by MR Magazine Staff

(This time he really means it!!)

Stu Nifoussi, the longtime publisher of MR Magazine, will officially retire from full time work on June 30th of this year. His retirement also includes departure from his role as group publisher of the custom magazines for the Forum group of apparel stores and the Luxury Jewelers Resource Group of independent jewelers.

Nifoussi started his fashion publishing career at Business Journals, Inc. in 1986, after building his credentials at Fairchild Publications, Lebhar-Friedman and Vance Publishing. From his initial role as Associate Publisher of Accessories Magazine, he, and Editor-in-Chief Karen Alberg, went on to launch MR Magazine together in 1990, and the custom publishing division in 1998. They have worked together for over 30 years. BJI was sold to UBM in 2016. The publishing properties were sold again, to Wainscot Media, in February 2018.

“The time is right for me to move on after more than 30 years in the fashion business and almost 50 years in publishing,” said Nifoussi. “I hope to maintain the many friendships and bonds I have built over the years, and to keep my ties to the business. I’m very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and of our impact on the men’s business in particular. Karen, and the team, now at Wainscot Media, are like my family, and I will truly miss working with them every day. However, I expect that those relationships will endure, and I will continue to help them succeed in any way I can. I’m confident that the properties are in good hands, with a bright future.”

Nifoussi will continue to consult with Wainscot for several months to complete the transition, and may also take on other projects. However, he and his wife, Cheryl, will relocate to Denver, Colorado this summer to start a new adventure. He may still be reached at his Wainscot email –, or in the future at

Shae Marcus, Senior Vice President/Group Publisher of Wainscot Media will assume Nifoussi’s role on both MR and the custom magazines.