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AlpineStyle56 blog photo.pngSometimes when I am looking for new merchandising ideas online I sign up for a lot of blogs. Eventually a few of the most relevant rise to the top and become constant companions.

Blogs, full of opinions, discussions and information, are a great way for like-minded people to connect and exchange ideas and dialogue about common interests. The beauty of social media and blogging is that everyone, from companies and fans to athletes and designers all have a chance to exchange stories, experiences, recipes and philosophies.

I find blogs a great resource for merchandising educational and thought-provoking ideas and advice. Here are some of my favorite blog finds that might be useful to you as you make your own fall merchandising plans.  (Read more)

SIA is working with visual merchandising consultant Ali Levy to provide retailers with some fresh merchandising ideas for increasing sales and interest from consumers. Levy’s impressive resume includes managing retail, buying and trade show/retail merchandising efforts for some of the industry’s biggest names including The North Face, SmartWool, Cloudveil and Marmot. For more information about her company, contact Ali at or visit her website,