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National Stationery Show has something for everyone

Three-day buyer-focused series to complement market experience

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Editor’s Letter: Partners for Success

Editor Julie McCallum

From what we witnessed in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas and Chicago, the mood was upbeat and sales were strong.

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Best-Sellers in … New Orleans

The Mask Factory

The city of mystique and enchanting boutiques

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Specialty food industry keeping up with consumers’ diversifying palates

Art of the Table in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

America’s collective palate continues to expand in every thinkable direction, and the specialty food industry continues to expand right along with it.

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Rustic Meets Refined: Light Up Your Sales with Eco-chic Seasonal Decor

Cozy, handcrafted, organic and natural describe the Pure collection from Midwest Seasons.

What are the overarching trends you should keep your eye on as you look to fall and the all-important Christmas season buying? Here’s a rundown.

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Display Inspirations: Every Store Tells a Story

The dark brown garment floor rack is elegant and ideal for showcasing scarves, clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. (Tripar International)

Retailers can grow their business by replicating the tactics of famous authors and tell a carefully crafted story.

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Party Pleasers: What hosts and hostesses are looking to have in-house in 2015

Printed on kraft paper, this "woven floral" table runner by Hester & Cook Design Group Inc. is inspired by a vintage French wallpaper but printed in the United States.

While gold-foil printed products have carried over from last season’s party trends and are fast becoming a décor classic, customers are seeking the latest product lines and accessories to customize their events.

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Shindig Paperie: A well-curated collection of paper and gift


Located in a historic bank building, the charming space with rustic wood floors, original wood beams and stone walls provides a canvas for their unique product mix.

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Shades of Spring 2015: Tangerine

Wabisabi Green: Owl Throw Pillow

Invigorating without being overwhelming, this shade is as sweet and tasty as the fruit for which it is named.

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Shades of Spring 2015: Scuba Blue

Skeem: Ink Pot Candle

As the color of both sea and sky, this exhilarating turquoise makes you feel as though you’ve just arrived in a tropical paradise — no passport required!

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Shades of Spring 2015: Lucite Green

CBK's Borough Collection: Ivory with Ikat Face Desk Clock

By turns nostalgic and preppy, this enticing shade is lovely in both matte and gloss finishes — or when it alludes to the patina or weathered finish on an antique’s surface.

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Shades of Spring 2015: Custard Yellow

Swaddle Designs' Stroller Blanket

This clean shade evokes the sun and warmer weather, but retains a pared-down, refined quality that broadens its appeal and expands its flexibility.

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Shades of Spring 2015: Glacier Gray

Vance Kitara: Opal Collection candle

Gray has been the new black — and the new tan — for several seasons now, with no sign of slowing.

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Common Scents Sales


Appeal to the eco-conscious customer with a variety of bath and body products.

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Cash Crop


Unwanted stones become unique serving ware.

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Gift Retail News & Press

May 22nd, 2015
Numerous top names expanding at Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Demand for space at AmericasMart Atlanta continues to grow with top home, gift and rug manufacturers and sales organizations securing new and ... Continue Reading »

May 22nd, 2015
Dallas Market Center to host trio of events in late June

Dallas Market Center will offer more than 200,000 square feet of the most dynamic and one-of-a-kind product only available during its Total Home ... Continue Reading »

May 19th, 2015
International Home + Housewares Show unveiling new branding, categories in 2016

New branding, graphics and several category changes are planned for the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, the International Housewares ... Continue Reading »

May 14th, 2015
Mud Pie’s Marcia Miller named finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Marcia Miller, Founder and CEO of Mud Pie, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 Southeast Program. The awards ... Continue Reading »

May 14th, 2015
Habersham to highlight Cosmopolitan finish at summer Dallas Home & Gift Market

Responding to growing demand for clean, sophisticated finishes, Habersham will highlight its brand new Cosmopolitan finish during the summer ... Continue Reading »

May 14th, 2015
Rightside Design incorporating works of late artist Sam Savitt into new line

The works of master artist Sam Savitt will again be available to be enjoyed by equine and art lovers alike, thanks to a new licensing partnership ... Continue Reading »

May 13th, 2015
Douglas Company releases super hero cape and mask sets

Douglas Company recently announced six new super hero cape and mask sets: Bat Boy comes in black and gray. The black cape is lined and has a set ... Continue Reading »

May 13th, 2015
Rocky Mountain Gift Show, formerly the Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show, set for late August

New name, same great show. The Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show has changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Gift Show. During the ... Continue Reading »

May 12th, 2015
Crossroads Original Designs expanding in southern states

Crossroads Original Designs has announced a new partnership with Imagine That!, a leading representative agency of manufacturers in the gift ... Continue Reading »

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Shades of Spring 2015: Custard Yellow

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Taking it Outside

Homefires4As retired and healthy baby boomers now have more time on their hands to appreciate these gifts, they’re accelerating the trend with their dollars on a lifestyle that seamlessly blends the ... Continue Reading »

New Finds Up & Coming Showcase

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Thanks For All You Do

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Fair-Weathered Finds

StudioMMagnetworksA 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 ... Continue Reading »

The Five Senses

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