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Anju's artisans create the jewelry

Meet the Maker: Anju Jewelry

From its humble beginnings of selling merchandise at craft fairs, Anju Jewelry has grown into a well-known brand focused on sustainability and economic empowerment. Anju’s artisans in India create traditional handcrafted pieces with global appeal.... more »
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Gum Tree a charming, unique shop

Gum Tree is located in Hermosa, a beach town known for its locally owned business. Lori Ford, CEO, recognized her desire to own a unique boutique. “As long as I can remember I wanted to... more »

Du Jardin, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Du Jardin, a unique boutique located in the heart of historic downtown, provides a myriad of merchandise: fine gifts, personal accessories, home décor and furnishings for both indoors and outdoors. Owner, Regina Eisenhower, opened Du... more »

Meet the Maker: Honey House Naturals

Ruth Willis, founder of Honey House Naturals, opened her business after years of working with bees and selling honey at local markets. This 100 percent woman-owned (and about a 95 percent female staff) has grown... more »

#ShopFredericksburg: Latitudes Fair Trade Store

Owner Terry Owsley, and his wife Lee, began Latitudes Fair Trade Store in Warrenton, Virginia (2010) and expanded to Fredericksburg in November 2013. Latitudes specialty is the “principles behind the products” they sell. The idea... more »

#ShopFredericksburg: Whittingham

Whittingham opened 24 years ago and over the years owner Bob Whittingham moved locations but not the focus on providing excellent products and inspiration to customers. “Fredericksburg is considered America’s most historic city and works... more »

Customization Sells

Many businesses have been creating customized products to feature branded names, locations, images, unique stories, and more. Gift Shop discussed customization with a few manufacturers to learn more about how and why they began offering... more »

Ways to Create an Instore Experience to Wow Millenials and Gen Z

Want to know something strange? Less than one-third of millennial consumers are motivated by advertising — according to a Retail Dive article — and Gen Z is more easily swayed by endorsements from what Forbes... more »

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