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WithMe Chicago is 2015 Store of the Year!

​Pictured: Andrew McQuilkin, International Chairman, Ray Ehscheid, ​New York Chapter President, Jonathan and Danielle Jenkins, WithMe, Giorgio Borruso, Giorgio Borruso Design, James Farnell, International President. All photos by Tim Hlll Photography, Southlake, Texas. On Saturday evening March 12, 2016, the Retail Design Institute presented the winners of its 45th Annual International Store Design Competition at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas.  Gala Sponsors included Little Diversified ... Read More

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design:retail CitySCENE LA in Support of RDI
March 20, 2016
On February 18, design:retail magazine collaborated with the Institute's Southern California to present its first-ever CitySCENE event in Los Angeles. The affair was in support of the Institute and helped to promote and encourage membership. More than 123 industry professionals from 85 compan... (More)
In Remembrance: Andrew (Andy) Louis Depke
March 16, 2016
Andy was a founding father of the St. Louis Chapter of the Institute of Store Planners and longtime trade member. He was a wonderful mentor to many members in the Chapter, and had some great stories to tell of retail in his day! He was a true inspiration and contributor to the organization, ... (More)

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WithMe Chicago is 2015 Store of the Year!
design:retail CitySCENE LA in Support of RDI
In Remembrance: Andrew (Andy) Louis Depke
WithMe Chicago is 2015 Store of the Year!
Best Retail Spaces in Boston 2016
New Logo for New England Chapter!
Institute Names Stores of the Year Class of 2015
Maryville University Named Top School for Interior Design
Collaborate 2016: September 18 - 20, Chicago
SRO: NYC 2016 Virtual Store Tour

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California Apparel News: Retailing

WithMe: Meet the Store of the future
On May 26, WithMe took the wraps off its first permanent mall-based store, housed inside Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., where an arsenal of high-tech gadgets is used to make shopping easi
Footwear Brand EMU Australia Moving Back to California
After five years in the Midwest, Emu Australia has decided to bring its U.S. headquarters back to California.
Study Finds Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Have Little Effect on Apparel Imports and Export
The U.S. International Trade Commission recently published an independent study of the free-trade accord and found that U.S. apparel imports would inch up 1.4 percent with a $1.9 billion increase by t
ModCloth Names New Chief Technology Officer
ModCloth—the San Francisco–based online purveyor of its own clothing brand as well as an e-commerce site that offers an assortment of fashion, accessories, shoes and home décor from independent d
Express Trade Expands Team With 1st SVP Appointment
Express Trade Capital Inc. named Ignatius “Nat” Marotta as first senior vice president for the New York–based finance company, which specializes in trade finance, factoring and purchase-order fi


Atlanta | Southeast

Returning Officers Look Forward to New Yea...
January 15, 2015
Atlanta Designers take 1st Place at Intern...
January 15, 2015
Atlanta Chapter Welcomes New Officers...
January 15, 2015


Private Brand Tour
June 3, 2015

Madrid | Barcelona

EuroShop / RDI's Wall Design
March 8, 2014
Retail Refresh Tours
June 17, 2011

Minneapolis | St. Paul

Association for Retail Environments Awards...
April 14, 2014
Congratulations, Chandler Inc.!...
April 14, 2014
September 15, 2012

New England

Best Retail Spaces in Boston 2016...
March 9, 2016
Tour of The Mall at Chestnut Hill...
October 31, 2012
Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise
August 5, 2012

Northern California

San Francisco Design Week 2013 a Huge Succ...
July 11, 2013
Join us and IDSA for San Francisco Design ...
June 7, 2012
Student Elevator Pitches to Design Pros....
May 30, 2012

Pacific Northwest

University Village: Thank you
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Southern California

Spirit of Retail - A Retail Innovation Eve...
December 20, 2015
Design For the Senses – A Retail Innovat...
December 20, 2015
An Evening of Retail Innovation & Inspirat...
December 20, 2015

St. Louis

Welcome to our Newest Member!
June 30, 2015
Save-A-Lot Announces New Stores in Four St...
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RDI Spring Event
March 21, 2013