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Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business

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


  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    April 27, 2016

    No Lilly Echo for Marimekko?

    When 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 ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 25, 2016


    To 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 ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 25, 2016

    It Takes a Village

    The 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 ...

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Business Annual 2016

HTT Business Annual 2016

This year’s Business Annual presents the world of home textiles…in your hand. The exclusive report presents the never-before published Top 15 Home Textiles Manufacturer ranking and an overview of the textiles market by channel and distribution channel. See the issue.