Although he’s not retiring, Raffi Shaya is a case study in successful succession.
Enough replenishment basics; enough count-and-fill: How about “out with the old, in with new” for a more exciting (and profitable) spring ‘14 season? After shopping numerous trade shows these past several months, it’s clear that there’s plenty of fabulous men’s fashion out there, much of it in new (slightly more subdued) colors, interesting patterns, and […]
The king of cashmere: Raffi Shaya on cycles of business, and cycles of life. It was a tough few years for Raffi Shaya but his optimism and resilience never wavered. Rather than fire employees when the economy fizzled mid-’08, Raffi closed his New York showroom (a tough decision but at $25,000 a month, a necessity), […]