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Paint the Town Red

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Inspired by the vibrant pigment that originated in China in the 8th century, the deep, dramatic orange-red color vermillion is rich, regal and optimistic. Mixing perfectly with recent color themes like cobalt blue, neutral grays and black and white combinations, vermillion promises to be an easy color to introduce in stores, customer homes and closets.

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Trending Up, Fall 2014

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Our picks for the hot trends for fall.

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Best Sellers in Chicago

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In the true spirit of the “Buy Local” movement, Chicago’s indie gift retailers find success in supporting local artists because, truth be told, they’re often artists themselves.

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Presenting the Past

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Display inspirations for fall 2014.

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Handling Difficult Customers

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Retailers offer their top tips for dealing with tricky situations

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Soft & Snuggly

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Check out all the soft and snuggly plush items from our showcase.

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Cushion Love

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We’ve found some wonderfully unique pillows for our cushion love showcase.

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Best Sellers in San Luis Obispo, California

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Check out what’s trending up for summer 2014.

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Handbags Showcase

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Our favorite handbags for summer 2014.

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Deck the Halls

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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

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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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December 17th, 2014
Hotel Bookings Increase, New Transportation Options Debut in Dallas

Dallas Market Center today announced an increase in hotel bookings and new travel options, creating added convenience for its upcoming Total Home ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
West Des Moines Stationery Store Offers Personal Touch

West Des Moines, IA – Letter Perfect, the stationery boutique in Clocktower Square in West Des Moines, has found a way to keep the art of ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
The Best of Cape Breton Shop Set to Mark 20 Years in Business

Sydney, NS – With just over a week to go before Christmas, The Best of Cape Breton Gift Shop is bustling. There’s a steady stream of ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
At This Time of Year, The Best Gift You Can Give is By Shopping Local

Some companies try to tag their products as “the gift that keeps on giving.” This year at Christmas, you have a chance to do just that for ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
A Sweetheart of a Shop: Loveland Visitors Center Focuses on Local Merchandise

Loveland, CO – The Christmas shopper looking for uniquely Loveland gift ideas will find no shortage of Sweetheart City deals at the city ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
New Gift Shop Features Local, Handmade Décor

San Angelo, TX – “Southwest Originals” boasts a turquoise sign with terracotta-orange lettering on the façade of 2710 Sherwood Way, ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
Re-Launch of the New Permanent Atlanta Showroom

Abbott, a leading North American designer and distributor of home décor and giftware collections, will launch their new permanent Atlanta ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
Las Vegas Market Announces Impressive Roster of Seminars for Winter 2015

Las Vegas Market rings in the new year with a formidable series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers. ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
IHRA Chairman John Grob to Receive Gift for Life’s Lifetime Achievement Award

John Grob, founder of J. Grob Associates and chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association (IHRA), will receive the Chuck ... Continue Reading »

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