Stores in this year’s Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers cover a wide range of shops, regions and income level. Our Gifted Retailers are not based on how much they make or how many stores they have.
It’s based on what they bring to their customers, whether through product mix, community-based events or customer service that just can’t be beat. This year’s retailers hail from 17 states, go from new to 25+ years in business, and cover many store types, from gourmet to gift to lifestyle.
This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it a ranking. Many more than the 25 retailers listed here are strong retailers within their communities.
Because sales volumes are of interest, Gifts and Decorative Accessories provides sales estimates for all companies.
All sales figures and ranges are Gifts and Decorative Accessories market research estimates and are for total 2014 store sales, which may include revenues from the sale of products other than gifts and accessories. All sales figures and store counts are for the calendar year 2014. Gifts and Decorative Accessories chooses not to include some companies due to lack of verification of revenue figures.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories compiled this report by surveying independent retailers, researching business newspaper archives and speaking with gift industry insiders. Information was gathered, compiled and analyzed by Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ research department.
Danish Brand Bloomingville Announces U.S. Launch
The Danish design brand, Bloomingville, will make its U.S. debut with Ivystone this January. The brand will premiere at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, followed by the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and the Las Vegas World Market.
The launch will be operationally supported by Creative Co-Op, which acquired Bloomingville in 2014. “Bloomingville will address a previously underserved market segment of millennial consumers who appreciate Danish design, but often find it priced beyond their budgets,” commented Eugene Wang of Creative Co-Op.
The brand has a loyal European following and features home accessories and furniture at accessible price points.
“We are so happy to introduce the Bloomingville brand to the U.S. I often see ideas for new products in my dreams and seeing the success of Bloomingville has been a dream come true,” said Betina Stempe, founder and creative director of Bloomingville.