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Accepting a prospective client’s proposal is a...
Like anyone else, I’m looking for love. As an independent designer, I write proposals, speak at conferences, go on business-...
How retailers appeal to themselves to lure in...
The “man bun” and hipsters. Live music and Nashville. Cats and whiskey. Some things just go together. On a recent trip to...
Shrink is bad for retailers, customers and...
Imagine this: You’re a sales associate minding your own business. You’ve got customers in the fitting rooms, your area is...
No longer the red-headed stepchild of VM
I’ve always had a real fondness for the underdog: basics, socks, add-ons – they all need a bit more “love and attention” to...
How to avoid visual boredom
There is a great little jewel box of a store in Austin, Texas, called Nannie Inez. I make a religious pilgrimage there every...
8 Ways to build store spirit during the holiday...
Recalling the classic holiday tale by Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” I believe we can collectively conclude...
Test your VM knowledge
Have you ever heard of a degree in window display? It doesn’t exist, because everyone comes at it sideways.” - David Hoey,...
Designers from around the globe share...
$37,669.53: That’s just an initial estimate of travel costs you can save by attending the International Retail Design...
Applying classic morality tales to in-store...
Fairytales: They all start with that familiar hook, “Once upon a time in a land far, far, away…” And we all know how they...
Retailers should take lessons from their...
I haven’t gone crazy. Yes, I’m giving you retail advice based on a thrift store (what?). I understand that these stores have...

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