Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Turquoise was voted 2k10's "color of the year" by Pantone (the global authority of color) and provider of professional color standards for the design industry. "Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."
Because of its versatility, Turquoise is a great accent color in furniture, wall paint, tile, cell phones and even nail polish for women.
"In fashion, Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in silks and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel. For men, chinos and ties, shirts and sportswear also look great in turquoise."
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Harris Teeter is located in a shopping center that also contains an Italian restaraunt, an AT&T store, a nail salon, and an Urgent Care. This particular Harris Teeter location is at an advantage because since it is not freestanding people are coming to the shopping center for other reasons. When adults are out running errands they often remember various groceries they are in need of, and because of this Harris Teeter benefits considering the proximity.
This particular Harris Teeter is also at an advantage because it is the only grocery store of its kind within a ten mile radius. Harris Teeter tends to be more expensive because it carries specialty products and quality meats, and for this reason people plan their grocery trips around going to Harris Teeter because they do carry these speciality products.
The Harris Teeter in Fuquay-Varina is located of the main street in town. This is another reason why it is a successful location, it is clearly visible from the street and contains adequate and accesible parking. Pedestrain traffic is limited only because there are numerous shops in this one center that an individual is going to need to visit.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Our economy has been in a downward spiral for the last eight years, and because of that their are stores, companies, and franchises that just havent been tough enough to weather the storm. Businesses in all categories have continuously failed over the past eight years and will continue to fail for the next year or so as we near the end of America's economic downfall.
One such retailer is Circuit City. Circuit City was founded in Richmond by Samuel Wurtzel in 1949 as a TV store. This retailer began losing money when competing retailers started offering televisions and computers at lower prices because of the recession. On November 10 2008 Circuit City filed for bankrupt protection, and on January 17 2009 they began there closing sale which consists of 567 stores. (money.aol.com)
Circuit City has failed at all attempts to sell their company. There stocks are worthless and they have left 30,000 employess jobless. (bloomberg.com) Circuit City is estimated to have $1.3 billion in inventory which will go to the various companies that won liquidation rights. Best Buy is Circuit City's main competetor and is said to benefit the most from their going out of business.
Friday, February 13, 2009
VALS categorized me secondarily as an "innovator" who are said to "Innovators are very active consumers, and their purchases reflect cultivated tastes for upscale, niche products and services.Image is important to Innovators, not as evidence of status or power but as an expression of their taste, independence, and personality. Innovators are among the established and emerging leaders in business and government, yet they continue to seek challenges. Their lives are characterized by variety. Their possessions and recreation reflect a cultivated taste for the finer things in life." This is correct in that this is not my primary focus in life, but I do like being first, being the best, and looking good doing it. I dont feel complete with out the newest, highest quality products.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
There are many places that I enjoy shopping and that most certainly enjoy taking my money, but if I had to choose my favorite retailer it would be Nordstrom. My mother used to talk about Nordtrom and rave about all the beautiful things they had, but because we live in rural North Carolina the closest Nordstrom was two hours away. I think I was thirteen the first time I went inside a Nordstrom, South Point mall in Durham had just been built and my mom took my sisters and I to go shopping.
I like Nordstrom because they have a vast assortment of awesome jeans. I wear Seven jeans because I like the way my butt looks. I wear True Religion jeans because they are very durable, they do not fade, and they fit me quite nicely. I wear James jeans because they are just amazing. James jeans are my favorite jeans because they fit me absolutely perfectly.
Another reason I like Nordstrom is because of the make-up lines they carry. I love MAC make-up, and appreciate the talent of the women and men who do make-up at the MAC booths. MAC's foundation covers the best, they have the boldest eyeshadow and the employees at MAC do a great job applying bold make-up. I like the bold look and utter glamour of MAC.
I shop at Nordstrom because of the beautiful shoes they carry. Nordstrom carries the classiest, most fabulous brands and styles of shoes. If I ever need a great pair of shoes and Im not quite sure what the shoe needs to look like, I can always go to Nordstrom and find something.
Although there are things at Nordstrom that are very expensive, I like Nordstrom because they do carry cheaper brands. Even though the not so well-known brands are cheaper, they are just as chic, and make wonderful pieces that are easily combined with various outfits.
The ultimate reason that Nordstrom is my favorite retailer is the fact that I can go to Nordstrom and find everything I need. Nordstrom is a one stop shop in that when I shop there I can find great clothes, shoes, make-up, and jewelry.