Archive for the ‘Easter Display’ Category

Getting in the swing of spring store displays

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Stay display inspired! The Retail Details blog is a visual merchandising blog all about store displays and fixtures. We feature inspiring retail displays from around the world. Check the ABOUT tab to find out how to submit your store displays to be considered for blog inclusion.

store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog,At Retail Details we LOVE window display competitions. Becky frequently judges display contests and consults for retail stores and showrooms. This display is one of the winners from a competition sponsored by Skunkfunk. This window took second place and the store is Barabu’ in Madrid, Spain. Swings are a fun merchandising staple for spring and summer displays. The key to the success of this window is a single focus color, yellow.

Best Buddies Dog Boutique, St. Pete Beach, FL, Retail Details blog visual merchandisingBest Buddies Dog Boutique used a swing in their spring window in St. Pete Beach, FL. The swing hangs from a beautifully constructed window tree. The caninequins are looking out the window so realistically, you almost expect to see nose prints on the glass!

store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog,Winter white is the neutral in this store window at Massimo Dutti in Paris, France. Once again, a single color is featured and this time it is the orange that is so popular this year. Pantone has named Tangerine Tango as the Color of the Year for 2012.

Kathleens Gallery, Tryon, NC, store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog,Sometimes clients and friends post display idea requests on our facebook page. Silk, spring scarves were the latest display challenge from Kathleen’s Gallery in Tryon, NC. We suggested wine bottles with the scarves flowing out of them and this is what they did with it. Suspending the bottles in the air was a great interpretation of the idea and created an eye-catching window. This is what “Stay display inspired!” is all about!

Lamb & Flag, store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog,Another frequent request is for creative denim display ideas, so here’s one of our favorite jeans displays from Lamb & Flag in Brea, CA.

Southern Sisters & The Paper Fairy, Grayson, GAT-shirts can be a real display challenge and Southern Sisters and The Paper Fairy found a solution with this fixture that shows the color and design choices in a prominent manner. The t-shirts are rolled and stocked beside each design in the shop in Grayson, GA.

Mercy Hospital Gift Shop in Springfield, MO, store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog,The best display props are ones that can be used in multiple display scenarios. The Mercy Hospital Gift Shop in Springfield, MO uses a white lantern as a prop for tabletop displays. They filled it with flowers and fruit for two different colorful spring displays.

HomeArt http://www.homart.com, store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blogYou may have noticed quite a few pallets during the past year to accompany the repurposing trend in display props. This display utilizes grove baskets to hold merchandise in the HomArt showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA.

As always, thanks for reading the Retail Details blog and I hope you are inspired to create some fun displays in your shop! Join us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheRetailDetails, see more display ideas on pinterest http://pinterest.com/storedisplays/ and you can read my display inspiration articles and trend reports in GIFT SHOP Magazine.

Display. Sell. Repeat. 

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Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

Store displays, creative fixtures and fun!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Visual merchandising is the activity and profession of creating three-dimensional displays in order to maximize sales and catch the attention of consumers. Good store displays mix the creativity of design with the science of sales. Unique store displays set a tone for the style of a store. Mix it up with fun or elegant themes and most of all, STAY DISPLAY INSPIRED! Retail Details blog: for your display inspiration pleasure…

retail details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandising blog, polished hands salonAltered tables become display shelves for an odd shaped, narrow wall at Polished Hands Salon in Taylorsville, NC. Painted in fun colors, the shelves create a whimsical wall. Alternative ideas: use dark wood piano benches for an elegant shoe display or use picnic benches mounted as shelves for a rugged men’s display or use butcher block tables for a housewares display.

The Retail Details staff visits hundreds of stores every year. Early March found us in Northeast Florida and we found ourselves in Jacksonville for the season-opener of the Riverside Arts Market. After a lovely lunch at the European Street Cafe, we strolled the Shoppes of Avondale.

store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail details blog, green man gourmetStop 1: Green Man Gourmet. Owners, Pete and David created an incredible retail environment to showcase spices, wines, olive oils and some amazing smoked salts. By mixing reclaimed woods with metal accents they created shelves along the walls and a large tasting station bar that serves as a focal point when you enter the store.

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Fixture alert! The metal racks, curved to fit on the side of display barrels are perfect for displaying wine bottles.

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hobbie horse, retail details blog, store displays, visual merchandisingThe Easter display windows at The Hobbie Horse make me miss my days in children’s retail. Fun and playful.

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St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest city and boasts over 100 locally owned, independent, eclectic stores located along historic cobblestone streets. Many shops take advantage of the beautiful weather to expand their selling space to the charming front porches and courtyards.

store display ideas, retail blog, artifact, visual merchandising, retail detailsI stumbled on this cute little rolling fixture just outside Artifact. It is made from pipes mounted on a skateboard and is the perfect height for displaying tank tops. It would be SO CUTE in a kid’s display, as well. Artifact carries many locally produced items and organic apparel.

retail details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandising, retail blog, cottage gardenDon’t you just love the screen doors and red bike in this courtyard display at Cottage Garden in St Augustine?

As always, thanks for reading the Retail Details blog and I hope you are inspired to create some fun displays in your shop! Click on the about tab to locate the email to submit store photos for consideration for use in the blog. Also, join us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheRetailDetails, see more display ideas on pinterest http://pinterest.com/storedisplays/ and you can read my display inspiration articles and trend reports in GIFT SHOP Magazine.

Display. Sell. Repeat.

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

Store display ideas and my new favorite shoe display fixture

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I review hundreds of store displays every day. Many of them are noteworthy and I file them away for future blogs or magazine articles. Every once in a while, my jaw drops. Case in point: this OC pop-up shop shoe display in Hong Kong.

To kick off Spring 2011, Lane Crawford collaborated with US fashion retailer Opening Ceremony, bringing together two fashion forces in a creative partnership that unites the best of Hong Kong and New York.  In pop-up shops that opened April 14 and will last for four weeks, Opening Ceremony will offer a “conceptual retail extension” in the Lane Crawford stores in Hong Kong and Beijing. I just added this photo to my All Time Favorite Store Displays file.

I enjoy a clever play on words. Combine it with two of my favorite things – shoes and displays – and it will likely end up in the Retail Details blog! Leigh's Fashions, Retail Details blog, store display ideas, Patrick PlankThis peep toe shoe display was provided by Patrick Plank, the Creative Director at Leigh’s in Grand Rapids, MI.

In the past month, the Retail Details blog has been featuring floral displays to celebrate spring. I hope spring has arrived where you are. If you missed the last few blogs and want to see the use of flowers in visual merchandising, scroll down after this blog entry or click here and here to view the lovely, fragrant store displays.

From Peeps to bunnies, spring displays fill the store windows and display tables of gifts shops, candy stores, children’s shops, card stores and even grocery stores this time of year. 

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Pacifier (left) and The Rustic Door (right)

Pacifier is an urban baby and kids boutique in Minneapolis, MN. I appreciate how their display incorporated a young boy’s outfit, some books and bunnies in a nice tabletop display. On the right, the display at The Rustic Door in Mount Vernon, WA, uses Scrabble pieces to label their display of ceramic rabbit pieces.

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Randoons in Winnetka, IL, created a springtime fairy tale store window using the wearables and whatnots for which the store is known.

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Randoons - Winnetka, IL

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Something Special Boutique (left) and Lisa Frost Studio (right)

Monogrammed cups define an Easter display at Something Special Boutique in Dothan, AL. Pictured on the right is a tablescape by Lisa Frost Studios. If you would like to “frost your world with creativity” and recreate the jellybean centerpiece, click here to view the video instructions.

HAPPY SPRING.

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

 

About the Retail Details blog: The Retail Details is a blog about visual merchandising and features store displays, tips and ideas from around the world. The blog is written by Becky Tyre. Becky is a visual merchandising consultant and a prop shopper for The Display Lab. Becky also writes for print publications and you can read recent articles by her in Gift Shop Magazine and InStore Magazine, a publication of the Dallas Market Center. In her travels, Becky visits many shops and showrooms. If you would like to submit pictures for blog consideration, suggest that she visit your shop or speak to your group, you can email her at SwirlMarketing@comcast.net

Spring store displays – visual merchandising with flowers

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Thanks to all the shops who sent in pictures of your spring displays. I’m saving the “bunny” ones for closer to Easter and will continue to share spring pictures on the Retail Details Facebook Page.  The blog will return to the normal format with more commentary soon. Until then, I’ll let the floral pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy. House Special Interiors, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingDid you know that an atichoke is a flower? I didn’t. This display is from The House Special Interiors in Fayetteville, AR.

Anastazia Geneva, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingThis window display at Anastazia Geneva, in Geneva, IL,  is a good example of how flowers can be used in a two-sided display.

RICE, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandisingThis picture is courtesy of RICE, a Danish Company and the picture is taken at Viddals Gartneri og Hagesenter in Ålesund, Norway.

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Spring display at Carr Gardens, Blue Island, IL.

The Miller House, Retail Details blog, store display ideasWheelbarrow display at The Miller House in Stephens City, VA.

Twisted Sisters, Retail Details blog, store display ideasAnother two-sided window display. This one is from Twisted Sisters in Butte, Montana.

St John's Aux Gift Shop, Retail Details blog, Visual merchandising, store display ideasSt. John’s Auxiliary Gift Shop, located in the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO.

Casa Papel created this window for the recent Philadelphia Flower Show.

Add heighth to a display with flowers, like this display at Two Friends in Perry, GA.

Gatewood Hall, Retail Details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandisingSpring tablescape at Gatewood Hall Gracious Home in Blue Ridge, GA.

Classics and Country, Retail Details blogClassics and Country Home Decor in Alexandria, VA.

Wm King Clothiers, Retail Details blog, store display ideas, visual merchandisingFlower fun! Wm. King Clothiers in Bristol, TN

Philadelphia Flower Show March 2011Philadelphia Flower Show, March 2011

Flower dress courtesy of Alexander McQueen.

Happy Spring.

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

About the Retail Details blog: The Retail Details is a blog about visual merchandising and features store displays, tips and ideas from around the world. The blog is written by Becky Tyre. Becky is a visual merchandising consultant and a prop shopper for The Display Lab. Becky also writes for print publications and you can read recent articles by her in Gift Shop Magazine and InStore Magazine, a publication of the Dallas Market Center. In her travels, Becky visits many shops and showrooms. If you would like to submit pictures for blog consideration or suggest that she visit your shop, you can email her at SwirlMarketing@comcast.net