Anne DiNardo

A trip to the city is always good for inspiration and ideas

Everyone knows New York gets a burst of activity every fall as retailers and designers work overtime to bring their...

Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Tiffany &. Co. take home top awards

Lighting designs that added richness, depth and texture stood out in the 20th annual LSI/Gene Moore Award Competition....

New York’s famous shopping avenue rakes in the rents, tourists and retail brands

For the fifth straight year, Fifth Avenue boasts the world’s highest retail rents. At $1900 a square foot, its number is...

Luxury brands drawn to area's wealth

The Numbers
The country of Singapore is composed of 63 islands at the end of the Malay Peninsula....

Will JCPenney’s dynamic duo bring new life to department stores?

When you think of the most successful retailers of the last decade, Target and Apple surely come to mind. JCPenney?...

Christian Dior mixes old and new details inside its renovated 57th Street women’s store to create a new house of luxury

When French luxury retailer Christian Dior opened the doors to its 57th Street flagship in New York in the 1990s, it was...

Most retailers say “yes,” while Nordstrom says “we’ll wait”

At dinner the other night, I shared the news: I had received my first press release about the holidays.

I remember...

As the retail industry keeps moving toward a recovery, is green design following suit?

There’s a buzz in the air again. Design firms are adding staff. Requests for proposals are coming through. Retail...

Great experiences are about more than just delivering what’s on the menu

What better way to relax after a successful International Retail Design Conference than spending a few extra days in San...

Many grocers are considering taking away self-checkout lanes. Is it too soon to give up?

Almost everyone’s got some horror story about using the self-checkout lane at the grocery store. The time when you forgot...

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