The Tie Bar’s Michael Alter Talks Pop-Ups and Permanent Retail

The Tie Bar Michael Alter-FEATURED

“Six months ago, I would have told you that the Chicago pop-up was just for marketing and that it was an expense,” says Tie Bar CEO Michael Alter. “Now it’s a permanent store and it’s profitable.”

The Tie Bar Opening a Pop-Up in NYC

The Tie Bar

The Tie Bar will open a pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood in April.

The Tie Bar Makes Pop-Up Permanent, Changes Price Structure

The Tie Bar's pop-up store in October

The Tie Bar makes its pop-up permanent and announces prices changes for ties and pocket squares.

The Tie Bar Launches Pop-Up

The Tie Bar Pop-up-FEATURED

Online retailer opened a 3,200 sq. ft. shop in Lincoln Park, Chicago that will stay open through the holidays.

The Tie Bar Gets New Investors

The Tie Bar

Chicago Growth Partners has taken a majority stake in online accessories retailer The Tie Bar.

The Tie Bar names Anand Shah chief executive

The Tie Bar

Online men’s neckwear and accessories retail The Tie Bar has named Karmaloop co-founder and former COO Anand Shah chief executive officer.

Men’s skirts and other April Fools’ Day pranks

Boden's Man Skirt

April Fools’ Day pranks: Boden’s skirts for men, The Tie Bar’s chain of taverns and Lee Allison’s new diplomatic post.

Neckwear Notes: Greg Shugar, The Tie Bar

Greg Shugar

2012 was a big year for The Tie Bar: the online men’s accessories retailer doubled sales, hired 28 new people and launched a collaboration with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The new neckwear market

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson model their Tie the Knot bow ties

The mainstream tie business is much more than wide silk ties, with continued growth in unexpected places.

Neckwear Notes: Ties by the numbers

Bow ties at Haberdash

How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.