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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »