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Store displays & holiday retail ideas

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Every year, I look for holiday display ideas that are easy-to-implement but eye-catching and effective. This one is no exception. I have used this concept in various forms and it is one of the easiest displays ever:

Retail Details blog store display ideas moschino store window

All you need is a mannequin (or at least the bottom half of one). Gift wrap some boxes and use gift bags with your store name or store brands on them and stack them as high as possible. Don’t have a mannequin? Get a bicycle and create the same effect with boxes rising out of the basket. Prop variations: red wagon, toy box, sleigh, big red Santa’s bag, sled, hammock (for our warm winter location fans)… you get the idea. This particular image, above, is a window at Moschino.

 

 

Retail Details blog store display ideas Lux Boutique NaplesIn response to several requests for examples of how to cross-merchandise apparel and fashion accessories in a wall display, here’s a well-executed display at Lux Boutique in Naples, FL.  This layout works for slatwall or any perimeter system that accepts hangrods and shelves. If you don’t have a system, you can purchase wall-mount hooks and brackets to achieve a similar merchandise pattern. Note the apparel facing forward for exposure and on the bar for selection. Adjustable height display hooks on stands are versatile, shown displaying handbags and apparel. Every store can use a few of these, as they are idea for countertop and table displays, as well.  Consistent jewelry display forms complete the wall display collage.

Retail Details blog store display ideas camp hollyhockBird cages — new and vintage —  are all the rage for store display these days. You have undoubtedly seen them as jewelry display fixtures, for which they are ideal. This fun idea at Camp Hollyhock in Portland Oregon uses a bird cage to display an infant onesie giving it quite a feature presentation.

 

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

As always, thanks for spending a few minutes celebrating displays with the Retail Details blog. We invite you to submit images of your displays to be considered for inclusion the blog. See contact information in the sidebar of this blog.

 

 

 

5 inspired store display ideas!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

It’s time to share one of my favorite Halloween retail displays for 2012: The display is from The Shabby Cottage in Oregon City, OR. Surprisingly, in a year when orange (tangerine tango) was the color-of-the-year, most of my favorite Halloween displays were primarily black and white.  The round spider web table topper is the perfect accent for the drop leave sides on the unique table/cart. Nice job Faye!

Another fun Facebook find was Miss I Have Hangups, an entry in the Vote for your Favorite Scarecrow event with proceeds to benefit the Lexington, MO Food Pantry. The scarecrow is made almost entirely from apparel hangers and is the entry from Limrick’s Fine Things.

Bold colored ropes and ceiling medallions are an unusual combo for apparel hangrod displays, but what a fun statement it makes at Swilden’s in Paris, France!Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_rope_displaysI know you are going to ask, so I’ll go ahead and answer ;-) … the rope can be wrapped around vertical pipes to keep the hangrods from swinging.

Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_airport1_2012One of the more frequent requests I receive from clients and blog followers is for ideas for displaying plush animals. When I spotted this display fixture at the Sea World store in the Orlando airport, I hung up on a phone call to take a picture with my camera.

Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_airport2_2012Here’s a closer view.

Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_submitted Oct 2012As you would expect, Retail Details blog is a resource for visual merchandising students. We work closely with several schools to provide content for class discussions and we show up in many footnotes for college projects.  Recently, some students sent me this picture of a store window assignment to thank me for sharing the “inspiration”. I’m not one of their instructors, but I would give them a good grade for execution. However, I would like to see them put their own twist on the window installation. (See original image posted on the blog in 2011 - click here, will open in a new window).

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

As always, thanks for spending a few minutes celebrating displays with the Retail Details blog. We invite you to submit images of your displays to be considered for inclusion the blog. Becky Tyre also writes Display Inspirations articles for GIFT SHOP Magazine and welcomes display pictures submitted for print, as well. See contact info in the sidebar of this blog.

Focus on store fixtures

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

A few of my favorite displays of late…

This concept is not exactly new, but it works so well as a children’s store! This image is from Piccino Kids Wear in Valencia, Spain. Retail Details will be in Madrid in January, but might plan a day-trip to Valencia just to see the rest of this store.

On our New England trip last month, we found a lovely small town with a great street full of independent boutiques. One of them was Toney Toni in Katonah, NY. This upscale apparel store has the most awesome fixtures. Custom made of copper pipes, they have wall fixtures with shelves and hooks and…

…even a copper pipe dress form. My pictures do not do it justice. The fixtures really make the store displays unique!

Even the jewelry displays continue the copper pipe theme.

Earlier in that trip, we found another small town with numerous indie stores to visit. One of our favorites was Peace Love and Chocolate  in Stockbridge, MA. By far the friendliest (and tastiest) store we found, they have much more than sweets.

They have an entire wall of display shelves with specialty gifts, teas and tea accessories. The bow-front shelves made a lovely wall.

The attention to detail made the displays look almost styled as though they were prepared for a catalog shoot, yet approachable. Well done!  The dark chocolate, caramels and petit fors we purchased were quite a treat, as well.

Another example of superb attention to detail in display is from Another Season in De Motte, IN. A basic shelf display unit features fall home decor merchandise. Note the effective placement of merchandise and props.

We love to hear from you and see your displays, so email us your images to share and visit us on facebook for lots more DISPLAY INSPIRATION. As always, thanks and stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

Store displays, showrooms and SALE ideas

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

I recently discovered a gem of a store with a fabulous window display. Restored collects and sells unique, hand made products, many of which are from talented young designers.

retail details blog store display ideas visual merchandising restored amsterdamThis summer, designer Renske Versluijs created a poetic world window using an old hanging sewing box, an unfolded record case and several small boxes, all painted white. Placing these relatively common items in unusual arrangements creates fabulous visual interest.

retail details blog store display ideas visual merchandising restored amsterdam netherlandsBy using all-white props, this is a great example of the single color strength technique in display. Worthy of a double-take, such visual merchandising catches the attention of passing traffic, whether on foot or vehicle. Up close, my favorite part is how the box lids become the display trays. Restored is in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Brown paper packages, tied up with string…

Need to get merchandise up and off the floor? Recycle some delivery boxes by covering them with kraft paper. It makes a great display base and does not distract from the merchandise. This display is from Ironstone Cottage in Tanunda, South Australia.

Announce a SALE with a dress form inside the door, in the store window or the entryway to a designated SALE area. This is a good example from Stella e Luna in Point Pleasant, NJ.

Did anyone else enjoy the BlaBla dolls booth during the Atlanta gift show at Americasmart  last month? My favorite part was the grey chalkboard paint on the walls. It was much softer and fresher than the usual black paint. 

The scrap wood tree appeared undesigned, giving it charm, especially with the addition of measuring sticks as short branches.

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Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing ~Becky