IRDC 2018 Recap

Did you miss this year's International Retail Design Conference? You're in luck ... our team of FRCH-attendees are here to share highlights, takeaways, and recommendations from this year's conference. Presented annually by VMSD, the conference includes three days of...

A New Kind Of Amazon Store

All your favorite, top-rated Amazon products in one store?? Yes, it's now a thing in Amazon's latest brick-and-mortar concept store. This week, FRCH's Barb Beeghly explored the brand’s newest venture into physical retail, Amazon 4-Star and gave us the scoop! Located...

Eileen Fisher Renew

Having been a fan of the Eileen Fisher brand for a few years, I was excited to discover one of their Renew stores in downtown Columbia City, a suburb of Seattle.  According to the website, Eileen Fisher Renew is the brand "taking responsibility for the...

Icelandic Graphics for the Win

International travel is always exciting – a new and different culture, cuisine, and dialect. But that last one becomes a bit of a challenge for some destination hot spots when they are welcoming travelers from around the world. Iceland is one of those hot...

Fashion Meets Technology

For NYC Fashion week, FashionHub organized an event and panel discussion to explore the quickly expanding role of technology in fashion, apparel and retail. The evening was structured around two themes; “Fashion Tech and Sustainability” and “Can Retail...

FRCH 50 | James Stapleton

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

See Something New | Q3

The 3rd quarter brings us seven more cross-industry trends that are changing the design landscape of consumer-facing environments from restaurant to workplace design (Did you miss our 2nd quarter trends? Check them out here). Colorful Workspaces with Untraditional...

The Phluid Project

The latest Retail Design Institute event in New York was hosted at The Phluid Project in SoHo, a new retail space that claims to be the first gender free apparel store in the world. The overall space had a cheerful ambiance, with pops of color and fun visuals. The...

Top 10 Takeaways from the GDSS

With the theme of “The Power of Luxury Redefined”, this year’s Global Department Store Summit in London covered many topics that are impacting both the department store sector and luxury category – but also the retail industry in general. Here are my Top 10 List of...

FRCH 50 | Mike Otto

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

Atelier des Lumieres

Just before I left for my recent tour in France, a good friend and lighting designer posted about the Atelier des Lumieres exhibit on Facebook. Once I realized it was in Paris, I quickly bought my ticket online. So late one Saturday afternoon I hopped the Metro and...

See Something New | Q2

The second quarter of 2018 brings us four more cross-industry trends that are changing the landscape of everything from retail to workspace design ... as well as a continued exploration of the food hall trend. (Missed our first quarter trends? Check them out here)....

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman

While visiting New York last week, I was lucky enough to take an afternoon to gather inspiration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A colleague had explicitly recommended that I NOT miss the Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer exhibit – a once in a lifetime...

FRCH 50 | Kelli Fellers

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate - unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We've transformed our...

FRCH 50 | Amy Rink

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate - unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We've transformed our...

Delivering Personality at Coppola

Over the Holiday break, my family and I took a trip out to Napa Valley to experience Wine Country. We visited a number of fantastic wineries, but one of the places that most inspired me was the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. It wasn’t even the beautiful grounds...

Big Apple Air

You’re not exactly sure what you’re seeing when you walk down Spring Street in Soho and stumble upon a series of windows filled with shelves of white milk jugs, spray bottles and skateboard decks…all with small black, old-school Nike logos printed on each one. It’s...

See Something New | Q1

2018 Trend Predictions: “Millennial Pink” gives way to Matte Black as consumers are starting to seek less feminine tones Hiking and other outdoor pursuits that encourage mindfulness and embrace nature, will replace trends like yoga The lines between casual and formal...