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    What is myrrh anyway? Terry Jones picks his 10 favorite Monty Python movie clips. And back in the real world…Kohl’s readies its first outlet store. Anthropologie is cranking up home. Evine ODs on textiles. And Williams-Sonoma is still digging out from the port slowdown.

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    Joliet, Ill. — Ikea has announced it plans to double the size of its planned distribution center here as part of its strategy to serve customers in the Midwest.

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  • Williams-Sonoma Inc. grapples with port issue fallout

    San Francisco – The word “west” proved pivotal to Williams-Sonoma Inc. in the first quarter, when the company offset woes from West Coast port slowdowns with rewarding comps at West Elm.

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    Jacksonville, Fla. – Home remained a highlight again in the first quarter for Stein Mart, with soft home giving a needed boost the department as other areas struggled.

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Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 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! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    May 11, 2015

    Two Years … and Not Counting

    As much as some people hope problems will go away if you don’t pay attention to them and time goes by, that’s not always the way things work. Last month marked two years since the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh when more than 1,100 workers in a multi-story textiles factory facility died when the building collapsed because of unsafe conditions. And while the companies in the building were in the apparel business and there were no home textiles producers located in Rana Plaza, the incident raised the whole issue of safe product sourcing across many industries around ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    May 11, 2015


    This is what the denouement looks like. At the Sears store in the Freehold Raceway Mall in New Jersey, the parking lot level floor was almost entirely denuded of merchandise. Huge chunks of space sat idle behind blue partitions. The barriers concealed pallets bearing unwrapped fixtures and stacks of unopened boxes of indeterminate provenance. There was a handsome and sizable run of fresh shelving in place for a shoe department. It was as-yet unstocked and it will not be filled with Sears products. Signs near the entry points read: “Pardon our dust,” and “We’re open to serve you during ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    April 28, 2015

    Lost out on Lilly? You’ll live

    I went to the Target launch of the Lilly Pulitzer Collection, and all I got was this Essie “Gold Nuggets” glittery nail polish. And that is fine by me. My mom, a child of the 1950s and teenager of the 1960s and a lifelong big fan all things Lilly, was eagerly awaiting the collection. Since my girls were born, my mother has been buying them Lilly dresses for special occasions, as the brand’s original line tends toward the pricier side. So when Mom heard about Target’s limited-edition and more affordable line with the designer, we made plans to ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 27, 2015

    Keeping Up With The

    A word to the supplier community. Does your operation have an e-commerce team? Do you at least have an e-comm person? You should know that a growing number of your competitors do. The larger U.S. rug manufacturers were the first to jump on the strategy – and that was a good couple of years ago. What surprised at New York Home Fashions Market last month was the extent to which importers in other home textiles categories are restructuring internally to address online business. I wouldn’t say it’s a wave, but it’s definitely building. The most bare-bones effort ...

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