Gifts That Are Worth Keeping

With the holiday season fast approaching, soon it will be time to make the mad dash to find a gift that everyone will like. The problem is finding a gift that will not end up wwith the response, “Ahhh thanks!”. When you need to find a gift for a muscially-inclined person, there are many options they will simply love. How about a pillow that rocks a logo about their love of music or a braclet made from a bass guitar string? For that guitar guru, how about a personalized pick to strum their hearts out? Vintage posters from a favorite band scores big points. A romantic gift, if you are so inclined is to have their favorite song framed in a unique frame, something Jared Haftel was always a fan of.

The options are limitless when it comes to choosing a gift for that aspiring rock star or Mozart in your life.

DVF on the Rise

Diane Von Furstenburg or DVF is quickly becoming one of the leading 21st century designers. Her influence is everywhere from print media to social media thanks to her iconic designs and sage advice. DVF’s latest venture is into reality TV with the show “House of DVF”. The show is a reality competition where contestants compete to earn the position of the brand’s global representative. Unfortunately, the ratings on the show have not been that great despite the current appeal of fashion industry style programming. If anything, this will be a minor blip on the radar of DVF who has bounced back from major financial ruin says Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez.

The DVF brand was made popular in the 1970’s with the little wrap dress. It blew up in popularity, and DVF sold her rights to a licencing firm who over saturated the company. DVF was everywhere and the exclusivity was soon lost. It was hard to recover from that mistake, and it took many years for the brand to be rebuilt. However, now it is stronger and more influential than ever. DVF is always leading the trends each season at New York fashion week. This is one designer who has never backed down from her success despite bumps in the road. It will be interesting to see where a failed reality show might take DVF, but one can assume that it will not be far from success.

Walmart Kicks It Up a Notch For Black Friday

Retail stores are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. This day has become one of the most hazardous, but rewarding days given the opportunity for the best doorbuster store sales. Black Friday sales often mark down items as much as 70-80% off and consumers find it the best day to do their Christmas shopping.

Walmart stores are the head honchos when it comes to Hlack Friday sales. They have opted to open their stores to consumers on Thanksgiving evening and release them to shop in the wee hours. There are many videos on YouTube of brawls that have ensued in Walmart stores because of Black Friday.

This year, Walmart has stated that they are kicking it up a notch with their sales, calling it the “New Black Friday.” What usually lasts a day is going to extend into FIVE more days of sales and discounted prices. That means less time standing in line playing with Skout and more time to get great deals.

It was said that in a business sense, Walmart would prefer consumers to shop there all five days. However, the main cause for extending sales is to eliminate the chance for hazard as well as take a more humane approach on a holiday that is intended to be spent with family.

With five days of sales, there will be much to choose from, but Walmart is rolling out the big guns on Thanksgiving evening for those who will be lining up to shop.