DesignerBizNews 4/27/12

Posted on April 27, 2013

Designer-centric News & Views 4/27/12






Online sales tax gains more momentum. Will likely be voted on by the Senate on April 24. You and your customers will be affected.  [via JCK]

Artisans of handmade goods interested in participating in the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair at the historic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station in NYC  should submit applications online by June 14. [via JCK]

Gold prices fell last week — jewelers are happy [JCK] after it took a plunge on April 15th [via JCK] after a new low on April 12th [via JCK] … want to read all that the industry has been saying about this? Check out Rob Bates’ blog [via JCK].

New showroom by Andrea Hansen and Courtney Cohen offers more services to help designers brand, strategize and promote their work. [via JCK]

Everyone” is in Basel…or are they? While there’s lots of chatter about this amazing European watch & jewelry trade show you really need to understand what’s going on there to know that it probably isn’t the place for you. [ via Forbes]

Affluent shoppers want jewelry this year — really they do! [via Rappaport]



Ever wonder where the term “fashionista” came from? Well, the author who penned it had no idea what he created or the staying power it would have in the industry. ( via The Atlantic)

 Top fashion [not jewelry]  editors at Real Simple, Cosmo, Pop Sugar trade places this week. [via Fashion Week Daily]



The State of Social Sharing in 2013 (Infographic) — see who’s sharing what in an easy-to-view way to give yourself even more anxiety that you’re not doing enough online. [via Wired]

If you wonder where your customer is pre-shopping online — look no further than Pinterest. She’s educated, design-conscious and a shopper. [via Fast Company]

Instagram is coming on strong with brands — statistics are everywhere to prove this is another good way to waste your “me” time. [via Digiday]

Now that the White House has joined Tumblr and decreed the true pronunciation of GIF (hard G it is) you’ll want to get on board and start making your own. [ via PitchandPost]



Are you an effective Brand Ambassador for yourself? Do you follow the 3 Cs of brand communication?  [via Your Coffee Break]


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