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Summer’s here and hopefully that wonderful new stock you got excited about months ago is making its mark and flying off the shelves. With any luck you pitched it just right for your customer base and loyal shoppers are once again grateful to you for finding them something fresh and exciting. The importance of fully understanding


your customer was brilliantly explained at Pulse recently by Jane Kellock who was instrumental in setting up The Women’s Room Blog – a stylish idea to share lifestyle and fashion information with the older woman. The media may be obsessed with


youth, she said, but there are plenty of older women out there who are just as likely to use social media and enjoy fashion. They live life to the full and want positive style icons in the same way as they always did – ‘after all we invented punk, the internet and disco,’ said Jane. What a great reminder that in the retail


trade the industry is constantly changing and it’s vital to keep up. “Just don’t call us ‘ladies’”, was Jane’s parting shot. Couldn’t agree more.


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Story of a product Young designer launches new ranges


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Shop profile Making the most of historic York’s shopping streets


Contents


05 News 06 News 08 News 10 Word on the Street 12 GA News 13 Story of a Product


14 David Metcalfe’s wise words


16 Shop profile 18 Table & Kitchenware 27 Best Gifts for Kids 30 Greetings & Stationery


34 Jewellery & Fashion Accessories


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Editor: Sandra Barrowman Production: Katie Beecroft Columnist: David Metcalfe Contributor: Charlotte Cowell


Jewellery & fashion accessories Sparkling developments within the industry


Sales Manager: Jacqueline Sharman Sales Executive: Laura Sockalingum Sales Executive: Nicola Mercy Studio Manager: Gary Curtis Publisher: David Cowles


49 jacqueline@giftwarereview.net Website: www.giftwarereview.net


Retail services Inspiring advice brings shop displays to life


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40 Gifts for Men 44 Scent & Spa 49 Retail Services


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