by MR Magazine Staff

MR Magazine and Wainscot Media are proud to announce the honorees of the 2023 MR Awards. The MR Awards, celebrated by the magazine and the menswear industry since 2006, recognize merchants, brands, and personalities that are truly making a difference—in our industry and in our world.

“We are thrilled to usher in and honor a group so deserving of this year’s MR awards,” says Lizette Chin, Group Publisher and Vice President MR Magazine and Wainscot Media. “Since 2006 we have honored the best of the best and this year is no exception. We look forward to reconnecting menswear retailers, designers, and brands at another stellar MR awards dinner.”

“We are delighted about this year’s honorees, all recommended to us by friends and colleagues in the menswear industry,” says Karen Alberg Grossman, MR’s Editor-in-Chief. “Not only does each represent resilience, reinvention and high standards, but each is focused on the core values so critical to success today, including diversity, sustainability and giving back. What’s more, they all happen to be truly good people who lead, inspire and collaborate with kindness and caring. Congrats to all!”

And the honorees are:

Industry Impact Award
Sal Cesarani
Celebrated Designer & Teacher

Menswear Merchant of the Year: Department Store
Tina Aniversario
VP/DMM, Nordstrom

Merchant of the Year: Specialty Store
H. Craig DeLongy
Founder, John Craig

Merchants of the Year: Contemporary Store
Jason and Jesse Meyer, Tim and Heather Ellis
Founders, Milworks

People’s Choice Award
Bruce Schedler
VP Apparel Trade Shows, Chicago Collective

Vanguard Award
Brandice Daniel
Founder and CEO, Harlem’s Fashion Row

MR Hall of Fame
Robert Stock
Robert Stock, Robert Graham, Chaps, Country Britches

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark Weber
Former CEO PVH, LVMH; Author & Radio Host

This year’s MR Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, July 24th, 2023, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, during menswear market week.  Profiles of the MR Award Honorees will appear in the July 2023 issue of MR Magazine and will run on MR Those wanting to celebrate an honoree in the July print issue, contact Associate Publisher Charles Garone,, (201) 746-8607

For more info on the event or tickets to attend the dinner, contact Lizette Chin, Vice President/Group Publisher,, (201) 571-2077


  1. Congratulations to all! Always a special night and so fun to celebrate the winners. Special shout out to Tina Aniversario at Nordstrom! Very deserving. I have watched this strong woman build an amazing business and she has nurtured many careers. Hats off to you Lady!
    And Bruce is a total gent and a pleasure to work with. Always.

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