Steve Kaufman

Want proof? Dubai is building The Mall of the World

When I was in Dubai in 2007, the sky was the limit. Literally!

The Burj Khalifa, proposed as the world’s tallest...

This San Diego architect’s personal challenge is to improve the planet

What drew you to architecture?
My father was a builder in Seattle and I used to accompany him to...

Saks Fifth Avenue created a new menswear concept in Chicago by moving the department across the street

Saks Fifth Avenue once had its men’s store in Chicago across Michigan...

Since 1945, Japan has gone from cheap plastic to powerful electronics to a roaring, successful apparel empire

As Godzilla reappears on our movie screens, I’m reminded of a time when “made in Japan” was code for “junky.” It was the...

Macy’s brings urban sophistication to its refreshed Herald Square men’s department

Forget the crush of crowds pushing through Macy’s narrow aisles and densely packed merchandise sections at...

It’s slippery for retailers, beginning at the top of the slope. Ask Target

Greg Steinhafel was forced to resign. Who’d-a thought?

In the last 20 years, nobody did retail consistently better...

They can be temporary or long-term, a store, a fixture or even a digital screen

Gilt.com, the fast fashion e-tailer, has been tinkering with physical retailing for a...

Target’s “remarkable failure” misread the Canadian appetite

It’s easy, I guess, for Americans to think of Canada as our country-cousin.

They speak the same language. They...

Grocers search for relevance in today’s online world.

BOPUS.

That five-letter acronym might be the future of supermarket retailing.

It stands for “Buy Online,...

Crayola debuts an Experience Store filled with – you guessed it!

Terra Cotta. Hot Magenta. Blue Lagoon.

Everyone probably has a favorite Crayola...

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