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As holiday windows hit the streets, who will be...
Walking the streets of New York on an unseasonably warm day in November is a treat. Walking those streets while retailers...
In the wake of the hurricane, Chris Christie...
Major weather events can be slippery slopes for politicians. Local officials, from New York mayor John Lindsay in 1968 to...
Retailers are racing to outfit consumers on their...
As I write this letter on a balmy fall afternoon in Cincinnati, three coworkers of mine are sitting in the lunchroom...
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This California designer brings an edgy outlook...
VMSD: Flo Design is more than the name of your firm, isn’t it? It’s also part of your approach to work. Megan...
Welcome to the start of the jolly ole’ shopping...
I can remember a time when Thanksgiving was the official start of the holiday season. The week of that annual holiday, and...
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As executive vp, creative services, he’s...
VMSD: You have called Gap and Polo “the two most formidable brands in the world.” In light of a decade of...
Brands keep trying to find that emotional...
To over think what is cool – or what “cool” even means – is probably very un-cool. It’s part...
Which retailers are ready to stand out in 2012?
$749.51. That’s the amount the average holiday shopper is expected to spend on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more...
Coupons: They seemed like such a good idea at the...
I read an article recently about disaffected merchants who tried Groupon, LivingSocial and other online marketing strategies...
Three days at IRDC provide a year’s worth of...
If designers think in pictures, then editors think in terms of quotes. The notebook sitting on my desk from the 2012 VMSD...

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