Retail Icon Mickey Drexler On Breaking Up Department Stores: “I Don’t Get It.”

Mickey Drexler has led some big retail brands, and he sees challenges ahead for the sector even as in-store shopping is picking up again. But he doesn’t understand how the latest Wall Street idea for retail —spinning off growing online operations — will solve more issues than it ends up creating.

Drexler who has led some of the biggest retailers such as Gap and J. Crew, and was the founder of Old Navy and Madewell, said he always goes by common sense and can’t imagine splitting off any of those businesses. Read more at CNBC.