Cover Stories

Product with Purpose

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz, co-founders Mission: “To eliminate the difficulty of buying gifts for men by offering authentically masculine products that men love to get and women love to give. …... more »

Scandinavian Design: Form Meets Function

Scandinavian style. Danish design. Consumers in the U.S. are welcoming this Nordic invasion with open arms... more »

Swimming with Sharks

An NBA franchise owner, a luxury apparel mogul, the queen of QVC and a software company owner sit in front of you, waiting in anticipation for your self-proclaimed brilliant idea. What do you do? Fight... more »

Fashion Forward

There are a number of reasons why consumers are drawn to gift shops to buy apparel and accessories. Unlike big-box stores, the fashion and accessories on display in gift shops are not likely to be... more »

Living the Organic Lifestyle

For some period of time, a clean way of life has been at the forefront of a lot of people’s lives. What starts out with exercise, a healthy diet and routine yoga classes eventually snowballs... more »
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Say it Write

Michael Rance will tell you: There are some things for which only the written medium will do. You just can’t send a sympathy e-card, says the owner of Nashville-based The Greeting Place. Or at least... more »
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It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas…

Candles do well in stores year-round, but nothing compares to the holiday season, when 35 percent of candles are sold, according to the National Candle Association. In some part, that’s likely due to scent being... more »
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Hot Off The Press

The crafts movement is revitalizing an interest in letterpress stationery. Find out how and what makes this category just your type. The look, the feel of letterpress. The texture, imprinted messaging and handmade appeal of... more »

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