Monthly Archives: February 2011

LET’S GET DOWN TO IT!……….Retail Success, Anyone?????

Imagine my surprise while shopping downtown Chicago this week, to turn the corner and see a line of people waiting to get into a shop…..in Chicago, in winter. Lo and behold, it’s Sprinkles, a chain of cupcake shops that I … Continue reading

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RETAIL REPORT — SHOPPING DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

Note from Fran: Hello All, I will be going to London this week and then to Paris shopping for women’s apparel, accessories, and home.  Can’t wait to see what the stores look like in Europe and what the emerging stories … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE PRINT SHOWS IN NYC . . . 2 OF WHAT I LIKED BEST!!

Print Studio On two or three of my many trips to New York City each year, I attend the Printsource and Directions print shows. Very rarely do I see a studio that I feel is head, feet, and hands above … Continue reading

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