September Digital Edition

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Don’t miss the September digital edition of Casual Living! This month, we focus on trends—what’s hot now, what’s on the horizon and how they affect your business. Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson offers an overview of some of the biggest emerging trends, Features Editor Jennifer Bringle looks at the blurring line between indoor and outdoor spaces, and Assistant Editor Alex Milstein explores the influence of full-line retailers on the casual category.
 
Also in This Issue:
• @Market: Get a taste of some of the innovative new products making their debut at Casual Market Chicago.
• Exclusive Research: We give you a research trifecta with our annual Powerhouse Retailers, E-tailers and Full-line Furniture Store reports.
• Design 101: Designer Libby Langdon explains how fashion can inspire the outdoor room.
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Video Coverage

  • Live from Chicago!

    Casual Living Editor-in-Chief Waynette Goodson gives you a man-on-the-street style, inside look at what it’s like to be at the big show, Casual Market Chicago. It’s chock full of interviews with industry leaders, plus a bonus tutorial at the end on how to hand out the Show Dailies. So keep watching till the credits roll!

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Exterior Design

Exterior Design

See our new publication!  Exterior Design promises to showcase the best, most innovative product design across all key categories of outdoor.  With a unique vision and a focus on fashion, design, luxury and style, it's a must-see magazine for forward-thinking designers and high-end retailers. See the latest issue!

BLOGS

  • Ben Street

    The Barbecue Lifestyle

    Ben Street

    September 15, 2017

    A Fresh Start: Keeping Grills Clean

    A clean grill, like clean cookware or a clean oven, offers the best backyard cooking experience. A gas or charcoal grill is a frying pan, baking tray, stove top and oven all in one. Clean cooking grids don’t come with the unwanted flavor of drippings from Tuesday’s saucy cookout or charred bits from last week’s chicken. A clean grill helps prevent flare-ups, grease fires, mold and unwanted flavors. I’ve said to many grillers: “You keep your kitchen sanitary and clean; why not treat your grill the same way?” This is an important lesson to impart on ...

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  • Waynette Goodson

    Casually Speaking

    Waynette Goodson

    September 11, 2017

    At Their Peak: An Update on Peak Season

    Known for its unique use of mixed materials and fun accessories (think pillows and lanterns), Peak Season will roll out a new collection and 33 new accessories, for a total of 64 new items, at Casual Market Chicago this week. Casual Living Publisher John Emerick and I popped in to visit John Diorio, Peak Season vice president, at their Irondale, Alabama, headquarters during our recent Editor/Publisher Roadshow. In business for nine years, the small company prides itself on on-trend design, attention to detail and quality products. “Every inch of product is touched by human hands,” Diorio says. “It’s ...

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  • Storis

    Technology Talk

    Storis

    September 7, 2017

    Casual Conversations

    Every year at Casual Market, retailers are invigorated—not only by the introduction of beautiful new collections, but also by the strategic ideas shared with fellow peers. The dyna-mic nature of retail and how to handle challenges presented by rising e-commerce sales will be important topics this market. Part of the customer experience that has been a prominent discussion lately is how quickly merchandise gets from the point of purchase to the customer’s home. Technology is critical to a retailer’s unified commerce strategy and how they move inventory through their supply chain efficiently. I have been inspired lately ...

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PHOTOS

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    The Chi Town Low-Down

    From Adirondacks to daybeds, the halls of the Merchandise Mart were packed with exciting new outdoor products during Casual Market Chicago. These are some products that caught our eye as we walked the floors.

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