Linda Cahan is an internationally recognized expert in visual merchandising with over 35 years of marketplace experience. She helps stores look and feel better to sell more.
Linda's breadth of experience is in all segments of retail working with hundreds of independent retailers as well as major retail corporations as a Visual Merchandising and Store Design consultant. She was featured on MSNBC's show "Your Business" in a show about the importance of window displays as well as interviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and NPR on retail design topics.
Linda's strengths include all aspects of visual merchandising and display as well as training staff in each discipline through seminars, workshops, walk-throughs, hands-on sessions and manuals. She conducts visual audits/evaluations of all types of stores and malls to help retailers or mall managers improve their stores image and sales.
She has worked with all kinds of merchandise from high to moderate fashion, soft and hard lines including gifts, appliances, computers, auto parts, machinery and tools.
Linda gives seminars on a wide variety of retail topics nationally and internationally and has written a column for Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine for 16 years, Spa Retailer for 7 years, Nursery Retailer for 6 years and many columns for other B-to-B retail magazines. Linda is the author of: "100 Displays Under $100", "Feng Shui for Retailers" and "A Practical Guide to Visual Merchandising" She wrote the custom visual standards manuals for many companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lanc ´me Cosmetics, American Express, Singer, United Rentals, The Bowling Proprietors Association of America, Taubman malls, and three large retail companies in South America - Totto and Armi Studio in Colombia and RORI in Venezuela.
William Lorenzen, Assistant Visual Director at Saks Fifth Avenue during the late 90's wrote the following in the front of the SFA Corporate Visual Merchandising Manual:
"Linda Cahan of Cahan & Company was hired to edit the entire work and add her objective viewpoint and ideas as a visual merchandiser but also as someone from the outside who had never worked for Saks Fifth Avenue. No other person who has never worked for SFA knows as much about visual merchandising as she and I doubt anyone ever will."
Linda taught at The Art Institute of Portland for six years and at Parsons School of Design in NYC for twelve years. She lives in West Linn, OR and consults and lectures extensively around the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Linda Cahan.
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Linda Cahan's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Linda Cahan for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Linda Cahan, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Linda Cahan. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Linda Cahan booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Linda Cahan for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Linda Cahan booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Linda Cahan charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Linda Cahan for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Linda Cahan agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Linda Cahan, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Linda Cahan booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Linda Cahan, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Visual Merchandising, Retail, Retail Design, Display, Feng Shui, Inutition, Generations, Renovations