Retailer Profiles

#ShopFredericksburg

Located about an hour south of Washington, D.C., Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a thriving economic center for entrepreneurs who capture the hearts of their patrons. The quaint historic downtown Fredericksburg area is bustling and affords visitors... more »

#ShopFredericksburg: Dog Krazy

This store is definitely for the dogs. Owner Nancy Guinn opened her flagship store, Dog Krazy, in 2006 and now has five storefronts and a total of 42 employees. The Fredericksburg store is “the heart... more »

Soapy Gnome entices and inspires with creative displays

Retail stores around the world incorporate creative displays to entice and inspire customers. Artistic, creative, subtle and sometimes bold arrangements allow shoppers to experience merchandise, view complementary products (to spur on additional purchases), and to... more »

Social Connections

What's trending in Gift Shop's #modernretailer community online and on social media Here are a few of our current faves on Instagram. Add them to your feed for design, style and retail inspiration. Teramasu Handmade... more »

Hotbed of Country

Even people who aren’t country music fans know that Nashville is the center of the universe for the genre. As it has been for decades, any aspiring country musician has to go through Music City,... more »

Strength in Numbers

Over the past several years, American retail on the whole has faced a plethora of hurdles — but many in the industry have also come up with interesting and successful solutions. Just ask Katy Sensenig... more »

Splurge, Greenwich, Connecticut

Owning a retail shop was inevitable for Sonia Malloy. With grandparents who ran local shops, entrepreneurship was in her blood. Her first lemonade stand at age five was just the beginning. Fast forward to 2007... more »

Back 40 Mercantile, Old Greenwich, Connecticut

The four partners who own Back 40 Mercantile come from very different backgrounds, but one thing they all agreed on was that they wanted to open a store that they themselves would love to shop... more »

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