Men’s Retailers Bet on Uptick At Vegas Shows

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What a difference six months can make. Buoyed by strong holiday sales that have continued into 2012, retailers shopping the trade shows here this week were upbeat about the future.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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MRket Offers Updated Alternatives

The tradeshow was injected with a shot of modernity with slimmed-down silhouettes, lively colors and technical fabrics.

clock February 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

A look from Equilibrio.


Denim Brands Stress ‘Newness’ at ENK Vegas

“The retail atmosphere is OK, but newness is paramount,” said Arnold Zimberg at the show, staged at the Wynn.

clock February 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Baldwin Denim


Retailers Seek Unique, Repurposed Items at Capsule

The trade show provided a no-frills, indie alternative to the mammoth MAGIC and Project shows, showcasing about 180 brands this season.

clock February 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Bayard Winthrop


American Giant’s Domestic Digital Debut

With financing from former PepsiCo ceo Donald Kendall, brand sets path for paradigm reset.

clock February 15, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Hanesbrands Misses Estimates as December Weighs on Quarter

Retail de-stocking began early and rivaled 2008 levels in intensity, ceo Richard Noll said.

clock February 16, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown


Perry Ellis Eyes Overhead, Brand Cuts

Promotional environment of holiday season impacted fourth-quarter sales and earnings.

clock February 16, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Sean Avery

Marketing and Promotion

Sean Avery in the Neutral Zone

The NHL’s black sheep, and Hickey Freeman’s latest pitchman, considers life without hockey.

clock February 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

Lacoste Live


Project Sees Uptick in Sales

Over 800 brands crowded the buzzing show, with pillar companies like J Brand and Lacoste pointing to impressive sales jumps in the past year.

clock February 16, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Woolrich John Rich & Bros.’ wool parka, United Arrows’ wool sweater and Whillas & Gunn’s cotton pants.

Fashion Features

Out and About: Top Trends From Las Vegas Shows

The mood was decidedly upbeat during the trade shows, as retailers have been experiencing improved men’s wear sales for several months.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff



Changes Abound at MAGIC Show

The flagship men’s wear show in Las Vegas got a facelift this time around.

clock February 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke


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