Originally published in the May 2015 print issue of Home Accents Today
Home Accents Today is proud to present its 11th annual 50 Retail Stars list. The Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques, that are creative in their merchandising, contributing to their communities and distinguishing themselves from the competition. Half of the stores on this year's list have been doing just that for at least 15 years, and 12 have a retail presence that spans more than three decades. The oldest stores on this year's list are Barbara Stewart Interiors, Bowling Green, Ky., founded in 1952, and Massachusetts-based Circle Furniture and Bethesda, Md.'s American Plant, both of which have been in operation since 1954. Home Accents Today's exclusive report, 50 Retail Stars, presents 50 independent home accent retailers that are significant players in their respective markets. This list is by no means comprehensive and it does not rank companies. Many more than the 50 stores listed here are strong retailers within their communities. All sales figures and ranges are Home Accents Today estimates and are for total 2014 store sales. All sales figures and store counts are for the calendar year 2014.
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