Blogs & Perspectives

Cry, all you fashion babies, and raise a glass to...
If there’s any sign that Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are so day-before-yesterday, it’s the...
Smart retailers are enhancing the shopping...
If you check the headlines regularly, you’ve read the statistics and heard the “experts’” tales of...
Utilizing trends as a key component to retail...
We’re only a few weeks into 2016 and many of us have already had our fill of trend reports, future forecasts and...
Homage to a merchandising master and my first...
I was flying into the unknown. Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, between the life I had lived as an architect in Montreal...
Appealing to all five senses helps retailers...
The science of retailing is nothing new. For decades, researchers have helped retailers understand consumer behavior inside...
The NRF Big Show was a chance for retail tech to...
This month, European retailers headed for Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to understand what’s...
Emma Gardner took a circuitous route to flooring...
Chances are you’ve stepped on one of Emma Gardner’s rugs. The chief designer and principal of her Petaluma,...
We must recognize technology as a communication...
If you hold a mirror to the face of retail, the reflected image would be us. As our society and cultures evolve, retail...
Transforming the definition of what we do from...
This past fall, I took a group of students to Grand Rapids, Mich., to visit the headquarters of two of the industry’s...
Natasha Watkins makes it about her clients
Now, as senior designer at Vassi Design Group’s (Lewisville, Texas) Chippenhook brand, she works with the likes of...

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