Tree Skirts: a Christmas Eve compilation

Christmas trees are all “dressed” up these days! A few years ago, we started seeing store displays created with mannequin/dress forms and Christmas tree combinations. I started a file, but lost many of the images in a computer crash. Little by little, I am building the file again and I decided to share a few with our Retail Details blog readers on this lovely Christmas Eve.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays! ~Becky

Christmas Tree Dress

Image source Pinterest

Christmas Tree Dress

Image source Flickr

 

Christmas Tree Dress

Image courtesy L. Tyre

This image, above, was one of the first examples that I saw in a store window. It was in a lovely store in New Haven, CT. Sadly, the store is no longer open. (Insert #shoplocal message here) :-)

Christmas_Skirt

Image courtesy Red Door Boutique

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Image source Pinterest

Christmas Tree Skirt Dress

Image courtesy of Amy J. Rimmer instagram

Christmas Tree Dress Retail Details blog

Image source Pinterest

Christmas Tree Dress Retail Details blog

Image source Pinterest

Christmas Tree Dress Retail Details blog

Image source Flickr

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Image courtesy Monarch Thrift Shop Chicago

Image courtesy Monarch Thrift Shop Chicago

Tree Dress

Image courtesy Hicks Nursery in NY

Christmas Tree Dress

Image courtesy Fancy Pantz Designs

Christmas Tree Dress

Image courtesy Andrew Steven Salon

The last two images, below, are from Mannequin Madness. Tutorials are available on their website, for a fee.

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Mannequin Madness

Christmas Tree Dress Retail Details blog

Mannequin Madness

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Holiday Shelf Appeal

Following up the Christmas Tree alternative post with a functional approach!

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This is one of my favorite display finds this year and I cannot provide much history or insights into the display as the creator or photographer is from the Netherlands. He or she is known online as Christmasaholic and that is all that I know.

The concept is so simple and the execution is superb. This is a beautiful example of the use of multiples for impact. The shelf-supporting pegs and shelves are in the same color family as the chest that serves as the base for the tree. This monochromatic approach has a modern rustic vibe, especially with the choice of wall color. This display would be ideal for a store that does not stock much holiday merchandise.

Other applications and versions:

  • Use traditional Christmas colors for a more festive or whimsical version.
  • Outline the tree with garland down the sides of each shelf.
  • If the pegs are reposition-able, play with configurations for other shapes that would extend beyond the holidays.
  • Create a smaller version with a dress bust form or top-half mannequin on top of it and the shelves become a skirt. What to display on skirt shelves?
  • Inverted, it could be a jumbo martini glass to display glassware or mixology-themed products or candles.

I’d love to hear your ideas inspired by this display, so leave a message in the comments section. Have you used something like this in your store?

Stay display inspired!

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Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl MarketingBecky

 

Christmas Tree Alternatives for Small Retail Spaces and Store Windows

Welcome November! Online voting has closed for the store display contest with Paddywax Candles and Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine. The submissions were amazing and the top three moved on to the judges to determine the grand prize winner, which will be announced in the December issue of the magazine. You can still view the stores that entered in an album on the Retail Details blog Facebook page.

Meanwhile, we get so many requests for ideas for Christmas tree alternatives to use in small retail spaces and store windows, so we are sharing some of our favorites. Looking for more? Check out the Retail Details pinterest boards and @RetailDetails on Instagram, too!
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Store displays & holiday retail ideas

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:

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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.