Steve Kaufman

She’s the merchandise coordinator at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where she can team her passions for the arts and for sports

What do you think has formed your interesting career?

I lived a dual life growing up. I was born...

The market for accessories is thriving again: Look for the designer labels

If apparel, from fashion to ready-to-wear to cheap chic, has been slow to emerge from the recession, the accessories...

Trying to compete with the Internet? Open your eyes – and your doors!

In 2005, when Sears and Kmart announced a merger, I asked a retail professional how two such crippled chains could...

This art student turned retail expert turns a careful eye to real-world problems

Doing something in the retail world came naturally to you, didn’t it?

Yes, my father owned...

Mexico’s luxury department store creates an organic floor plan for wandering and exploring

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This is the 13th conference, a cause for celebration, mutual congratulations, learning and fun

It’s always hard to believe that we’re about to head off to IRDC. It’s also hard to...

Jack Daniel's Sinatra-inspired duty free store sets up shop

For roughly half a century, Jack Daniel’s and...

Consumer technology can do almost everything today. But our geekocracy wants more!

Anyone who knows me, or has read things I’ve written, knows I’m not techno-savvy about 21st Century gadgetry. I don’t...

TPG Architecture’s (New York) design principal takes an intellectual approach to his craft - except when he goes with his gut

Would you talk about the “happy accident” that led you into architectural design?
When I joined...

Has the luxury jewelry retailer sacrificed its prestige for a pot of silver?

When the recession hit in late 2008, high-end retailers had some decisions to make. Should they retain their...

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