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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    October 11, 2016

    What I Learned at Textiles Market

    Now that all of the towels have been folded, the beds remade and all those gazillions of pillows, quilts and rugs put back in their proper places, it seems only appropriate for a New York Home Fashions Market week download: • Business Ain’t Easy. While the whining was generally kept to a minimum, when you asked, you got pretty much the same answer about business being soft. And why not: you’ve got at least half of the biggest retailers in the category — Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears and Kmart — basically reporting flat sales. • Vendors Are ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    October 11, 2016

    High on Holiday

    Home textiles suppliers exhibiting at last month’s New York Home Fashions Market generally agreed that business at retail is, at best, uneven. In a trend that been in place since the country emerged from the recession, whether sales are brisk or blasé varies by retailer. And within each individual retailer, the performance in home textiles rises or falls by category. Certainly, the roster of quarterly reports that arrived just prior to market reflected that. Of 25 leading retailers of home textiles who reported results in August and September, nine saw total sales slip. Those included Top 10 retailers Bed ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    September 20, 2016

    And now, a word about product

    Yes, everybody’s buzzing about the Welspun situation and what it will portend for the industry at large. The bankruptcy of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. is sending container shipping rates up, ugh. And during market previews in recent days, several people were still awaiting goods that got held up because China’s government shut down factories to clear the air for the G20 meeting in the Hangzhou area, where the summit was held Sept. 4-5. It feels like global events are swamping the nuts and bolts of the business of making attractive home textiles. But enough about the ...

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NY Market Videos

NY Market 2016

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the Fall 2016 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Video coverage sponsored by Tencel.


Posh from HTT

Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.

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