LEADING INDEPENDENT APPAREL RETAILERS

The retailers below have been selected by their peers for membership in the Apparel Forum, an association of the top independent upscale merchants in the United States. Each one represents the best in selection, service and quality, and has a reputation for superior customer satisfaction.

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Lifestyle Features

May the Fowl Be With You

Fried chicken gets dressed up. BY DONALD CHARLES RICHARDSON So what if versions of fried chicken have been eaten since ancient times in Europe and Asia, chicken fried in palm oil has been a longstanding staple in West African cuisine, and the Scots were early proponents of frying chicken in fat? (Some even credit them with introducing the technique to [...]

Listen Up!

The newest contemporary art exhibits are heard, not seen. BY ELISE DIAMANTINI Sound installations are a growing trend in the contemporary art world. Some attribute their popularity to the globalization of music through the internet. As Mark IJzerman, a sound artist/composer and writer for Everyday Listening, a website that posts various sound and art installations, sees it, “[The internet] makes [...]

World Scene

EXPERIENCE LIFE’S LITTLE LUXURIES BY DONALD CHARLES RICHARDSON THE ART OF STYLE Le Royal Monceau, Raffles in Paris is a very fashionable hotel. Between rushing out to glamorous appointments, modish guests dine in the restaurants, gather at Le Bar Long for cocktails, or indulge in the Spa My Blend by Clarins (which has the longest indoor pool in Paris). And it’s [...]

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Fashion Features

Spring Forward

Advances in modern materials take us through the changing seasons. BY WILLIAM KISSEL If you still believe that cashmere and wool are for winter and cotton and linen must stay in the closet until the first signs of spring, you may not have a clear grasp on the material world—or at least not on the materials that have been [...]

Evolving Traditions

At Etro, creative experimentation is perfectly balanced by centuries-old inspiration. As a fashion and lifestyle brand, Etro wasn’t so much founded as grown organically. In 1968, Gimmo Etro began producing high-quality fabrics embellished with original designs and innovative colors. In 1981 the furnishing textiles line made its debut, featuring a paisley print that would quickly [...]

A Soft Mix: What You Need Now

No one does casual luxe quite like AG. BY ELISE DIAMANTINI Known for a super-soft hand, luxurious fabrics and vintage washes, AG’s jeans are American made and manufactured in its 400,000 sq. ft. Los Angeles factory. For spring 2014, AG is stepping up its game with cutting-edge styles for both men and women. Here, we highlight the must-have items for [...]

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News & Events

Rodes Events

September 12 & 13, 2012 at Rodes For Him Measure Up has been producing the finest custom shirts in the industry for over 20 years.  Each one is hand crafted, one at a time here in the U.S.  From basic white to luxurious detailed fabrics, pocket and cuff selections, the options are endless.  Measure Up [...]

Mitchells / Richards / Marshs Events

Greenwich June 1st – Veronica Beard Pre-Fall/Fall Trunk Show June 16th – Mikimoto Trunk Show June 16th – Robin Rotenier Men’s Trunk Show June 16th – Tailor Vintage Selling Day June 23rd – Giorgio Armani Resort Trunk Show

Mario’s Events

Women’s Akris Fall Trunk Show  Seattle: Saturday, June 9   Women’s Oscar de la Renta Fall Trunk Show Seattle: Thursday, June 14 – Friday, June 15

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