In the December 8 post, we announced the five finalists in the Retail Details New Year Store Display Contest, in case you missed the post – click here. In a few days, the five stores will receive an identical box of props to use in a display during the first week of 2011. I’ll let you know what the judges decide by January 15, 2011.
I’ve been saving this display to share once the weather was relevant.
I’m cold just looking at this winter scene at Radish Underground, an independent fashion boutique + art gallery in Portland, OR. I appreciate the authenticity of the display and how it evokes an emotional response.
ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY USES:
A small step ladder serves as a display for pet collars at Textures Handmade Market in Tallahassee, FL. The aged personality of the wood fits well in the shop were the products are unique, local and handmade.
Pictured below are two more pet collar displays. On the left is a small green rack meant to display earrings. In Coral Gables, FL, the Boutique at Listers Jewelers decided it would be ideal for pet collars and they fit perfectly. On the right, the collars are adjusted to fit around covered paint cans of different sizes at Gigi’s Hidden Treasures in Cartersville, GA. The cans also provide varying heights, which is always a good display technique.
Traditional bracelet displays frequently find other uses, like this headband display at Ellie Clothing in Auburn, AL (below, left). A three-tiered, black velvet jewelry display ( below, right) exhibits one of my favorite alternative uses. La Jolie Rose in Grosse Point, MI, takes advantage of the display levels to show a metallic shoe and a few glitzy belts, perfect for this holiday time of year.
Clear glass vases feature bangle bracelets at Space 519, a refined general store located in Chicago’s Miracle Mile. The vases create a very modern feel and give the jewelry a gallery feel. Space 519 is a general store that is anything but general!
Waddle N Swaddle stores are located in Poughkeepsie and also in Rhinebeck, New York. Blankets are displayed on the wall, hung from the rungs of a vertically-mounted crib side. Appropriate for a mother and baby essentials boutique. I enjoyed visiting their lovely Rhinebeck shop on a chilly day this past October.
This picture is from the New York International Gift Fair in the trade show booth of Rock Flower Paper. Worthy of note is their use of curtain wire and clips (likely from Ikea). The clips enable them to show the placemat, napkin and matching coasters together in a vertical way on the showroom area wall. These wires are ideal for temporary shows as they are easy to transport (or even inexpensive enough to leave behind) and versatile for many uses.
Here’s one last Christmas display. It’s from Eloise, a family-owned dress shop in Charlottesville, VA. That’s quite a tree-topper or is it a tree skirt? 😉
Thanks for taking time to read the Retail Details blog. I hope you have been inspired by the displays featured in 2010. I appreciate all your comments, your display picture submissions and your kind word-of-mouth recommendations that have resulted in my fun little blog being viewed millions of times.
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I will close with a simple idea for a New Year’s display. It’s from Jane, a concept store in Princeton, NJ, who reminds us to reuse, rethink, revitalize. Cheers to curling ribbon and Happy New Year!
Stay display inspired and Happy Holidays!