Support Local Retail

13 Nov

When shopping this season keep this in mind

retail fix

I just read a posting on Facebook that hit a nerve. Paul Smotrys an old friend of mine posted a link that condemns Restoration Hardware for copying another’s artists work. I realize that imitation is a sincere form of flattery, but not so in this case. Due to the economic downturn I have taken up a new cause. Support Your Local Retailers, Artists and Craftspeople. There was a time in my career when I thought that nothing could be better than working for companies like Restoration Hardware or Antropologie or a dozen other “Big Box Good Taste” retailers.

 I’ve changed my mind. My new opinion on this subject is due to dilution of that which is accepted as unique,of quality and design merit. R.H is the more guilty than most, the speed with which they absorb “High” design by legitimate artists and knock off copies is noteworthy from a business stand point, but despicable…

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