Follow Keith Johnson, buyer-at-large for fashion and home goods retailer Anthropologie, as he shops the globe.
On a recent trip, Johnson spotted a man making and selling chairs in a roadside shop. He stopped, loved what he saw and placed a large order. "He said to me that he was hoping somebody would get a bonus and be able to come along and buy one of his chairs," Johnson says. "For me, that's the best part of the job. I can see something and love something and be able to buy it and he is happy and I'm happy. What is better than that?"