Bleu

Notebook: Cafe Bleu’s Vince Gonzalez knows his way around the contemporary market.

Dynamic Duo

Edward Armah Carte-Poche

Notebook: Cleverly designed by Edward Armah, he Carte-Poche is a credit card case/pocket square combination.

What a Waist!

Lavin Signature

Notebook: With his Signature line of bags and belts, designer Bill Lavin has created an entire collection around one particular ultra-soft hand-finished Italian leather.

November Notebook: Wing of desire

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John Jones: Outdoor equipment manufacturer Kelty turns 60 in 2012, and to celebrate they’re rolling out the 60th Anniversary Wing Pack.

November Notebook: Goodbye, cash registers

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John Jones: Mobile point-of-sale units, developed in partnership with Apple, allow your sellers to ring up product anywhere in the store.

November Notebook: So On & So Forth…

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Karen Alberg Grossman: One of the most promising T-shirt collections we’ve come across, So On & So Forth is the brainstorm of industry veteran Joel Fabian, founder of the Jeanery denim store in San Diego.