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Best Sellers in San Luis Obispo, California


Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in the heart of California’s Central Coast, sits a spirited college town that is filled with charm and history. San Luis Obispo residents and visitors frequently enjoy beaches, mountains, state parks and wineries in near-perfect 70-degree weather year round.

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Mad for Men’s Gifts


Pop culture and man-cave sensibilities have merged to create an increased demand for men’s gifts.

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Destination Shopping: Hotel Gift Shops Stay Ahead


Retail operations within the lodging industry vary greatly. Hotel gift shops may consist of little more than a small area near the front desk that sells magazines and snacks, to thousands of square feet of retail space in convention hotels and resorts.

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Green Bath and Body Cleans Up


Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry.

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Trending Up for Summer 2014


Check out what’s trending up for summer 2014.

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Handbags Showcase


Our favorite handbags for summer 2014.

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Deck the Halls


When it comes to the holidays, some traditions are timeless. Yet it might be time for some new ones as well. What can you expect this season?

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Trends: Today & Tomorrow


Look no further than paint chips and fabric samples for the next incarnation in the long line of blue tones that have dominated in 2014. Dark shades like New Jeans, will be softened by accents of lighter shades like Chambray, as 2015 nears. What other trends are worth watching? We explore five in our forecast.

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Thank You, Come Again


In the spring issue of GIFT SHOP, we discussed the basics of a loyalty program. Here are some ideas for how you could implement and market one.

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A Toy Story


It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys.

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Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the fab finds for summer 2014.

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GREENRetailer Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the greenest fab finds for summer 2014.

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Fair-Weathered Finds


A rustic, all-American look is about finding the beauty in the old and making it new again. Weathered display fixtures and props are a cozy addition to retail spaces and ideal for merchandising vintage, shabby chic, minimalist, country, feminine, primitive, industrial, natural and eco-friendly categories of merchandise.

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Teen Spirit Showcase


Gifts for Tweens and Teens.

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Trendy Textiles Showcase


Our picks for the trendiest textiles for summer 2014.

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Gift Retail News & Press

October 29th, 2014
Mum’s Search for Baby Clothes Sees Birth of Marabella’s Boutique

Port Solent, UK – Lizanne Mcleod’s difficulty finding affordable and stylish clothes for one-year-old Hallie became a thing of the past ... Continue Reading »

October 28th, 2014
Katy’s Kandy Plans to Open Second Downtown Pittsburgh Location

Pittsburgh, PA – Jon Weston, owner of Katy’s Kandy, is preparing to open his second downtown Pittsburgh location, leasing a ... Continue Reading »

October 28th, 2014
Family-Owned Religious Store Has Weathered All Storms

Havertown, PA – The chatter that Pope Francis will visit the land of cheesesteaks and Tastykakes next year has not been officially ... Continue Reading »

October 28th, 2014
Las Vegas Market Accelerated Launch of New C5 Showroom Floor

Las Vegas Market announced today that high occupancy levels on existing better home décor floors, increased interest from vendors and overall ... Continue Reading »

October 27th, 2014
Dallas Market Center and ART Announce 26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges

ART and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards, today announced the 26th annual ARTS Awards judges. This distinguished ... Continue Reading »

October 27th, 2014
Ready for the Holidays? 5 Small Business Saturday Survival Tips

With holiday shopping expected to grow this year, Small Business Saturday is a great time for small retailers to increase their profits and ... Continue Reading »

October 27th, 2014
Best Locally Owned Toy Store: Shananigans Toy Shop

Roland Park, MD – As any kid will tell you, toy stores are great. And Shananigans Toy Shop is one of the best. The shop – a Roland Park ... Continue Reading »

October 27th, 2014
Sly Fox Brings ‘Fun and Funky’ to Downtown Tryon

Tryon, NC – A new boutique has slipped into downtown Tryon, N.C. The Sly Fox, which specializes in clothing, accessories and gifts, opened ... Continue Reading »

October 27th, 2014
Quincy Friends Make Business Dream a Reality

Quincy, WA – It was the third time she had the dream. While on vacation in Oregon, Charlene Sherman, of Quincy, received a text from her ... Continue Reading »

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The Tote-al Package

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Fab Finds, Winter 2014

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Plum Crazy

grandSay it with flowers! Bonus points if they conform to color trends. Here are a few examples in hues of purple – the 2014 shade of the year. ... Continue Reading »

Disaster Preparedness 101

umbrella-coverageHurricanes. Floods. Fire. You don’t want them to happen but they do. Is your gift shop prepared?... Continue Reading »

Mad for Men’s Gifts

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