Harry Sheff: Greg Cummins, the designer and owner of the Brooklyn-based, Queens-made leather bag and accessory line Logan Zane, talks about his business — and the difference between American and Japanese buyers.
Shoppers across the globe show interest in MIA. By Jillian Sprague American art and fashion have long had admirers abroad. More recently, some American brands that produce domestically have experienced sales growth in foreign nations. But do international retailers truly seek out brands because they’re made in the U.S.? Or are American-made goods simply trending [...]
Independent retailers agree, when it comes to country of origin, customers do care. It could be the economy, or it could be the passion for all things Americana; maybe one explains the other. But made in America is resonating with the American consumer now more than ever. “I have six pieces of my latest Engineered [...]
The ringleader: Ouigi Theodore created his own kind of three-ring circus. “My dream is to see guys hanging on the corner in suits,” the energetic and famously bearded Ouigi Theodore told The New York Times in a profile last January. His store, The Brooklyn Circus, with locations in Brooklyn and San Francisco and a shop-in-shop [...]