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Jan. 25, 2023

EP 82: FEMINIST AS F**CK!

A woman with big entrepreneurial dreams and a passion for uplifting other women - we're talking about Amanda Dare, founder + CEO of Woman-Owned Wallet . Amanda founded WOW to give woman-owned brands a voice and a marketplace ...

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Jan. 18, 2023

EP 81: THE BEST F*UCKING GIFTS!

Nicole Chenault is the founder of the handmade drinkware brand, Fbombs & Booze and a 1:1 coach for Women owned handmade product businesses. Her products are sold on multiple e-commerce platforms for retail and wholesale. Thei...

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Jan. 12, 2023

EP 80: 2023 TRENDS & UPCOMING EVENTS!

This episode is a what we like to call a ‘minisode’ with host Michelle Sherrier, giving listeners a quick overview on trends she is currently seeing as she works on setting up the new Stephen Young showroom in Las Vegas, …

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Jan. 11, 2023

EP 79: CAPTURING EXPERIENCES IN EVERY SINGLE PIECE

Can you go from crafting at your kitchen table to a multi-million-dollar business? As CEO, Holly Daniels Christensen has proved – yes! Using grit and the actual sand beneath her toes, that’s exactly what this entrepreneur h...

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Jan. 4, 2023

EP 78: READY TO BE A RETAIL ROCKSTAR?

With the new year upon us, what better time to begin managing your inventory more effectively. Larry Hebert is the creator of the OpenToBuy.co , a proprietary inventory management template designed to ensure every retail busi...

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Dec. 28, 2022

EP 77: THAT'S A WRAP!

This week’s episode is a solocast with Michelle giving listeners a 2022 recap, lessons learned, the future of The Retail Whore Podcast which of course includes more Retail Whore Road Trips ! Take a listen as Michelle talks cu...

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Dec. 14, 2022

EP 76: CONCEPT. MANUFACTURING. SALES.

Matilda Kalaveshi's introduction to the international fashion industry started at an early age in Europe. After transitioning into the buying world when she joined Macys Corporate Inc , she completely fell in love with retail...

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Dec. 7, 2022

EP 75: REPURPOSE THAT SHIIIT!

Renee Dick, creator and founder of Fresh Life Marketing , is the girlfriend you never knew you needed in your business. Whether you're in the beginning stages of starting out, or even if you’re an established entrepreneur, he...

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Nov. 30, 2022

EP 74: EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH MEANINGFUL JEWELRY!

With the holidays upon us, gratitude & giving back is the theme. This week’s guest is Crystalyn Aucoin, a jewelry designer from New Orleans, Louisiana and the mom of a football-loving boy named Winston. After a decade in the ...

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Nov. 23, 2022

EP 73: STACK THEM HIGH & WATCH THEM FLY!

Sara Villari is the owner and creative director of Occasionette , an award-winning gift and card shop with four locations in the Philadelphia area. Occasionette ranked among the 100 fastest-growing businesses in the Philadelp...

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Nov. 16, 2022

EP 72: CREATING SMALL BUSINESS DREAMS

This week we are so excited to welcome guest Sara Stonecipher, Owner/CEO of howtorunaretailstore.com , helping entrepreneurs go from startup to success, no matter what part of the journey they're on. In 2011, she started her ...

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Nov. 9, 2022

EP 71: CULTIVATING JOY

Michael Schultz is the co-owner and creative eye of Cursive New York , which operates 2 stores in New York City. Cursive is a tightly focused concept with the simple mission of cultivating joy. Michael, along with his husban...

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Nov. 3, 2022

EP 70: SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET REAL!

If you know Michelle, you know the holidays are her favorite time of the year. The music, the lights, the smells...all of it! On this mini-episode, Michelle gives listeners a quick look into what her holiday setup schedule lo...

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Nov. 2, 2022

EP 69: FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS!

Abbey & Courtney are both co-founders and business besties of Duo Collective, a boutique organic marketing agency specializing in social media strategy, branding, SEO and coaching for small business owners and creative entrep...

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Oct. 26, 2022

EP 68: HER PAST. HER PRESENT. HER FUTURE.

This week, we are thrilled to welcome Amy Loewenberg, Senior Relations Manager for NY NOW , SF NOW & American Handcrafted . Amy considers herself to be a champion for people, for product and for paving new lanes for mutually …

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Oct. 19, 2022

EP 67: IF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE & DOLLY PARTON CREATED FASHION WEEK

This week’s guest is Melissa Kanarek, a couture upholsterer and seamstress by trade who lives in the Santa Ynez Valley part of California, where she operates her Brass Tack brick & mortar. Melissa’s work, along with the piece...

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Oct. 12, 2022

EP 66: FROM BOAT COVERS TO SURF TRUNKS

This week we are so lucky to have Dale Rhodes - Senior VP of Katin USA , as this week’s guest. Dale’s path to success began at 17 years-old, when he worked in the retail industry at MGA (Guess Jeans), …

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Oct. 5, 2022

EP 65: HOW TO CREATE AN IN-DEMAND BRAND

Kerrie Fitzgerald the founder of Kerrie Fitzgerald LLC - an ecommerce and product business consulting & educational agency, and host of top 100 marketing podcast- The 6 Figure Product Business Podcast . As a digital marketing...

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Sept. 28, 2022

EP 64: FINDING YOUR PURPOSEFUL LIFE

This week’s episode guest is Matt Katzenson, CEO of Fines Lines Company . Fine Lines Company began in 1989. Paula Abdul had just released her smash hit “Straight Up”, and they had just launched their first 8 x 10 ft. …

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Sept. 21, 2022

EP 63: REACHING THAT CAPTIVE CUSTOMER!

After over a decade working in advertising agencies on both Madison Avenue in NYC and in Los Angeles, Meredith turned her passion for marketing to retail marketing and merchandising when she and her husband Michael, a pharmac...

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Sept. 14, 2022

EP 62: CLARIFY. SIMPLIFY. ACHIEVE THE VISION.

This week’s guest is Laura McDowell, a leadership coach + strategist & founder of Laura McDowell Creative , who specializes in helping entrepreneurial businesses love what they do. Take a listen as Michelle & Laura breakdown,...

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Sept. 7, 2022

EP 61: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

Michelle is back this week with another Solocast to talk stories & lessons from a life in retail, the inspiration for this podcast. She touches on gift & apparel shows, not looking in the rear view mirror, why worrying about …

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Aug. 31, 2022

EP 60: BEING A 'THOUGHT PARTNER'

Lindsay Foster is a personal development junkie with a passion to share her stories of retail, recovery, and resilience with everyone in her life. Lindsay is a student of the industry and began her days of retail in Coeur d'...

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Aug. 24, 2022

EP 59: MERCHANDISING ROUNDTABLE WITH MICHELLE & FABIAN

Back by popular demand, we are so excited to welcome back Fabian Navejas, Gift Merchandiser & Buyer for A.C. Vromans Inc., one of the oldest independent bookstores in the country, 128 years old. In addition to working at A.C....

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