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Blog: Baccarat, Lladro, Celebrating in Style

Baccarat boutique

NEW YORK-Last night, two big brands in tabletop–Baccarat and Lladro–celebrated milestones in grand fashion here in Manhattan.   Baccarat held a champagne reception and book signing in its gorgeous new flagship boutique on Madison and 60th for “Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years,” a book that marks the French crystal’s company’s long and illustrious history.More »

Last updated: October 23, 2013

Blog: The Rug Debuts Continue in High Point

Cape Hable Construction

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Bright colors and new licenses are on tap at High Point Market, which runs until Thursday. Rug vendors are using the last trade show of the year to expand into new categories, as well as bring out new constructions and additions. With the launch of its Spring 2014 collection, Company C kicked offMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2013

Blog: Report From High Point

Port 68 debuted its Scalamandre licensed line

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point Market wraps up its third day today. Here are some highlights we’ve seen so far: Sauder rebranded itself with a new, modern logo, stylish packaging, digital platforms—and product introductions—to appeal to younger consumers. “[The millenials’] biggest challenge is getting the look without the price,” said Mike Lambright, Sauder’s vice president ofMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2013

Blog: Tabletop Scraps from Market

Gorham Dinnerware

NEW YORK-The first full day of any trade show tends to be a blur of people and product, a blitz of new patterns, colors and presentations, all to be sorted out and categorized at a later date. It’s tough to summarize the essence of market after only one day, but with all those caveats aside,More »

Last updated: October 17, 2013

History in the Making

Duke Ratliff

I have to admit I was struck ever so slightly by a touch of anxiety when Iconix’s Carolyn D’Angelo asked me to address her Introduction to Home Products class at the Fashion Institute of Technology last month. What could I tell a classroom full of young, fashion-savvy New Yorkers? I don’t even know if itsMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2013

Blog: J.C. Penney Spells It Out

J.C. Penney

What’s old is new again at J.C. Penney as the retailer has dropped the much-heralded logo that was unveiled in the Ron Johnson era. The old, now new, logo spells out the historical name of the chain. It’s replacing the stark “JCP” in a box, which was said to symbolically represent the chain’s move awayMore »

Last updated: October 11, 2013

Blog: Weaves from Wednesday

New York

NEW YORK-With the September New York Home Fashions Market beginning to wind down, here are some observations from showroom visits yesterday: Down Lite put the spotlight on its mattress pad line, a category which the company entered earlier this year. It also introduced Wicking Windows, a technology that repels moisture on fabric, on a lineMore »

Last updated: September 26, 2013