Testimonials

Retailer Testimonials

“N.W. Buyers is not just a buying show; it is a small business forum where some of the best independent specialty stores in the U. S. gather. Here I can get real answers to real questions from people that speak the same language as me. While the rebate checks from my purchases through the group pay for my trip and time and then some, the ideas and seeds that I have taken away by asking my peers at N.W. Buyers have yielded amazing results.”

Ben Graham – Grahams Style Store, Dubuque, Iowa

“I had been aware of N.W. Buyers for roughly 10 years prior to my joining, and from the very first show, I was kicking myself for not joining sooner. I highly recommend becoming a member of N.W. Buyers.”

Warren Cohn, Amityville Men’s Shop – Amityville, New York

“Yes, the rebate checks I get are great; the opportunity to sit down with other store owners and share thoughts and ideas on how we run our individual businesses is invaluable.”

Bob Missel – Sampter’s, Freemont, Nebraska

“Since my great grandfather joined N.W. Buyers in 1927, we have found the group to be a trusted resource in the men’s fashion industry. N.W. Buyers has united independent retailers, giving us the buying power like our bigger competitors. N.W. Buyers is a very important asset in our menswear business.”

Michael Norby – 4th generation owner, Norby’s Department Store, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

“I have been a proud member of N.W. Buyers for 17 years. I should have joined 5 years prior, but I kept trying to figure out why it sounded too good to be true. Well, it’s all true! There is no catch, and it’s a great organization. I have developed countless friendships with other retailers as well as with owners and representatives of many fine companies. I have also had the privilege of serving on the board of directors and loved every minute of that experience.”

Tina (Cicco) Popp – John Cicco’s Menswear, Merrillville, Indiana

“Being a third generation owner with 86 years of operation, I view N.W. Buyers as a big part of our growth and success. The ability to receive special pricing through my membership has enabled my store to increase margins without raising prices. That is a great component to a successful retail operation. Oh, and the rebate and dividend checks are just icing on the cake.”

Steve Walker – Walker’s Clothing & Shoes, Lancaster, Wisconsin

“Our membership in N.W. Buyers has proven to be very valuable to our store. Traveling to the shows in Minneapolis is easy and less expensive than other shows we have attended. The show itself is extremely easy to work and we enjoy the friendly atmosphere. We get most of our work done at this show since all of our important recognizable vendors are affiliated with N.W. Buyers; consequently, we feel no need to travel elsewhere. The rebates help us offset expenses and are paid in a timely manner as promised. If you are a prospective store that is considering joining N.W. Buyers, feel free to contact me at (770) 461-3440 with any questions.”

David Dumas – J&R Clothing, Fayetteville, Georgia

Vendor Testimonials

“N.W. Buyers has allowed me to service hundreds of specialty stores that I would never be able to reach on my own due to travel time and expense. Over the past 20 years, I’ve built countless trusting relationships with retailers who have become more than just business customers, they’ve become my friends.”

Gary Donnowitz – Zanetti, Ascott Browne, Christopher Lena, Tag Mfg. Jimmy Sales Neckwear

“I was amazed at the amount of NEW customers I was able to reach in my territory. I increased my business in every state I cover, and was able to get product into many areas I was not in before. N.W. Buyers members are there to make their business better and to add lines they believe will work in their respective market. I continue to open new accounts and grow my existing business at every show.”

Roy Joos – Nautica International

“Our company attends 16 shows per year, and in my opinion, NOTHING compares to the experience we have at N.W. Buyers. If your goal is to be cost effective while being efficient with your time, N.W. Buyers is the show for you. You will find N.W. Buyers to be a terrific tool to exchange ideas with fellow merchants and vendors, in a setting that just doesn’t exist at other markets.”

Hans Lemus – Pacific Silk

“N.W. Buyers is the perfect stage to showcase the menswear that I represent. The relationship is much more than buyer and seller. Every retailer of menswear should be a member of N.W. Buyers.”

Bob Klein – Jimmy Sales Neckwear, Gruppo Bravo, Harmony, Serica

“N.W. Buyers holds two buying shows each year in a very accessible location. I travel from the Pacific NW, and can fly directly to Minneapolis from my home base. Our brand has seen very nice growth since being invited to join. We feel we have a quality product at a good price, and I would say the same thing is true about being a member of N.W. Buyers, a quality product at a very good price.”

Andrew Rice – Johnston & Murphy