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  1. Retail sites offer members a byte of the cherry

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to their computer, at least. Online retailers of samples or overstocks are offering luxury and emerging brands to their members who are drawn by the low prices. And although retail sales are slumping across ... these sites offer select merchandise for usually just one or two days. When an item is gone, it's gone. Prices are usually heavily discounted, ranging from 60 to 80 per cent below retail. Those ...

  2. Chic and cheerful

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... But that was before the economic meltdown. Now all that has changed. Facing frugality, retailers across the board are not just slashing prices but also rethinking what they sell. Although consumers still want the best quality and latest styles, retailers and merchandisers are generally in agreement that savvy spending is the new conspicuous consumption. 'Price point is now the main motivator,' ...

  3. Back to nature

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... into sublime articles of furniture. Taslitz retails in fine galleries and high-end furniture stores in the US, but will ship her products around the world. Philippe Starck for Kartell can make even garden gnomes (available through US retailers such as Unica; www.unicahome.com) look appealing. The little bearded men, holding trays atop their heads, double as tables or stools. The standard ...

  4. Chic and cheerful

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... based in Corning, New York, does a nifty little stool inspired by the Tiki craze of the 1960s. Made from moulded polypropylene, the product- which retails for less than US$60- can be used ... that includes a sleek leather-upholstered bench for less than US$65. Philippe Starck Cheap Chic chairs for French company xO (numerous international retailers) are enduring classics: the stackable ...

  5. Piggy banks

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... have an interesting surface texture and sleek lines. They can be ordered through jonathanadler.com and shipped internationally. Elsewares (elsewares.com), an independent art and design retailer ...

  6. Las Vegas malls

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... with sharks and bizarre-looking fish. For tai tai-style retail therapy, a visit to Via Bellagio (3600 Las Vegas Boulevard, tel: 1 702 693 7111) is a must. With musical dancing fountains outside ... brands offer up to 70 per cent off retail prices. ...

  7. Bamboo

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... that is at least three years old and especially flexible. He incorporates kite-making techniques to fashion sculptures that are intricate and fluid. He retails his line through Establishment in New York ...

  8. TV dinner trays

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Hands up; who still eats dinner at the dining room table? Having a conversation while you eat is so last century. Designers are responding to the fact that more people are eating while watching television by creating tray tables that range from whimsical to retro. United States retailers such as Crate and Barrel and Target, as well as individual designers, ...

  9. Steel yourself

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... for instance, is inlaid with backlit white onyx stone (the light is dimmable). The hand-crafted, US-made pieces retail for more than US$10,000. Shipping to Hong Kong can be arranged. Stainless steel ...

  10. Hollywood West

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Sadly, retail is not a recession-proof industry, even with a trendy First Lady who takes fashion risks.' In the meantime, Belton is hoping the obsession with what's in Obama's ...




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