Fragrance Exclusives at Top Department Stores

One of the benefits of being a highly respected retailer with a bit of clout, is being able to request exclusives from your fragrance suppliers. Not only does it look good in marketing, being the sole distributor of Brand X's Fragrance Y in Region Z, but it helps set the … Continue reading

Precious Metals: Mens Metallic Sport Shoe Trend

Mens footwear designers have stepped up the fashion quotient for spring 2015 offering an array of gold, silver and other metallic-colored sport shoes in both high top and low top styles. But don't expect to see any of these out on the basketball court, these are purely for street and club … Continue reading

Spring Florals all Around

Florals always tend to be a key print when it comes to women's Spring fashions and Spring/Summer 2015 is no exception. From Oscar de la Renta and Diane van Furstenburg to Kate Spade and Ted Baker, designers are offering a virtual bouquet of floral print dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, camis…even floral … Continue reading

Color Trends in Mens Clothing for Spring

Our friends at Pantone have once again pulled together what they say are the ten most important colors in men's clothing and accessories for the Spring season. This is based on last Fall's fashion shows during which designers unveiled their Spring 2015 menswear collections.  The colors are diverse to say … Continue reading

Brand Focus: Versace

Guest blogger, Charlie van Leuken, offers some insight on the Versace brand and some of the highlights from the Spring 2015 collection… History The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via Della Spiga in 1978. In 1994, the brand gained international popularity because of the "Black Versace dress of … Continue reading

Valentines: Time for Fragrance

Over the years, perfumes and fragrances have always played a key role in sparking romance. Books and films often allude to a love interest's scent being, well…. unforgettable! So it is no wonder that the holiday which celebrates love, romance and passion would be one which drives strong sales of this gift category. … Continue reading

Christmas Shopping in London (Virtually)

London is a great city to visit and shop anytime of the year, but especially at the holidays. The energy and hustle & bustle of London easily gets you in a festive mood. Throngs of Christmas shoppers, all bundled up and rushing about under tinseled street decorations, is like a … Continue reading

Premium Department Stores Leverage Names at Holidays

There are only a handful of department stores which have the ability to leverage their name with consumers when the holidays roll around. It is a very select few which have built their brand well enough to be able to put it on Christmas tree ornaments and then have those decorations … Continue reading