Allyson Rees

Senior Editor, Retail Lifestyles

Allyson is the Senior Retail Lifestyles Editor for Lifestyles & Interiors. Previously, she was WGSN Fashion’s US Retail Editor and a freelance retail journalist, contributing to publications including WWD, Fashionista and LA Confidential. She has been a speaker at conferences and trade shows including Fashion Rio, Premiere Vision New York and Parsons, The New School for Design, and her opinion on retail and trends has been quoted in Vogue Brazil, Elle Brazil and Bloomberg News.

9 posts  |  Last entry Jun 21, 2017


Are llamas the new unicorns?

Unicorns have dominated so much of the conversation for 2017, but a new homelier, four-legged animal is coming into the limelight. Llamas are the ones to watch.

Bernhardt furniture products at High Point Market

At High Point Market, Brands Play With Op-Art Inspirations

Are the 1980s back? WGSN reports on the revival of the Memphis Group interior design style spotted at High Point Market, making waves.

The Mason Jar Gets a Multipurpose Makeover (and now it’s even better)

At the International Home + Housewares show in Chicago, the latest kitchenware brands revealed how the new and improved mason jar is a must in any kitchen

Meet Casa Perfect: The Shoppable Hollywood Hills Residence In LA

More brands are experimenting with residential retail, but this location from The Future Perfect goes above and beyond what we've seen before.

Eucalyptus: The 2016 Holiday Season Merchandising Trend

This holiday season, retailers are feeding the consumer demand for a more natural way to bring the festive flair. WGSN reports

British designer Tom Dixon discusses experiential retail and his new LA store

For his third retail store, the iconic furniture designer collaborates with high-end boutique Curve.

How design consultant Paul Valentine created LA’s hippest design event

INTRO LA founder Paul Valentine talks to WGSN about launching a platform for designers.

Whole Foods Market debuts lower-priced millennial-focused store

Whole Foods Market opens new Silverlake store: complete with lower prices, streamlined products, and in-store tea making robots.

In Los Angeles, a Prohibition-era bowling alley gets restored

The impressive architectural space caters to Highland Park's diverse neighbourhood.