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Cool Temps, Hot Accessories

Texas Heritage for Living, Feb. 16, 2016

No matter what the temperatures are in your neck of the woods, these seven cold-weather accessories will help keep you warm.

Made Here

Discover South Lake Union, Winter/Spring 2016

In the Northwest, "buy local" is a mantra, and there's no shortage of talented artisans taking up the cause. Support the area's producers by buying one of these locally made products available in South Lake Union's shops.

Burning Bright

Gift Shop, Fall 2014

Trends in candles run the gamut from multi-use to something a little manly.

A Toy Story

Gift Shop, Summer 2014

It's all fun and games when it comes to toys, a $22 billion industry in the U.S.

All Treats, No Tricks

Gift Shop, Spring 2014

Shoppers are getting into the Halloween spirit with fun decor and accessories that are increasingly delivering sweet treats to retailers.

The Personal Touch

Gift Shop, Winter 2014

Whether they're painted, printed, stitched, or drawn on, products can now be personalized in more ways — and faster — than ever before.

The Tote-al Package

Gift Shop, Fall 2013

Bag more sales by carrying totes, a product category that's only expanding.

It's Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas

Gift Shop, Summer 2013

Pine. Cinnamon. Holly. Nothing evokes the holidays quite like these scents. Find out how to work nostalgia to your advantage this season.

Sustainable Stationery

Gift Shop, Spring 2013

Green paper products are here to stay — here's what you need to know about this eco-friendly product category.

The Smell of Success

Gift Shop, Summer 2012

Candles continue to be a sure bet, just as they've been for years. Here are the burning trends you need to know about now, and how to keep sales simmering.

Trends for Tots

Dance Retailer News, May 2012

Sparkly, shiny, colorful attire will be a hit with tiny dancers this fall.

The Drive to Survive — and Thrive

Darrah & Co., Winter 2012

In difficult times, it can be daunting to adapt to change. Master this skill, though, and you can set yourself up for success, no matter how tough the challenge.

High-End Hand-Me-Downs

The Two River Times, September 2011

Consumers craving designer clothing can save big at area consignment shops.

The Power of Flowers

Gift Shop, Fall 2011

Floral gift shops look to plant a seed with each shopper, then watch it bloom into a repeat customer.

Vacation Destinations

Gift Shop, Summer 2011

Resort gift shops offer more than just sweatshirts and sunscreen — when done well, these stores become an integral part of the trip, providing customers with lasting mementos to capture their memories.

The Write Stuff

The Source, Summer 2009

Instant communication is no match for back-to-basics stationery with bright colors and a simple message.

Lighting in Layman's Terms

LIGHTSource, Winter 2008

What every lighting retailer must know — and be able to explain to customers.

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