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San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Surtex, the New York-based show for original art and design, has announced its conference schedule. More
San Francisco -- Pottery Barn Kids has gone live with a new baby and kids home furnishings collection with a renowned bridal, ready-to-wear and accessory designer. More
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April 27, 2016When Target announced its plans for a Marimekko line, I was excited about my prospects for affordable access to the otherwise high-end, high-priced brand (on its website, aprons average $47 and mini tea towels go for about $20, to give you an idea). But I was also admittedly apprehensive, as I was still recovering from Hurricane Lilly’s hit last year that left me with only one measly Essie/Lilly bottle of “Gold Nuggets” nail polish. (Remember my blog from last year?) Now that it’s been more than a week since Marimekko’s debut, I’m left a little ...
Home Alone 3
April 25, 2016To the news that Victoria’s Secret is going to be scaling back – perhaps even eliminating – its print catalog going forward, all one can say is they must have their underwear on too tight over there. While the rest of the retail world is embracing the omnichannel strategy – be anywhere and everywhere your customer wants to connect with you and be able to sell them accordingly – the VS folks seem to have decided the cost of printing and mailing all of those catalogs is just too expensive. Well, so are electricity in the stores, web programmer salaries and the ships ...
April 25, 2016The owners of my local mall want to turn it into a village – and that says a lot about where bricks retailing seems to be headed. The 56-year-old Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, N.J., features 150 stores and 7,000 parking spaces, including a three-story garage that, frankly, I have never seen used in the five years I’ve been a resident in this area. The owner – real estate development firm Kushner Companies – recently asked for a zoning change that would allow it to convert the mall into “a 24/7 live/work/play environment.” The vision includes residential buildings ...
Business Annual 2016
- Hospitality & Design Expo
May 4, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Maison & Objet Americas
May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016
- International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
May 14, 2016 - May 17, 2016
New York, NY