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Nick Chieki
Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery will unveil a new exhibit showcasing thirty years of menswear from 1989 to the present as seen through the eyes of Pitti Uomo this June at the famed men’s trade show in Florence. Called “Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel On Men’s Fashion”, the exhibition will display the...
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Over an estimated 13,000 people turned out last night to get a sneak peek of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. The celebratory bash was the culmination of years of hype and expectation for New York City’s newest live/work/shop neighborhood. At the event, guests shopped first-to-New York and next-generation retail concepts from top global...
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Outerknown is expanding its sustainable menswear line into women’s for the first time ever this spring. In 2015, professional surfer Kelly Slater and creative director John Moore set out to create a brand that would disrupt the fashion landscape by making a true connection between sustainability and style. Since then, Outerknown has succeeded in building...
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Michelle Evans The Doneger Group has appointed Michelle Evans as executive vice president of merchandising. This is a new position for the company and a key leadership role. Evans will be a member of the company’s executive team and report directly to Abbey Doneger, president of The Doneger Group. Evans will lead Doneger in its...
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On Tuesday, March 5, Jos. A. Bank opened its doors to its newly renovated flagship store in New York City. The two-story location at the corner of Madison Avenue and 46th Street, spans over 13,800 square-feet and features the best of Jos. A. Bank’s clothing, service, and shopping experience that has existed since its inception...
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Five of Macy’s, Inc.’s top female executives took the stage at Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Monday to share key insights and their unique business perspectives at the annual gathering of technology and retail brands and executives. Paula A. Price, chief financial officer, highlighted new economic models and store formats Macy’s is exploring to build...
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JCPenney has announced the appointment of three leaders who will play an instrumental role in the company’s pursuit of operational excellence and sustainable profitable growth. Effective March 1, Michelle Wlazlo will join the company as executive vice president, chief merchant, reporting to Jill Soltau, chief executive officer of JCPenney. Wlazlo brings 30 years of merchandising...
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According to the results of a recent LIM College survey, Generation Z, in contrast to their predecessor generational group, Millennials, likes shopping in stores more than online. They also patronize all types of brick-and-mortar retail destinations—department, specialty, fast fashion, neighborhood, and outlet stores—more frequently and are spending more on fashion than Millennials. When asked, “If...
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There are industry experts who believe that disruption is the only way for retailers to stay in business; others believe the better strategy is to consistently deliver the finest apparel, wardrobing expertise, and service in a friendly unpretentious atmosphere. The latter approach reflects the vision of Lionel Smith (aka Smitty) who, in 1976, founded his...
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Q: My holiday sales were lower than expected, and now we are facing weeks of bitter winter weather. Are there any signs that consumer demand will rebound? How should I plan for early spring? Steve Pruitt: Yes, holiday sales were disappointing, but we are already seeing renewed consumer demand among our clients. It helps that...
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