Posts tagged: store news

Design Talk by MV no. 016 - When the Concept of Supply and Demand Fails: Exploring Commercial Rent Increases Amidst a Struggling Brick and Mortar Sector Pt. 01

Design Talk by MV no. 016 - When the Concept of Supply and Demand Fails: Exploring Commercial Rent Increases Amidst a Struggling Brick and Mortar Sector Pt. 01
To kick 2018 off strong, I really GOTTA KNOW why retail rents are increasing so gravely at the same time that retail, as we know it, is becoming less profitable. What gives? In the first of a three-part Design Talk, I’ll address the paradox, how it’s in total defiance of traditional supply and demand economics, and nail down a few of the reasons I see supporting the screwy trajectory.

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 8 - Brick and Mortar Retail Through Rose Colored Glasses (Because It’s Not as Vicious as It’s Made Out to Be)

Design Talk by MV - article no. 8 - Brick and Mortar Retail Through Rose Colored Glasses (Because It’s Not as Vicious as It’s Made Out to Be)

There is no retail apocalypse. The myriad outlets reporting on the extinction of brick and mortar retail presence are basing their claims on untruths. That said, there are trends we can’t ignore, like the ubiquitous “store for rent” signs throughout SoHo and New York City. How can this paradox be...

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Design Talk by MV article no. 6 - “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Paint – The Evolution of Resourcefulness”

Design Talk by MV article no. 6 - “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Paint – The Evolution of Resourcefulness”

Why cry over spilt paint? Just paint the floor with it! I have my mom to thank for the compulsion to make the most of my resources, and for an über-DIY approach to life and to business. Very early on, she taught my sisters and me that no one was...

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 02

Design Talk by MV - article no. 02

“This Wild Child’s Wildest Dreams – And the Risks I’ve Taken to Follow Them.” Not too long after graduating Parsons and working in the fashion industry for several years, I decided to take a leap of faith: I cashed in my 401K, twenty grand, and put all of my money...

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 01

Design Talk by MV - article no. 01

So first of all – spoiler alert – I’m a real person! For those of you who already know me, this is of course no surprise. However, at least once a day someone walks into the store and is surprised to hear that Michele Varian is a real person, responsible...

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