Join MR‘s editor-in-chief Karen Alberg Grossman along with top custom clothing experts as Gladson New York and MR Magazine take a closer look at the custom clothing industry – post-pandemic.
Exploring what’s working, what’s not working, what opportunities exist, and how to take advantage and thrive in a post-pandemic economy.
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, May 26th 2021
Guest Speakers include:
• Chris Blowers – CEO, Greiner’s Clothing, Tampa, FL
• Bob Mitchell – CO-CEO, Mitchells/Richards/Wilkes Bashford/Marios
• James Sleater – Owner, Cad & The Dandy, London/New York
• Dave Welch – b.spoke, Costa Mesa, CA
• Shao Yang – The Tailory New York City
The global pandemic has challenged our entire community of designers, merchants, manufacturers, retailers, and custom clothiers. It has forced us to regroup, reinvent, reinvigorate… or simply give up. For some, their online business has been better than pre-pandemic times, for others, it’s been a daily battle to stay in place and survive. This discussion will explore what’s working, what’s not working, what opportunities exist, and how to take advantage and thrive in a post-pandemic economy.
The Future Custom: A New World discussion will address how the pandemic has changed how we dress and what we wear. Over the past year, we have seen fewer suits in direct correlation with a work-from-home edict. The suit was an essential part of the business wardrobe for many, will this rise again as we start to see businesses come back to the office?
Customer values have also changed over the past twelve months, what impact has this had on buying patterns? Will consumers buy clothing less often? Saving for items that are better quality, custom, unique, and in some way personal to them.
While high-end ‘off-the-rack’ retailers struggle to offer comparable garments in terms of price, available inventory, uniqueness, transparency, and quality, will this give the custom clothing industry an edge over major high-end retail outlets?
Join us while we explore all of these topics and more. Link to event here.