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How retailers can shift brand stories to connect...
Everyone loves a great story, and great stories are powerful. They can help create an emotional connection and can be...
Giving shoppers what they want is almost second...
What’s the most exciting fashion store in the U.K. at the moment? Is it Topshop? No. Is it Ted Baker? Wrong again. It...
From the Algonquin to a penthouse showroom, an...
In 2011, I met two dear friends, Tom Beebe and Marjorie Lee Woo, for a cup of coffee at the famed Algonquin Hotel in New...
Have retailers paid no attention to 20-plus years...
Sort of buried in the recent coverage of Michael Kors’ wholesale closure of 100 to 125 stores was an acknowledgement...
Will brands be forced to abdicate control in...
I attended a panel discussion hosted by mass media company Hearst a few weeks ago at their headquarters. It was a...
VMSD’s International Retail Design Conference in...
If you follow VMSD magazine on social media, you’ve probably noticed that our editors spend a lot of time in the field...
Soft Surroundings’ retail svp loves serving and...
Where did your retail career start? I got a part-time job at The Gap while in college at Texas Christian University. And I...
From LED dimming, tunable white, beacons and IoT...
The annual trade show and educational conference event, Lightfair Intl., found itself in the “City of Brotherly Love,...
Lululemon’s “local” concepts bring a new dynamic...
In design, much of our work is based upon an understanding of an existing built environment. To be innovative, one must...
Retailers must deliver the “best of the best” to...
An old army adage states that “God is on the side of the big battalions,” and if the example of some of the...

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