Rock stars have been selling swag almost since the days of American Bandstand, but few have ventured as far into the home furnishings space as Prince’s estate, which debuted a line of merchandise that extends to bedding and barware.
Retail expert Warren Shoulberg weighs in on the most normal Spring Market we’ve seen since October 2019, breaking down everything from the return of new product to muted sales projections for the coming year.
Spurred on by the tragedy of a global pandemic, the home retail business has been on an absolute tear for the past two years. Now the ripple effects of another tragedy—the crisis in Ukraine—may be slowing it down.
With a barn-burning fourth quarter capping off an already fantastic year, Williams-Sonoma is enjoying one of the hottest streaks in recent home furnishings retail history. BOH’s columnist looks at what lies ahead.