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  • Making an Entrance

    Accent rugs and mats today are to the floor what dec pillows have always been to the sofa. More

  • Cracking the Millennial Code

    Designing for Millennials isn’t just about bright prints anymore. As suppliers have delved more deeply into the prized demographic, they’re altering their approach. More

  • Cross Country

    Now into its 13th year in the luxury linens and home décor retail business, Serene & Lily is expanding across channels and product categories as its brand finds increased relevance in today’s high-end market. More

  • LNT’s Third Act

    Linens-n-Things has been puttering along as a pure play etail nameplate for nearly a decade now. But with more consumers shopping for home goods online — and the number of competitors in the space burgeoning — has repositioned to grab a bigger piece of the market. More

  • Boscov’s Finding a Better Way

    It would be easy to think of Boscov’s as just a throwback to another kinder, gentler era in retailing. That is, until you notice the specifics: Clever merchandising, large and well-assorted product mixes, promotional marketing as aggressive as anybody else in the mall and an attention to details that would be the envy of any retailer in America. More

  • There’s No Business Like Show Business

    Buyers and exhibitors head into the second-half trade show season facing a contradictory environment. While many major retailers saw strength in the home department during the first quarter, chain-wide performance was not so hot — especially at nameplates with significant apparel business. More

  • About Faces

    Putting together the pieces of the new model for licensed brands

    The new faces keep on arriving — television hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Ripa, reality star Countess LuAnn, “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond and country superstar Trisha Yearwood. All have recently marched into the soft home business, and more of their colleagues will surely follow. More

  • Follow the Money

    We’ve all heard the line from Willie Sutton, the infamous bank robber who, when asked, why he robbed banks, answered, “Cause that’s where the money is.” More

  • The Next Big Idea?

    Have you noticed how many retailers are wheedling their way into consumers’ homes? I mean that literally. More

  • Rubicon: Parents spending big on Back-to-College


    Los Angeles – Parents of college freshmen plan to spend more than twice as much money on the 2016 season as parents of children in K-12, according to a new survey from Rubicon Project. More

  • Loftex adds vp of design


    New York – Loftex has tapped an industry vet to fill its newly created position of vp of design. More

  • Innocor Foam launches interactive website


    West Long Branch, N.J. – Innocor Foam Technologies, the OEM division of Innocor, Inc., a leading polyurethane foam manufacturer, has debuted a new website to reflect the changes within its newly branded B2B segment. More



    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 11, 2016

    Who Moved My Recovery?

    A lot of people are getting pretty sick and tired of this business rebound that continues to be out there … somewhere … on the horizon … somewhere. Yes, the economy is better and none of us should lose sight of the fact that the economic picture is better in the United States than virtually anyplace else on the planet. The housing market is strong, employment is starting to enter historically high levels, and with lower gas prices and higher wages, people just have more spending money in their pockets. But every first quarter for the past several years we’ve been sold ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 11, 2016

    One Size Fits...None

    If you’re under 50 (yes, 50) and you work on the supplier side of the business, you’ve probably heard the most senior members of your organization reminisce about the good old days when the company sold 100 accounts, 150 accounts, even 200 accounts. Ask them how that worked. Because that’s probably what the future’s going to look like. Small and mid-sized retailers are snatching share from traditional retailers — and it’s not only about e-commerce, although the maker movement and the marketplaces are unquestionably competing against both established retailers and vendors for consumers’ attention and their ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 8, 2016


    After more than 15 years of staying within U.S. borders, I finally crossed the pond last month to go on a glorious family vacation to Europe – Italy, France and Spain. The last time I visited the continent, my husband and I were newlyweds (well, 2 years married), and with far fewer expenses. We were renting a little apartment in New York City, had no dependents yet (except two little turtles we bought from a street vendor in Chinatown) and airfare to Spain was as low as $300 round-trip on American Airlines. Not to mention, the Euro had not yet ...

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Posh from HTT

Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.

See the issue.