MRket, the Business Journals, Inc.-produced trade show, is adding a progressive menswear platform to its upcoming show in New York. Called Vanguard, the showcase of contemporary/luxe brands will have its own separate environment on the show floor of the Javits Center. “We are very pleased to be introducing Vanguard because it is the added dimension to MRket that retailers have asked us to produce,” said Britton Jones, President and CEO of Business Journal, Inc. “With the tremendous growth of MRket, the better menswear community is back under one roof and now by integrating the best of the contemporary community with Vanguard, we are providing retailers with the ultimate convenience of one-stop shopping.” Brands confirmed to show Jan. 18-20 include Daniel Hechter, DKNY Black Label, Culturata, Stone Rose and Richard Harris.

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