And in honor of it, previous winners share their favorite retail tales.
Harry Sheff: By making their fragrance and grooming departments a larger part of their stores, Blackbird, Martinpatrick3 and Halls have become destination shops.
Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.
Specialty store retailers share insight into the changing contemporary market. Many retailers are reporting positive results in contemporary business for 2011. Have you been experiencing similar increases? What do you attribute them to? Todd Epperley, Halls: Yes, our contemporary business is up high single digits. Contemporary as we’ve known it …