July 12, 2007
It’s a woman’s world at Softer Side

Frankfort -- From the pink walls to the sweet scents to the long counter filled with baubles and beads, it's clear The Softer Side gift shop is a woman's world.The store, at 621 N. LaGrange... more »

July 12, 2007
Make money with your own online store

The Internet makes it easy to sell products online. With an online store, you can reach customers nationwide and beyond, but getting started can be intimidating. Both Yahoo and eBay offer services that will help... more »

July 10, 2007
Creating a collage of art and commerce; Greeting card and gift distributor spreads goods across the country

To look at the exterior, you'd think that Tanya Murren's Collage shop in Tumalo is just a little nook of a gift and greeting card store, a bit off the beaten path for tourists and... more »

July 10, 2007
Helping to fill the coffers; Museum gift shops are crucial to success

In the Darwin Martin Complex's recently reconstructed carriage house and stable, books, glassware and miniature Frank Lloyd Wright-replica furnishings beckon visitors at tour's end.At Chauncey's shop in the Buffalo Museum of Science, nature and dinosaur... more »

July 10, 2007
Owner says Bathologie is special because lotions, soaps and so on originate from all over the world

Shavertown - Sarah Roberts always had a passion for bath and body products. She also had a desire to someday open her own business. So after returning to the area in late 2004, Roberts decided... more »

July 9, 2007
Boston Gift show Features Rhode Island School of Design Pavilion

White Plains, NY - The Boston Gift Show, the Northeast's top destination for discovering unique New England-made gifts and decorative accessories, will feature a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Pavilion for the first time... more »

July 9, 2007
Sands Expo Welcomes 120 Global Exhibits to Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas - An impressive collection of more than 120 international companies will be featured at Sands Expo, opening on July 31, as part of the Summer 2007 Las Vegas Market. Vibrant Vietnamese design meets... more »

July 9, 2007
Cherished Teddies Celebrates 15 Years of Bear Hugs

Itasca, Ill. - It's time for a 'Teddiebration!' Fifteen years after artist Priscilla Hillman crafted the first figurine with its trademark tattered paw pads and 'take-me-home' expression, Cherished Teddies has grown to become the premier... more »

July 9, 2007
Visual merchandising

How do winning retailers go about maximising the visual impact of their stores? Inside Retailing Magazine has checked out two finalists in the Best Overall Use of Visual Merchandising category at The Gift Awards 2007,... more »

July 9, 2007
Third time’s a charm

The former owner of Country Hearts and Flowers and Homespun from the Heart has decided to try it again.Jan Davis recently opened Jan's Country Homespun Hearts on Lebanon Road. This is third time she's tried... more »

July 9, 2007
Another store tumbles into downtown Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG -- Despite its reputation as the big-box capital of the New River Valley, Christiansburg does have some specialty shops.There are stores that sell only tires, telephones and tans. There's even a store offering nothing... more »

July 6, 2007
Adele’s II, and Jerry, to close door for good

Encino - For 32 years, Jerry Hurwitz had his wife, two kids and Adele's II.The gift shop at Ventura Boulevard and Louise Avenue sold personalized mementos to be passed along at Christmas, on Valentine's Day,... more »

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