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Natalie Reddell Commander in Chic
Natalie Reddell, founder of Commander in Chic, shares her eye-catching designs on her Instagram page.

4 Furniture and Design Showrunners Share How They Do Things a Little Differently

In today’s world, where everyone has the ability to become a superstar on YouTube or Instagram, doing something just a little different offers the ability to have an impact. These four companies have…
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5 Ways for Retailers to Protect Against Industry Disruption

This week, Retail Dive asked, "Is home goods the next industry ripe for disruption?"  The answer? Yes, almost definitely. Just a few notes on some happenings in the past year: - Global Views…

BrandJump Launches Amazon Division

E-commerce sales and marketing company BrandJump today announced the launch of its new Amazon division as the e-commerce giant continues to gain momentum in the home furnishings category. By adding…
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Changing the Face of Furniture

There’s a changing of the guard taking place in all areas of the furniture business, fueled by a new generation of executives unfettered by family legacy and the “that’s the way we’ve always done it…
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How to Not Be Like Sears

In life, nothing lasts forever. This month, Sears filed for bankruptcy after years of struggling to find its place in the retail market among emerging giants like Amazon and Walmart. The company…
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How to Thrive in a Retail Renaissance

No one should doubt that the retail industry continues to grow and change. Whether it is referred to as an apocalypse or a renaissance is a matter of one's optimism and willingness to adapt to a…

Know the Score

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in consumers’ eyes when they go to purchase a new piece of furniture. Last month, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and The…
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3 Big-Box Strategies to Borrow and Improve

Although they are inherently different, independent showrooms and big-box retailers like Restoration Hardware, Target and West Elm compete for consumers’ business, and it can sometimes feel like an…
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Where Millennials Are Moving, And How Retailers Are Responding

When you think about the cities that Millennials are congregating in, hubs like New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. likely come to mind. But according to research from real estate analytics…
Amazon's newest furniture brands are available online
Amazon's newest furniture brands are available online.

Amazon's New Furniture Brands and What They Mean for Your Showroom

After months of speculation and a few trade market appearances, Amazon officially entered the furniture game this month with the launch of two new private label brands, Rivet and Stone & Beam.…