The success of each gift shop depends on various factors including location and merchandise mix. Here GIFT SHOP presents features about different kind of gift shops and lists hot sellers in gift shops around the country.
Nicknamed the Twin Cities, the neighboring towns of St. Paul and Minneapolis are Minnesota's largest and most vibrant metropolitan areas. Booming with industry and life, these Midwestern powerhouses are replete with culture, music, style and art.
"The first time I ever saw St. Louis, I could have bought it for six million dollars, and it was the mistake of my life that I did not do it."â€”From "Life on the Mississippi" by Mark Twain, 1883
Bar Harbor is a vibrant mountain town by the sea that grows from a cozy hamlet in the winter to an energetic city of 18,000 in the summertime. The town has long been a seasonal magnet for tourists and entrepreneurs.
As one of the most vibrant resort cities on the East Coast, Virginia Beach offers a special blend of history, culture, and landscape that creates exciting and unique shopping opportunities for both residents and visitors alike.
The cosmopolitan city of Dallas is often seen as the epitome of living large, yet bigger isn't necessarily better in Big D. Much of its charmâ€”and best shoppingâ€”is found within its smaller neighborhood shops. Local gift shops often go beyond the glitz and the glam synonymous with Dallas panache since its oil boom days. Trendy and chic gift shops can be found in a variety of Dallas neighborhoods including Uptown, Oak Lawn, Knox/Henderson, and Highland Park Village to name a few.
Find out what's selling in this thriving city that manages to successfully meld old-world charm with contemporary dynamism.
Floral gift shops look to plant a seed with each shopper, then watch it bloom into a repeat customer.
Exempt from many restrictions of traditional shopping areas, some gift shops manage to stand out while standing alone. Successful shops are finding ways to take advantage of the fact that when a customer goes out of their way to come to a destination store, they are generally ready to shop.
Resort gift shops offer more than just sweatshirts and sunscreen â€” when done well, these stores become an integral part of the trip, providing customers with lasting mementos to capture their memories.
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina six years ago, New Orleans is well on its way to recovery. Here's a look at what's selling in the Crescent City.