CHICAGO — With less panic in the marketplace, some men’s retailers who shopped the Chicago Collective reported stronger sales than last year, adjusting to the new economic climate by keeping an eye on price and versatility.
Kirk Haines and James Newman, owners of Service Menswear in Austin, Tex., said sales for every month this year (excluding June) were up from last year. “We’ve actually having a good year,” Newman said, noting the 1,000-square-foot store has dropped brands that haven’t evolved. “We’ve eliminated the fluff.”
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