Karen Alberg Grossman: While selling dress-up in a casual universe is no piece of cake, stars are aligned for increased suit sales.
Peerless Clothing hosted its 13th annual VIP golf outing featuring our industry’s top clothing merchants, star vendors and a handful of celebrities. Held at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, a wonderful time was had by all! The images below are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to expand. Roll over the image and [...]
Between fabric cost increases, higher minimums and delivery problems, this is not a fun time to be a clothing manufacturer. Total men’s tailored clothing in 2010, according to NPD research, was $3.4 billion, down from $3.7 billion in ’09 which was down from $4.1 billion in ’08. This represents an 8.7 percent decline in dollars [...]
More exciting product could justify some higher pricetags. There’s no question that times are tenuous for tailored clothing makers. Extreme cost increases on fabrics, delivery problems out of China (the Chinese now have their own huge market to produce for, plus they’d rather collect euros than dollars), newly high minimums, constantly changing prices and related [...]