Fashion Frameworks


The Retailer Roundtable: What Now...and What Next?

As state and county officials across the US begin to roll out phasing plans for lifting quarantine orders, businesses are also following suit. They are shifting towards “cautious optimism” and navigating immediate and future business (and consumer) needs.  

Join the discussion of independent specialty retailers. Hear an insider’s perspective on the evolving fashion retail landscape, refocused business plans, and future outlook.
Topics covered include:
• How retailers are working with brands •
• Selling via an e-com site & on social media •
• Transition strategies for soft re-openings •
• Fall buying & consumer behavior predictions/patterns •
• And more •


Maureen Doron, Owner, Skirt Boutique
Maureen Doron, Owner, Skirt
Bryn Mawr & Rittenhouse, PA • Stone Harbor, NJ • Womenswear
Since opening the first location of Skirt Boutique nearly 20 years ago, Maureen has developed a unique fashion boutique experience that delivers on the key principle that all women should have access to a personal stylist, not just celebrities! Leveraging her keen sourcing eye, savvy sales strategies and consistent customer outreach has allowed Skirt to thrive and expand to multiple locations.
Ken Giddon, Owner, Rothmans
Ken Giddon, Owner, Rothmans
New York, Scarsdale & Bronxville, NY • Menswear
Ken Giddon is the founder and co-owner of Rothmans. He started Rothmans in the late-1980s when he skipped business school in order to restart his ailing grandfather’s business. Many years later, Rothmans is the last large, high-end multi-brand menswear store in New York City. Ken is the father of three and a huge Boston sports fan.
Rick Ravel, President, Karavel Shoes
Rick Ravel, President, Karavel Shoes
Austin & Round Rock, TX • Footwear
Rick Ravel graduated with a general business degree from BBA University in 1972. Ravel joined the family business in June of 1972 and became president in the early 1980s. He is a Certified Pedorthist. Ravel has been on the staff of the National Shoe Retailer’s training program, When the Shoe Fits, and lectured at numerous Pedorthic Footcare meetings. He is a former board member of the Pedorthic Footcare Association, and former board member, Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of the National Shoe Retailer’s Association.
Maggie Tucker, Owner, Magpies Nashville
Maggie Tucker, Owner, Magpies Nashville
Nashville, TN • Children’s
Maggie Tucker is a Nashville native, and the owner/founder of local retail stores magpies
baby and magpies girl. Maggie has been featured in Southern Living, Cottage Living, Gift
Shop Magazine, and presented with HGTV’s award for top retail merchandising and design.
Maggie’s passion centers around people. She employees over 15 women, and never
hesitates to partner with entrepreneurs, creatives and charitable organizations within all
industries to leverage ideas and talents in an effort to elevate others towards greatness.

MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, Children’s Club, New York Women’s, and MICAM Americas are proud to provide this webinar free of charge to our community members and we would like to thank all participants for their time. We applaud the CFDA for their initiative, A Common Thread, and invite anyone interested to make a small donation.
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