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Nordstrom is shuttering its Indianapolis store
Not long after the Indianapolis 500 made that city the vital center of national attention for a day, part of its center was...
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VMSD’s European Editor takes in the new retail...
My second trip to Berlin this year, made last month, confirmed why this is a city that’s always worth taking time out...
LEDs ruled the floor for the 2011 trade show
“Lighting design and aesthetics are becoming increasingly important,” remarked Maryrose Sylvester, president and...
Alexander McQueen exhibit is an inspiration you...
The debate has been ongoing: Does fashion cross into the realm of art? After seeing “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty...
How should store design head off the next big...
I am in awe of the brains that conceived of the microchip, which condensed our lives into something that fit first on our...
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Two West’s chief anthropologist talks about...
As a chief anthropologist, how do you help retailers and brands better connect with shoppers? My work is designed to...
She’s much savvier than you might think
One of the questions that frequently arises about the role of technology in the store is, “Who are we designing these...
Displays aren’t just about stacks of products,...
When it comes to displaying denim in the store environment, why is this industry still stacking them 20-pairs deep? During...
Leo Kahn was a retail innovator for pens, paper...
As the category-killer big-box phenomenon raged in the 1990s, business articles debated who the brain really was behind the...
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Spring is aglow with new sights, including some...
The latest sales figures for April show the retail sector is off to a strong first quarter in 2011. But another way to gauge...

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