I 💚 NY&Co.

Earlier this year I posted about my concern for the state of New York & Co after witnessing what appeared to be a closing sale at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land.  It sparked a serious of discussion of the common lack of inspiration everyone has felt about their collection over the past year or… Read More

Lindt Chocolates and Their Golden Goose..errr…Bunny

While the rest of the retail world is teetering and seeking out their Omnichannel balance, the chocolate industry is exploding!   Customers have thrown their Jimmy Choo fetishes out the window and replaced them with sweet truffle indulgences. In fact as per the NRF (National Retail Federation) Easter spending survey consumers are planning to spend more this year on… Read More

What is Retailer Altar’d States Doing Right?

As a long time fan of Altar’d States I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised to find their rapid and beautifully executed expansions throughout Houston.  And then checking their website, I found their growth was not limited, but instead nationwide.  For those of you unfamiliar, Altar’d States is a boutique, that originated out… Read More

Stride Rite:: Durability and Patience

My daughter loves shoe shopping!  No really, I don’t think you understand, when we pass by a Stride Rite store, at the tiny age of 2, she will sit in silent but pleasant protest outside the display window in hopes that her father and I will stop and head in with her.  I believe in self-expression… Read More

12 Aspects to Consider Before Choosing a Career in Retail.

Aspects to Celebrate: 1. Most small box stores do not open until about 9 or 10 a.m. meaning most mornings you will get to sleep in even if you hold the opening shift.  The long operating hours also grants more flexibility to accommodate those with atypical availabilities, or those who find a strict schedule too stifling.… Read More