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A silver lining: Burberry is willing to invest...
One of my favorite new terms is recessionista: It’s those “fashionistas” of earlier in the decade, the...
Muted and serene, or financially obscene? The...
There’s a growing contingent of Americans who raise an eyebrow at any show of opulence, glitz or luxury at a time when...
Ground beef? Check. Oil filter? Check. How are...
The challenges to store designers today are immense. One thing has never changed, though: Effective store design starts with...
Forget 70 percent off – all I want is a quick and...
I yearn for the day when shopping was a luxury, something I enjoyed. But as a full-time working mother with two kids,...
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Live from New York, Lippincott’s senior partner...
What drew you to a career in architecture and design? As a child, I designed play houses, gas stations and even airports. I...
It’s simple. Walmart’s winning the battle again...
Yogi Berra is supposed to have said, “That restaurant’s so crowded nobody goes there anymore.” I thought...
On the supplier side of the retail design...
As always, June is our annual fixture issue. But this year, after the successful meeting-of-minds we coordinated for our...
Retailers are trying anything to stay afloat...
The economy is making everyone crazy. Like, did you have a KFC coupon debacle where you live? KFC, trying to promote its...
Yes, there is such a thing as bad publicity. Are...
Woody Allen is suing American Apparel  for using his likeness in its advertising without his permission. A familiar...
Would dirt-cheap flights and rooms be enough to...
When I lived in New York and rode the subway frequently, I used to practice my balance with a stance I learned from a native...

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