An Evening of Luxury Menswear to Introduce GROUPE

WCNY Retail Network of Fashion & WCNY Special & Social Events Committee

The WCNY Retail Network of Fashion (WhRN) and WCNY Social Committee invites you to an evening of luxury menswear, wine and hors d’oeuvres to introduce GROUPE, a new and innovative design and retail experience at 198 Bowery that serves as the first true vertically integrated fashion collective and incubator for emerging designers.

GROUPE identifies, and collaborates with promising designers to create capsule collections and launch new brands. GROUPE provides all of the infrastructure – from design resources, to funding and production, all the way through to marketing and distribution. GROUPE then brings the work of these designers to a curated audience through their e-commerce platform and retail experience at 198 Bowery.

Barely one month old, GROUPE’s initial focus is menswear, with womenswear launching in 2017.  Founded by James Jurney (W’90) and his wife Gwendolyn, who started the luxury menswear brand Seize sur Vingt 18 years ago, known for the finest shirts and tailored clothing, and which now becomes the cornerstone brand of the GROUPE umbrella.

Please come and experience firsthand this compelling new business model.  James and Gwen will present the concept, and the initial GROUPE designers will be on hand for discussion and Q&A. 

An exclusive one time Wharton Alumni discount of 20% will be offered during the event.  Also, see below for information on free transportation!

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


198 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

WCNY Supporting Members - $10.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $20.00

Click here to register.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Monday, December 5 at 11:00am - No Exceptions! 

For information on how to get involved with WhRN, please contact Susan Teplitz, Chair, at

Free transportation!
Our friends at Via are providing rides to and from the event. 
     New to Via? Get $10 in Ride Credit with promo code* WCNYNEW
     Already a Via member? Get 20% off your ride – use promo code** WCNY20

*Valid for new members only. Promo code expires December 20, 2016.
**Promo code is valid for rides to and from 198 Bowery St. on December 1 from 5pm - 9pm from anywhere in the Via zone in Manhattan (below 125th St) or in Williamsburg. 
Excludes airport rides. 20% off applies to base fare only and does not include tax, tolls and additional passenger charges. Tax applies to rides paid for with prepaid Ride Credit or by charging the card on file. Additional passengers ride at $3 each.