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    Himatsingka

    At the New York Market — There’s a whole lot of name-dropping going on at 261 Fifth Avenue, where Himatsingka America’s showrooms are adding star power, international design and urban street art to its portfolio of brands. More ...

Latest News

  • HFPA: Proposed bill would ramp up textiles oversight

    New York – The Senate has introduced a new bill that would lead to more aggressive enforcement of customs and trade laws for textiles, including home fashion products.

  • Walmart US chief lays out priorities

    New York – Eight months into his role as president and ceo of Walmart’s US stores, Greg Foran this morning shared his vision of what stores will look like by holiday 2015 as well as two or three years from now. He also addressed an article in today’s Wall Street Journal that reported the company is squeezing vendors for greater price reductions.

  • Surf’s up at PBteen with new Kelly Slater collection

    San Francisco – Williams-Sonoma Inc. brand PBteen this week launches an exclusive and eco-friendly room décor and accessories collection with 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater.

  • IFDA to host next CCC on April 6

    New York – The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will host its next monthly networking event next Monday.

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Tuesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 63 cents. The price on July contracts was also 63 cents.

  • Pre-Easter selling boosts comps

    New York – Spring fever spread at retail in the fourth and final week of March, when comps rose 3.0% following a 2.8% gain the prior week, said the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index.

  • Bloomingdale’s opening new store in Norwalk, Conn.

    Cincinnati - Bloomingdale’s plans to open a new 150,000-square-foot, three-level store in fall 2018 in Norwalk, Conn., parent company Macy’s Inc. announced today.

  • Campanile, long-time NY textiles restaurant hang-out, closing

    New York — One of the favorite restaurants of the New York textiles industry for more than two decades under two different names, is closing, effective today.

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NY Home Show Videos

HTT Video Player for NY Show

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.

Market Party

HTT Kick Off Party

The Big H&TT Market Kick-Off Party is set for 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday, March 22 at 230 Fifth Ave. Rooftop. See details!

Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.

BLOGS

  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 23, 2015

    March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    March 10, 2015

    Art imitating life?

    I experienced some déjà vu this weekend while binging on the newly released Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix. (NOTE: Show fans – Stop here if you don’t want a spoiler) In episode 8, fictional presidential candidate Heather Dunbar, who is on the campaign trail in Cedar Rapids, gives a motivational speech to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers on the need for Walmart to raise its minimum wage. Had she lived in the real world, she’d be about two weeks too late. On Feb. 19, Walmart said it was raising the minimum wage to $10 ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 9, 2015

    Oh ... Canada

    Like most people who think the United States and America are the same and that the place north of us is … well, that place, my understanding of the particulars of Canada are somewhat vague and largely uninformed. Nothing personal, mind you. I’ve rarely met a Canadian I didn’t like and I’m quite fond of their comedians, hockey players and bacon. But when it comes to understanding why business in Canada is not necessarily the same as business in the United States I’m as ignorant as the next guy … especially if the next guy works at 1000 ...

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