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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    February 16, 2015

    Changing of the Guard

    The end of one era and the beginning of another is not usually so readily apparent at the time it all happens. It’s not like a calendar where you turn the page from one year to another and you can neatly mark the occasion. But over the past few weeks we’ve seen just that happen at both the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s divisions of Macy’s corporate. Yes, Terry Lundgren still runs the show overall and Tony Spring is now entering his second year over Bloomies, but one layer down there have been some pretty serious changes ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    February 16, 2015


    New York Home Fashions Market officially gets underway five weeks from today. Recent talks with suppliers gearing up for market week have been hitting three themes. The West Coast port delays are hurting some suppliers and direct-import retailers more than others. Suppliers who take most of their deliveries on the West Coast have been scrambling to meet their obligations – at the very least making sure enough goods make it to stores to support advertising programs. Suppliers who take most of their deliveries on the East Coast are worried that shipments diverted from the West Coast are going to start slowing ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    February 16, 2015

    Between Seasons

    A recent development in the home textiles world is the emergence of a “between seasons” business. Shoppers have faster-than-ever access to emerging fashion trends through mobile devices and social media, which is forcing retailers from top-tier to the masses to react as quickly to keep up. Peacock Alley this year is for the first time adding “mid-season introductions” to its top-of-bed fashion line, first in the summer and then again in the fall. Company C making a similar “first” this year with a summer collection of dec pillows, throws and table linens among other items as well as a new ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    February 16, 2015

    The SHOW Report

    So, it's once again time for some pretzel logic – excuse me Donald and Walter – straight from the aisles of beautiful downtown Heimtextil, the ginormous textiles fair in Frankfurt last month. As always, it's the ground zero for the global home textiles market and anyone who is anywhere is usually there. Those who choose to ignore it do so at their own peril. Post-show there are the usual reports from the show organizers and anecdotal stories from attendees on how it all went, and if you cobble enough of them together you can generally get a pretty fair idea ...

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