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  • Turnstyle, a subterranean marketplace coming to New York City will feature 34 shops catering to the estimated 88,000 people who pass through the station during the weekday.
  • WASHINGTON - Families will spend a projected $4.7 billion on apparel, cards and more for this year's graduates.
  • NEW YORK - Dena Designs has selected The Joester Loria Group as the exclusive licensing agent for its portfolio of lifestyle brands in baby, children, junior and home.
  • SAN FRANCISCO - West Coast Longshore workers have voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement with employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.
  • Frederic Duclos finds inspiration in the garden for its Espalier cuff bracelet. (Espalier is from the old French meaning trellis.)
  • Filigree jewelry metalwork is re-interpreted on this decorative pillow by D.L. Rhein.
  • From parsley to cilantro to mint, the new Microplane herb mill is designed to cut both leafy and stemmed herbs with a twist of the wrist.
  • Writing cards and getting mail is fun! Help your customers tap into creativity with these postcards feature 12 whimsical animal illustrations to color and decorate.
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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    May 27, 2015

    Location, Location?

    It is an acknowledged fact that the location of a store is key factor in its success.  You need proximity to an adequate pool of potential customers. Transportation and parking are important factors in getting these customers into your shop. But what about the question of whether you should lease or own your store’s location?  An informal survey of long-standing retail businesses (like ours) shows that one common denominator in the shop’s success is often owning the store’s premises instead of being at the mercy of a landlord. The volatile rental market for commercial real estate frequently ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    May 20, 2015

    Buyer's Remorse

    Spendthrift is a confusing word—it sounds like it should refer to thrifty spending, but it actually applies to a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way.  And while we might think that shoppers with buyer’s remorse are spendthrifts, there are many other causes. Buyer’s remorse sets in when a customer gets home with a purchase that they wish that they hadn’t made. This could be because of financial reasons, or the disapproval of a spouse or family member. Or perhaps the item was purchased to alleviate a bad mood, or even as a display ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    May 20, 2015

    Eraser-able You

    Homework is a real drag. And at this point in the school year, with the warmer weather beckoning kids outdoors, it’s getting even harder to sit still and get that work out of the way and done! In the spirit of finding innovative (read: inexpensive) ways to entice my newly minted 7-year-old to breeze through her math problems, I presented her with Wild Animal Scented Erasers and boy, did she perk up. These soft erasers are designed in colorful animal shapes–purple gorilla, blue elephant and green frog–and sit atop an easy-to-grip decorative holder. With 5 refills in ...

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Gift Book 2015

Gift Book 2015 Digital

The Gift Book 2015 presents a close look at some 50 important product categories — including several new ones — in the gift, toy and decorative accessories industry. Look back at the digital issue.

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  • CR Gibson

    CR Gibson

    See why CR Gibson has been a leader in providing eclectic and joyous gifts for over 140 years. From casual dining serveware, to baby gifts and art, this inside look at CR Gibson's Atlanta showroom is only a taste of what they have to offer. Visit to view their full line.  

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