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Best Sellers in Ann Arbor


Ann Arbor is often described as a small town with big city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center tucked in a charming community of friendly neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures. In a town known for its famous summer art fair, the artistic spirit is evident in the year-round shopping as well.

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Dressed Up Tresses


Our picks for the latest in hot hair accessories.

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Around the World Showcase


A global showcase – great picks to celebrate around the world.

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A Shore Thing Showcase


Our favorite picks for the lake-inspired location.

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New Finds Up & Coming Showcase


Our picks for up & coming items for winter 2015.

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Trending Up for Winter 2015


Editor-in-Chief Julie McCallum shares her favorites across all gift categories.

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Paint the Town Red


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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Traditionally Trendy


Vintage-style jewelry adds sparkle to retailers’ product offerings

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Show Stoppers


Show-stopping products make up this very impressive fall showcase.

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Boost Your Holiday Sales


Trends from 2013 point to creativity with promotions, hours to increase foot traffic and business

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Trending Up, Fall 2014


Our picks for the hot trends for fall.

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Planning for Markdowns


Approaching a dreaded yet necessary task for all retailers

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All Aglow


Studio Collection Poured Candles Thymes Circle 167

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That’s Amore


Memory Locket Branelli Jewelry Circle 149

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Best Sellers in Chicago


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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Gift Retail News & Press

January 26th, 2015
Small Business Optimism Reaches Three-Year High

Small business optimism is at a three-year high, with 95 percent of small business owners expecting to grow their revenue in 2015. Half of these ... Continue Reading »

January 26th, 2015
Style Profile: Primrose Park Owner Takes Risks in Business and Style

Minneapolis, MN – Jennifer Carnahan spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder at some of the top Fortune 500 companies, including ... Continue Reading »

January 26th, 2015
Trend Lab LLC Launches Paddington Bear by Trend Lab Infant Bedding, Décor and Gift Collection

Trend Lab LLC is excited to announce the arrival of the Paddington Bear™ by Trend Lab Infant Bedding, Décor and Gift Collection. The initial ... Continue Reading »

January 24th, 2015
Woodbury Pewter Offers Hand-Crafted Items Made On Site

Woodbury, CT – From handcrafted pewter items made on premises to neckties and toys, Woodbury Pewter has much to offer in a range of prices. ... Continue Reading »

January 24th, 2015
Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom Expands

North Canton, OH – Troy Cefaratti, owner and operator of the newly expanded Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom store on South Main Street in ... Continue Reading »

January 23rd, 2015
After 97 Years, Borden’s Has No Plans to Stop

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – In 1991, Borden’s stationery store had already been part of the fabric of Point Pleasant Beach for nearly ... Continue Reading »

January 23rd, 2015
Select Style Boutique Owner Follows Dreams

Lincoln, NE – The walls of Megan Ehrke’s office are covered with photos and notes to organize Select Style’s future collections. ... Continue Reading »

January 23rd, 2015
McKinney Shop Puts a Fresh Spin on Home Furnishings

McKinney, TX – Locals know Home & Garden Trading Co. as the fun furnishings shop on the square in downtown McKinney. Open since ... Continue Reading »

January 23rd, 2015
Summer in January? New Shop Focuses on the Best Stony Creek Has to Offer

Branford, CT – Enter the recently opened Seaside Home and Gifts next door to Stony Creek Market. Meet co-owners Christine Chiocchio ... Continue Reading »

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Say it Write

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