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RETAIL DESIGN TRENDS: Beauty in the basement
A building's most unglamorous room is its basement. But not at Bergdorf Goodman's Fifth Avenue flagship. As the setting for the department store's new Level of Beauty cosmetics and fine jewelry center, Bergdorf's basement becomes a luxury spot more ...
Survey says: Chicago’s retail vacancy rates on the rise
According to CB Richard Ellis, the wind is getting knocked out of the retail market in the Windy City. The Los Angeles-based company released a study
Kimco and IRT Property hold steady as Kmart’s financial struggle unfolds
At least two of Kmart’s landlords say they aren’t overly concerned about the retailer’s troubles. Yet. Here are some numbers to ponder: Thirteen percent
STOREFRONTS: Heading to the border
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Borders Books and Music superstores. In 1971 two brothers, Tom and Louis Borders, founded the original store — a used bookshop — on Ann Arbor's University of Michigan campus. Having developed a computerized, ...
STOREFRONTS: Tuesday's treasures
Canadian Lloyd Ross came to the United States a seasoned businessman, a consultant aiding companies in product liquidation. He was good at his job. So
RETAIL DESIGN TRENDS: A cereal sensation
The Trix rabbit, the Cocoa Puffs bird and the Cheerios bumble bee — what do all of these General Mills cereal characters have in common? They all share the spotlight in the Cereal Adventure Store at Mall of America. Located within the General Mills interactive Cereal Adventure park, the retail shop plays a vital role at the family entertainment destination.
STOREFRONTS: It's all in the name
Every office has one. That eternally fit person. It doesn't matter that this person stays cooped up in his small, stuffy quarters 12 hours a day, 5 days
STOREFRONTS: The Maine man
The year was 1912 and the place was Maine. After a long day of hunting, an avid outdoorsman returned home with three things: his game, his damp feet and a new idea. Leon Leonwood Bean soon enlisted a local cobbler to bring his concept to life. The Maine ...
STOREFRONTS: Surf and turf
Influenced by board sports, Pacific Sunwear remains a success by integrating an active lifestyle into all aspects of its brand. Kickflip, nollie, heelflip.
RETAIL DESIGN TRENDS: Hip street blues
If you look inside the cluttered confines of a Gen Y's closet well, you're going to find a lot of things. Instantly you'll find that members of this generation
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THROUGH THE YEARS, Birkenstock has been linked to hippies, tie-dye, peace, love and happiness. So when the U.S. division of this German footwear retailer
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THROUGH THE YEARS, Birkenstock has been linked to hippies, tie-dye, peace, love and happiness. So when the U.S. division of this German footwear retailer
Publix plans grand store expansion
Lakeland, Fla. – Locally based Publix Super Markets, has plans to add 340 stores over the next five years, which is more than a 50 percent increase over
RETAIL DESIGN TRENDS: Out of this galaxy
GlobalShop is the world's largest international store design and in-store marketing event of 2001. So, if you're questioning your store's design and ultimately
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