“Cherish” Retail: Trending Now

Customers love experiences. What does your store offer? Amazon, subscription services and auto-renewals are making “chore” shopping—routine, essential purchases—easier. But consumers still seek out the experiential side of shopping, says a recent Vend report. They love “the part [of shopping] that involves discovering great products and socializing with others.” This is good news for localMore »

Seen & Heard: How Stores Get Ready for Back-to-School Season

The busiest (and most profitable) time of year for dancewear stores is fast approaching, and late spring through early summer is a crucial period for retailers prepping for the back-to-school season. Stores start to clear out last season’s clutter, stock up and finalize staffing plans. To avoid getting stuck with any extra to-dos when theMore »

What Dancers Want: What’s Trending in Leotards and Skirts

Leotard fashions are constantly evolving, with new fabrics, cuts and embellishments—although classic black will never go out of style. We spoke with three ballerinas about what’s trending in fashion leos, as well as what skirts they love to wear for classes and rehearsals. Audrey Davison Senior Dance Major at Mercyhurst University DRN: As a collegeMore »