RETAILING: From Mergers To Menswear

From Mergers To Menswear

Those laid-off Wall Streeters who can't afford a power tie shouldn't despair about finding work -- or natty clothes. Bergdorf Goodman, the ultra-tony Manhattan retailer, thinks displaced brokers would have a knack for peddling $1,000 suits on Fifth Avenue. To staff a new men's store, Bergdorf courted former financial pitchmen in a help-wanted ad in the Wall Street Journal: "From brokering to banking, if you've a proven track record in sales, the new Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store offers a career opportunity that is at once exciting and rewarding." Bergdorf says it swiftly received more than 100 applications for the jobs, which...

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