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Nick Chieki
Q: I am reading about the situation in Europe with climbing energy prices, which is causing some of our suppliers’ factories to shut down. Should I be concerned about getting inventory? A: The situation in Europe is certainly putting pressure on supply, and perhaps more worrisome on pricing. The way things look right now there is no way...
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Three designers showing at New York Men’s Day prove that men’s wear influences can come from anywhere. Think Lizzo, dhotis and Flavor Flav. “Nothing against dating apps, but I think in a lot of ways digital culture is actually keeping people from connecting,” the designer Aaron Potts said on Friday. He meant in a soulful...
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The late Queen Elizabeth II could accurately be described as a conspicuous consumer of British luxury. Not that she did anything as vulgar as flaunting her wealth and status—far from it. More that she was acutely and professionally aware of how she looked, famously choosing to wear bright colors, for example, so as to be...
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The Dallas Market Center announced that the trade event for menswear retailers, held July 30th to August 1st, broke records for the number of brands participating and the number of new buyers attending. Retail decision makers from 30 states visited the show, including a sharp increase in new buyers: More than 10% of buyers were first-time...
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A menswear store with an emphasis on American-made clothing has opened on Division Street in Wicker Park. Independence, 1909 W. Division St., opened in May at the former home of Neighborly gift shop, which closed its Wicker Park location in April. Independence sells a range of upscale mens clothing from brands hard to find anywhere else in...
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New stores are sprouting all up and down Madison Avenue. We lost some; we gained some. And several moved off the avenue. There is talk of brands — even major brands —  taking smaller stores on Madison Avenue so that they have a showcase that doesn’t cost them a fortune. If you remember, flexibility is...
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Tadashi Yanai is one of the most accomplished billionaire businessmen in the world. The established Japanese business typhoon is known for his stupendous contribution to the Japanese fashion industry, with his multinational retail holding company ‘Fast Retailing’ setting a benchmark for sheer popularity and presence in the fashion domain on a global scale. Yanai’s passionate outlook on...
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Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GOOS – Get Rating) by 95.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 27,177 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,275 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s...
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Elsa Klensch, a pioneer television fashion journalist, died on Friday, March 4th at 92 years old. CNN, the network that broadcast “Style with Elsa Klensch” for two decades reported that the native of Sydney, Australia, began her career in London in the 1960s, but by 1980 she’d joined CNN to host and produce the show...
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How can retailers ensure increased sales and profits in today’s precarious economy? Here, we catch up with digital guru Robby Yarbrough to weigh in. A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Robby mailed his first catalog in 1986, which became Phoenix Big & Tall that was ultimately sold to Edison Brothers where Robby stayed for...
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