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Melissa Campanelli is Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail. She is an industry veteran, having covered all aspects of retail, tech, digital, e-commerce, and marketing over the past 20 years. Melissa is also the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

Luxury retailer Sephora has deployed a mobile point-of-sale solution in a large number of its U.S. stores using software from Agilysys and RedIron on Apple iPod touch devices. "We wanted a solution that seamlessly integrates and extends our SAP POS system via a mobile POS customer-engagement experience," said Sephora vice president of retail store systems Shah Nagree in a statement.

Let's take a break from all the nostalgia for a glimpse at the most exciting openings on the horizon in 2012. Nothing can ever take the place of the uptown Tiffany in New York City, but the new downtown Tiffany location really might be a game-changer, if only because it's going to make the tourists go wild.

For decades, retailers have been actively targeting women of all sorts: girls, teenagers, mothers, working women — you name it. A look around the retail blogosphere in recent weeks however reveals that a shift appears to be taking place. Retailers are making a concerted effort to reach out to men.

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