Donna Petracca, Dreamgirl Costumes

Donna PetraccaDesign Director, Dreamgirl CostumesLos AngelesPPR: What does your job entail?I design all of the women's and men's costumes and accessor ... more »

What is the best retail advice you have received or could offer?

What is the best retail advice you have received or could offer? Jennifer Davis, Balloons or Bust, Hudsonville, Michigan Customer service is essen ... more »

The Ballooney Bin

It's all about balloons and the blues for Cindy Fuller Cindy Fuller's first career was dedicated to helping people. The dual career she enjoys now ... more »

Best Sellers

Arch CrownCustom tags and labels communicate your store's unique identity. Once out of the store, Arch Crown tags and labels act as your most cost-eff ... more »

Louis Wittenburg at forefront of growing European Halloween tradition

With 115 years of history and just four owners, the Louis Wittenburg party store in Amsterdam has established longevity and stability. However, when F ... more »

Diana Clements, July 2016

Diana Clements, president, Princess ParadiseFort Collins, ColoradoPPR: What drew you to the costume industry? Customers asking for what was missing in ... more »

Costume shop in Halloween Capital of the World makes for fun times

After 33 years in the party business while calling the Halloween Capital of the World home, Mary Vander Laan can say she's seen just about everything. ... more »

Francesco Tijnagel, June 2016

Francesco TijnagelOwner, Louis Wittenburg Halloween & Party SuppliesAmsterdam, The NetherlandsPPR: How long have you been in business?The store was fo ... more »

Purchase of longtime party business brings family closer together at Shindigs & Celebrations

As the old saying goes, a family that works together stays together. Well, maybe that's not quite the adage, but quality, productive time spent with l ... more »

Kelley Vaught, Shindigs & Celebrations

Kelley VaughtEmployee, Shindigs & CelebrationsNashville, TennesseeQ: What drew you to this business?I attended the University of Tennessee at Chattano ... more »

Being a costume retailer near major college campus keeps things interesting at Party Heaven

There is rarely a dull moment at Party Heaven in Berkeley, California. The store is located on Bancroft Way, literally across the street from the Univ ... more »

Paula Federici, April 2016

Paula FedericiExecutive Buyer, Paper First AffiliatesBrookline, MassachusettsPaula Federici's time in retail dates back to college, when she started a ... more »

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