Christine Duff

Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.

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B-stock How B-Stock Can Benefit Your Business

The rise of online marketplaces such as Amazon and the growing number of internet sellers has sucked many retailers into the race for the lowest price. Now, sellers must respond to consumers’ demand for a good deal in a highly...

  • How to Maximize Success with Your E-Bay and Amazon BusinessHow to Maximize Success with Your E-Bay and Amazon BusinessThe internet is a playground for businesses; one that is full of opportunities that even a decade ago did not exist. Today, sites like Amazon and eBay drive cross-border trade, allowing companies to achieve efficiency gains, competitive prices, and deliver...
  • The Petra Wholesale PromiseThe Petra Wholesale PromiseAmerica runs on small businesses; it is the backbone of innovation. Entrepreneurship takes capital, courage, and access to a supply of goods with the right margins. This vision was that of Founder and CEO Bill Stewart who started Petra Wholesale in 1985....
  • El Paso Saddle BlanketsEl Paso Saddle BlanketsEl Paso Saddle Blankets is a people-centric, wholesale-only supplier with over 48 years of experience. In those years, they’ve delivered a broad range of market-leading Southwestern and Western-inspired products tailor-made to your home furnishings, décor, clothing, and accessories needs. A...
  • Bloom Wholesale for SoCal Chic ClothingBloom Wholesale for SoCal Chic ClothingThe heart of Downtown Los Angeles is the home of fashion on the West Coast. Many brands call it home, not just regarding location, but for inspiration as well. Trends emerge daily, and street style is ever-changing. If you want...
  • Wholesale Business Mistakes to AvoidWholesale Business Mistakes to AvoidAny entrepreneur needs to be ready to face obstacles and react in a fast and flexible manner. Business is always in flux with plenty of challenges that hinder success. Above all, having an excellent system to remove any unnecessary roadblocks...
  • Google has an empire state of mindGoogle Has An “Empire State of Mind”Google announced plans to build a $1 billion campus in New York, as the city’s tech scene continues to hit new heights. The move will see the company expand its already significant workforce by over 7,000 staff, according to The...
  • How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday ReturnsHow Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday ReturnsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year for retail; everyone is all hopped up on eggnog and consumerism. And it shows. Year after year, many retailers make a majority of their sales in the fourth quarter. Although, just as...
  • Luxury market makes a comebackLuxury Market Makes a ComebackIs luxury dead? The last decade led us to believe so. Even though employment was at its lowest in years and income was up, consumers didn’t have the confidence to spend. Becoming accustomed to fast fashion and cheaper alternatives added...
  • Making Money Through Returns and Overstock MerchandiseMake Money Through Returns and Overstock with Direct LiquidationThe basics of making money have always been, “buy low, sell high.” One of the fastest ways people today are doing so is through their e-commerce store. Selling online is a challenging, but very gratifying endeavor if you have the...
  • FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates by 4.9%FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates by 4.9%Three little words have the power to convince an online consumer to make a purchase- “Free standard shipping.” The likes of Amazon and other retailers have made shoppers accustomed to avoiding paying shipping rates and ordering online with ease. This...
  • Facial Recognition in Stores Threatens PrivacyFacial Recognition in Stores Threatens PrivacyPrivacy is a sensitive topic. Increasingly, consumers have been ditching it for the sake of convenience. We now live in the time of auto-pay, and Alexa knows the ins and outs of our daily lives. Not so long ago, we...
  • Today the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by U.S President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The USMCA is the replacement of, "The worst trade deal ever," aka the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This new pact was signed in Buenos Aires ahead of the G20 Summit, after over a year of negotiations between the three world leaders.New Trade Deal USMCA is Signed, Replaces NAFTAToday the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by U.S President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The USMCA is the replacement of, “The worst trade deal ever,” aka the North American...
  • Singles' Day- The World's Most Successful Shopping EventSingles’ Day- The World’s Most Successful Shopping EventBlame “cuffing season,” the significance of the clock striking midnight on NYE, and the Hallmark-laden Valentine’s Day. From mid-Fall to mid-February society celebrates being a part of a union. Finally in the midst of it all came a shopping holiday...
  • Cyber Monday Reached New Heights with $7.9 Billion SalesCyber Monday Reached New Heights with $7.9 Billion SalesCyber Monday was the single largest shopping day in U.S. history,” said John Copeland, head of Marketing and Customer Insights at Adobe. For comparison’s sake, Black Friday recorded 6.22 billion dollars in sales, while the Thanks Giving Day recorded sales...
  • Black Friday 2018: The TakeawaysBlack Friday 2018: The TakeawaysBlack Friday has nearly become as much of a holiday as Thanksgiving in the U.S. The lure of deep discounts, doorbusters, and the thrill of the hunt have been reasons why Americans view this day as the kick-off to the...
  • Amazon May Have Chosen New HQ2 HeadquartersAmazon Has Chosen New HQ2 HeadquartersSeptember 2017 saw Amazon announce its expansion of a second headquarters within the U.S. The HQ2 project threw cities into a tailspin. All of them started drawing up proposals, coming up with incentive packages and more in hopes of the...
  • Are you an apparel retailer on Amazon? If not, here’s why you should be. Click Z reported that over the past six months, more than half of consumers bought clothing on Amazon.Top Ten Reasons Amazon is Dominating the Apparel IndustryAre you an apparel retailer on Amazon? If not, here’s why you should be. Click Z reported that over the past six months, more than half of consumers bought clothing on Amazon. In 2017, Amazon accounted for 7.9% of U.S....
  • American Icon Sears Files for BankruptcyAmerican Icon Sears Files for BankruptcySears, the iconic American department store, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. The New York Times reported that court papers show that Sears has amassed liabilities of $11.3 billion compared with $7 billion in assets.. The retailer, which employees...
  • Political Unrest in Italy and the Global EconomyItaly, the Euro, and the Global EconomyPolitics and economics are never mutually exclusive; the recent political unrest in Italy has only furthered this notion. The turmoil in Italy mounted in early summer, after President Sergio Mattarella rejected the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister. This...
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B-stock How B-Stock Can Benefit Your Business

The rise of online marketplaces such as Amazon and the growing number of internet sellers has sucked many retailers into the race for the lowest price. Now, sellers must respond to consumers’ demand for a good deal in a highly...