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Fab Finds: Fall 2007

Quick Change Artist, LLC Customers purchase one sole and a variety of interchangeable tops. Tops can be changed with a snap to create a whole new look. Every top fits every sole. 877.780.2424 Knock... more »

Art’s Appeal

Handmade Sales It was 2004 when artist Judy Dunn was commissioned to create a dozen of her signature peace cranes. What Dunn didn't know at the time was that the cranes were being bought as... more »

Inspired Sales

Moving Product Judy Orcutt is used to seeing people deeply moved by her products. The owner of QuilliGraphy in York, PA, which wholesales inspirational note cards and framed art, Orcutt says there's something about inspirational... more »

Table Linens: Your Profits, Covered!

Making a Statement Retailer Michele Trzuskowski will tell you: Table linens in her store are selling—and selling well. Trzuskowski is owner of the upscale T is for Table in Palm Beach Gardens, FL—one of the... more »

Tracking Trends: 2008

Ravishing Reds Reds run the spectrum from spicy adobe, to American-flag red, and onto a purple-infused red with Latin, European, and Asian influences. These softer reds are soothing. Adobe, a paprika-brown, is forecast for all... more »

2 days + $500 = Whole new store!

Blue Hydrangea, a chic and cozy gift store located in Wickford, RI, typifies many of the gift shops we reach. It has a loyal local customer base, gets a lot of tourist traffic and has... more »

Trending Up: Fall 2007

Zoobie Pets Squishy, plush animals transform into both pillows and blankets. Blankets can be easily detached for washing. The Safari line is the first of many planned. Knobstoppers Wine stoppers are made using vintage... more »

Lapping Up Luxury

Luxury = Profit Pam Danziger sees a rising trend in the luxury market—consumers are spending more on luxury experiences—travel, dining, spas, resorts, entertainment, home services and other experiences, and less on traditional luxury goods. "While... more »

Fab Finds: Summer 2007

Stiles in Clay "Bones" salt and pepper shakers lend a touch of whimsy to meals. Made from refined porcelain, each measures 5" X 1" The Lagoon Group For a touch of humor at the... more »

Reignin’ Cats and Dogs

$38.5 Billion Bob Vetere remembers growing up with Duke, his family dog. "[Duke] lived in a doghouse in the backyard. If he ever got into the house, it was by accident," Vetere, president of the... more »

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