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Home & Textiles Today provides the latest news from the world of home textiles manufacturing and retailing.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Current issue for September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Attack of the Killer Third Tier: Monster off-pricers are climbing to the top of the food chain, plus New Products: 40 pages of new products debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market; Home Stores: TJX unveils first U.S. HomeSense store; Clicks to Bricks: Boll & Branch moves from digital to physical retailing; and much more... See details!

Blogs

  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    September 7, 2017

    Channel Fever

    Looks like it’s happening again. Another big brand is moving from the upstairs world down to a lower level…while trying to maintain its better business. This time it’s happening in the apparel business, but everyone in home textiles can tell you stories about all the times this was done in the world of sheets and towels … and what happened. The latest twist involves Under Armour, the seemingly ubiquitous athleisure wear brand that if it didn’t invent the whole category of workout clothing as fashion certainly took it to much higher levels. The brand had for its ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    September 7, 2017

    It was never easy

    Crazy. If you’re looking for a word to describe what’s going on at retail right now, that would fit nicely. But from the time Sears-Roebuck launched its first catalog in 1886 and began undermining the fortunes of locally owned general stores across the country, retailing has experienced and survived and adapted to several generations of flux. I happened onto the retail scene in the early 1990’s. Walmart and Target were not yet national retailers. Kmart was king of the discounters. All three were growing at a rapid clip, invading territory occupied by regional discounters like Ames, Venture ...

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  • PBM Strategic Insights

    Strategic Insights

    PBM Strategic Insights

    August 28, 2017

    What retail can learn from MTV's latest reinvention

    Music video pioneer, MTV, has undergone numerous rebirths over its 36-year history and currently finds itself in the midst of another. Launched in 1981 with the music video “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the channel redefined musical entertainment for an entire generation. As the music video field flooded with imitators, the station switched gears, positioning itself at the forefront of the reality TV era with its then breakthrough series The Real World. For the next 20 years MTV rode the “unscripted” TV wave with reality shows like The Osbournes, Laguna Beach and Jersey Shore. Recently though, during a time when ...

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POSH

POSH Summer 2017

POSH marks our first anniversary with a tribute to friendship in the luxury textiles industry.  Social Media is an increasingly critical component to marketing luxury brands. As explored in Social Climbers, Instagram and Facebook are proving the best paths to reach discerning shoppers.

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NY Home Fashions Market

NY Home Show Day 3

H&TT editors Jennifer Marks and Warren Shoulberg visit three brands making their New York Home Fashions Market debut. See the videos!