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 »

July 5, 2007
All-natural soaps, related products at Red Bank store; owner looks to expand

Working as a textile designer, Ellen D'Amore traveled the world.There were stops at mills in India, China, Russia and throughout Europe. It was during those trips that she lathered up her passion, buying and trying... more »

July 5, 2007
Her product makes beach sand take a powder

Deborah Anastos knows there's nothing like a day at the beach, but that doesn't mean she wants to take the beach home with her."I just couldn't stand having sand stuck to me anymore," the 45-year-old... more »

July 5, 2007
Owner of Domus in Los Gatos lauded by chamber

Margaret Smith is a bona fide success. After all, she has the awards to prove it.Last April, the San Jose Business Journal named Smith the small businesswoman of the year at its Women of Distinction... more »

July 5, 2007
New downtown shop features gifts in a basket

Hingham -The new boutique on Water Street is overflowing with gift ideas.The Hingham Gift Company, which specializes in mix-and-match gift basket building, offers more than 300 "unique, luxurious, and practical" items. When gathered together in... more »

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