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Retailer Spotlight: Sal Lauretta for Men

St. Croix Collections was established on the belief that excellence, and indeed, perfection, were reasonable goals to achieve when creating menswear. And for nearly 60 years, Founder Bernhard Brenner has been driving toward his goal of “creating the world’s finest knitwear.” Because of this, we feel a kinship with other companies that have built their […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Mr. B Clothing

Successful people often have common personality traits and habits. Certainly hard work and determination is part of the mix, but for those that are successful and content, there’s something more. You’ll find that for these people, there’s a passion for the work they do, a dedication to stay the course, and a willingness to listen […]

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Retailer Spotlight: At Ease

In our busy world, people value things that are easy. We specifically look for ways to make life a little smoother, easier. It’s the reason we’ve got drive-through car washes and take-and-bake pizza. So when you encounter a store called “At Ease”, it imparts a sense of reassurance that your shopping experience is going to […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Brown’s

Some of the most successful people will tell you that the path to breakout success is to find your unique selling proposition—what makes you or your product or idea stand out from the rest. Companies that embrace what makes them unique are truly some of the most successful, because they’re very clear on what their […]

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Retailer Spotlight: The Red Barn Fine Apparel

Over the course of history, barns were often a place for invention—for tinkering around on an idea until it became something real. The airplane from the Wright Brothers comes to mind as one of the greatest inventions to emerge from a barn. What isn’t often heard of is a barn being used as a high-end […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Partners’ Limited

Partners’ clothing store in Lafayette, Louisiana is loving their new location. They recently relocated to a new, stand-alone building in a thriving, energetic part of town. They love that this location brings in lots of new, fresh faces, but is still convenient for their beloved long-term customers. After all, relationships with their customers is the […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Nancy’s Fancys

One of the best things about independent retailers is that they are precisely that: independent. These stores aren’t the homogenized corporate versions of big box retail that removes all individual personality—they are filled with personality. Nancy’s Fancys in Highlands, North Carolina is exactly that kind of independent retailer— a place stocked full of great products […]

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Retailer Spotlight: The Shirt Box

Throughout history, there are so many stories about people leaving home to find their way…seeking something more than what they’ve always known. There are also many stories of those same people coming home…realizing that they already knew exactly where they belonged. Ron Elkus and Rod Brown of The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills, MI, fit […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Franco’s Fine Clothier

In our go-go-go world, speed is often one of the things we prize most. Fast internet connection, fast and easy meals—everything is fast. But for true luxury, “speed” is rarely part of the equation. Fine wines, for example, take time to become fine. At St. Croix Collections we appreciate artisans and craftsmen that take the […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Pinstripes

If you visit Kansas City and ask a local to recommend something to do, it’s likely they’ll point you toward the Plaza. It’s a fabulous shopping and entertainment district near downtown Kansas City, complete with beautiful fountains, great shops and plenty of restaurants. A must-stop shop at the Plaza is Pinstripes—one of the best men’s luxury […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Kannon’s Clothing

St. Croix Collections is proud of its nearly 60 year American-made legacy. There’s a certain comradery among companies that have hit the half-century mark—it’s almost like a club. A club of determined, dedicated people who know that quality and service are the only real way to build a long-lasting venture, and it becomes part of […]

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Retailer Spotlight: The Foursome

This October, award-winning retailer The Foursome in Plymouth, MN is celebrating their 80th year in business! That’s a major accomplishment in the retail world. And when people talk about a “family business”, there’s no better example than the three generations of family all working together at The Foursome. The company began in 1935, founded by […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Lindley Clothing Co.

This fall, Lindley Clothing Co. in Omaha, NE will celebrate a huge milestone for any organization, but particularly for independent retail—80 years in business! Speaking with John Lindley, owner of Lindley Clothing, he shared some insights on his business, his philosophy, and what he loves about the industry he’s in. John told us a brief history […]

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