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Retail Patrick James Mon Pere (seated) is proud that Patrick James Inc. has remained a family company, and is surrounded by (L to R) Clay Thomas, Michael Mon Pere, Pat Mon Pere Jr. and Paul Mon Pere. PATRICK JAMES INC. Simply the Best Patrick James Inc. has not wavered from its 51-year-long commitment to provide the highest-quality clothing for men, and this dedication has led to the ongoing growth of its business. I Patrick James Mon Pere, founder Fresno, Calif. 46 n the world of high-end fashion, the marketplace is constantly changing due to the nature of the industry and adjustments retailers must make to cater to the latest trends in consumer demands. For Patrick James, Purveyor to Gentlemen – an upscale men’s clothing retailer launched in Fresno, Calif., more than 50 years ago – evolving with styles as they come and go has been pertinent, but maintaining its workforce is what has made the company a success for this long, according to founder Patrick James Mon Pere. “We are very fortunate to have a group of people with us for many, many years,” Mon Pere says. “That alone says a great deal about our firm because we practically have no turnover in stores. July/August 2013 “I have manufacturers’ reps go through the stores, and they tell me they can’t believe I always have the same people,” he adds. “We have tremendous loyalty in our firm to what we’re trying to achieve and how we go about it.” Mon Pere founded the company in 1962 in Fresno as a private label store. Today, Patrick James Inc. remains family owned and operated as Mon Pere’s sons Mike, Patrick Jr. and Clay play pivotal roles as executives. Patrick has taken over day-to-day operations as president; Michael serves as vice president while handling all IT needs for the stores; and Clay runs warehouse and monitors sales as treasurer. Patrick James Inc. has grown into a nationwide company with a catalog business, e-commerce web-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013

Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013
Digital Messaging
How to Bring New Life to the Center Store
Fall Toy Preview 2013
WWWDMAGIC 2013 Fashion Preview
Hispanic Footwear
Firm Fashion Fixture
Macy’s Magic
Generating Buzz
Looking Sharp
On the Trend
Shoe Sensation
Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Hiller’s Market
Patrick James Inc.
Art Van Furniture
Fairway Market
Architec Housewares
Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems
Burnstad’s Market
Shoe Carnival Inc.
Destination XL
Hibbett Sports
R.H. Ledbetter Properties
Goodwill of Central Arizona
Beyond the Rack LLC
Cymax Canada
Diamond Nexus
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013