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Fashion

Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fashion

Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Media

In Editors Vs. Bloggers, Does Anyone Win?

What once had been a tenuous relationship had seemingly matured, until comments revealed a polarizing discord under the poised surface.

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Mitchells at 50

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Overview

The first family of specialty retailing celebrates a half-century of excellence.

From This Issue

Norma and Ed Mitchell's store had humble beginnings.

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How Mitchells Became a Retail Legend

Mitchells is a family-owned company that grew from a single store into a small empire.

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Bill Mitchell

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The Maitre d’: “What Worked in 1958 Still Works”

Bill Mitchell aims to give customers “a sensational experience” when they walk in the door.

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Jack Mitchell

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The Author: Passing on the Principles

Jack Mitchell’s second career is a natural extension of his first.

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Family business consultant David Bork.

People

The Family Counselor

Since 1970, consultant David Bork has guided retailers through the inevitable pitfalls of a family-owned business.

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Ellen Finlayson

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Turning Point: Mitchells’ Women’s Business Elbows Past Men’s

The faster-turning category accounted for nearly $60 million in sales at Mitchells last year?for the first time, more than men?s wear.

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Hugging is a hallmark of the Mitchells culture.

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Class Action at Hugging U

Mitchells’ new “university” gives employees the skills to improve their lives, both personal and professional.

clock July 21, 2008Brenda Lloyd

Ermenegildo Zenga is the company's largest men's vendor.

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Partners in Prime

Mitchells’ strategy involves luxury, loyalty, and lots of “hugging”.

clock July 21, 2008Brenner Thomas

Vineyard Vines outpost in Key largo.

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Family Ties

Natural collaborators, the founders of Mitchells and Vineyard Vines share similar backgrounds.

clock July 21, 2008Gillian Koenig

The Mitchells Message

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The Mitchells Message

Through 50 years of growth, Mitchells’ marketing campaigns have remained faithful to the family name.

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Jewelry  is a growing area for Mitchells three stores.

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Where Sales Sparkle

By upgrading to the jewelry category, Mitchells has created a multimillion-dollar business at its three stores.

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Dominick Condoleo

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Mitchells’ Extended Family

Many Mitchells employees have spent a lifetime with the company. Meet a few of the most powerful.

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Ed and Norma Mitchell

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The Mitchells Scorecard

A concise guide to which Mitchell does what.

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