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The Plus Side of Social Media in Retail

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Being the buyer for my retail store, I am always sourcing new products. Living and working in New York, I don’t have to travel far to source at the apparel and gift shows or showrooms in the garment district.

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Spring Colors and Trade Shows

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I just got back from the January apparel show in New York City. When I walk into the Javits Centre I am offered a smorgasbord of fashion choices and am reminded of the never ending retail cycle. This is the second round of Spring buying for my store. I am always behind! What I pick this week will end up on my racks for late Spring and Summer. What I find interesting is the subtle fashion changes offered to me, transitioning from show to show. Supposedly, a trending style takes three years to get out of the system. Sometimes, there...

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Thank You Richard Branson

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I went to see Richard Branson this week. He was being interviewed at Time Talk, produced by Lincoln Center. We all know who he is. I know he owns Virgin Airlines. I know he has been working on his space travel project for the last few years. I forgot he owned Virgin Records. Years ago, this was a huge business. He now owns Virgin Group, I think a conglomerate of about 200 businesses. The night I saw him, he was asked what his first business was. He reminisces it was a newspaper. He wanted to protest the Vietnam War.  ...

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