Operations

Mobile Boutiques

Food trucks are popular, so why not reinvent the proverbial wheel and create a mobile fashion and accessory store? Many retailers use trucks to sell merchandise at festivals, art fairs, private parties, and more. This... more »

Mobile Boutique: Avabelle Boutique

Amy Stevenson, owner of Gracie James Clothing truck, is a full-time medical sales professional and mother of two small children. Her fashion career began in New York, where she worked on the wholesale side for... more »

Business 2 Business: catstudio helping veterans and their families

For the traveling, doodling, music-loving duo of Carmel and Terrell Swan, naming their business, catstudio, which is located in Petaluma, California, seemed to evolve because of a “simpler is better” mindset. The name was developed... more »

Kickstart Campaign

You tried out a line of goods that just hasn’t panned out like you hoped and now you’re desperate to get those moving out the door. Every brick-and-mortar retailer has likely faced this scenario and... more »

Analytical, creative store layouts lead to maximum profits

Designing your retail store’s interior is both an art and a science that requires artistry, psychological insights and a little bit of testing. How you organize things can tell your brand’s story, create an immersive... more »

A Haitian Narration

There are few things in this world that match the blissful feeling you get from helping a child, in any capacity. I learned that a while ago and was overjoyed to have a chance to... more »

Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards nominations are underway

Recognizing the Gift + Stationery Industry's next generation of leaders, the 40 Under 40 Awards will honor 40 outstanding individuals who are making great strides in the industry. Submit free nominations by April 1, 2019.... more »

Back to Basics: Why young customers love physical stores

In the coming years, the combined population of the millennial and Generation Z demographics — essentially people 40 and under — will make up more than half of the United States. In 2019, Gift Shop will present... more »

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