5 more store display ideas from the gift shows

As promised, here are a few more retail display ideas from the showrooms at the summer gift shows.

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Really Great News - Enesco Showroom

Our Name is Mud has a new line in Enesco’s Atlanta showroom called Really Great News. The mannequin’s dress and hat are entirely made of newspaper and very well done. Also notice the use of color in the display vignette. The bright green and pop of orange are ideal for featuring black and white merchandise. Here’s a closer view of the mannequin:

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Loopty Loo buckles at Americasmart

Since we are always on the lookout for innovative uses for common items to solve display dilemmas, we had to snap a quick picture of the belt buckle display frames at Loopty Loo in the Just Got 2 Have It showroom. Ordinary double hooks make the perfect-size cradles for displaying the buckles.

Pallets, pallets and MORE PALLETS!

retail details blog store display ideas visual merchandising avindy pallets americasmart atlanta gift showAvindy puts a new twist on the pallet display idea by adding ropes in some of the gaps.

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Avindy Jewelry

Not only functional, the rope adds a textural element and adds to the industrial chic theme of the pallet displays.

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Avindy pallet displays in Atlanta

Some of the most innovated display ideas are in the temporary booths at trade shows. They have to be resourceful and aware that all the displays have to be hauled in and out and set-up within a few days.

And the SIGN says…

retail details blog store display ideas visual merchandising collins painting signs display americasmart atlantaCollins Painting continues the industrial chic theme by using a lot of metal in the showroom displays. The showroom entry display is dynamic with it’s many layers and the use of a weathered trellis to add height. Note the obvious lack of added color, so as not to distract from the product in a busy display.

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Collins Painting sign display in Atlanta

A steel grate mounted on the wall adds dimension and the addition of the pulleys and street signs are a nice touch, too.

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.

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Getting in the swing of spring store displays

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.

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A most colorful hardware store window display!

Color is the strongest feature in many displays. Bold color contrast attracts attention. Creating a single color story is another strategy and a very effective way to feature unrelated products. Color patterns draw you in for a closer look. This display is an example of color patterning at its best.

Coles Hardware, retail details blog, visual merchandising, swirlmarketing.comCole Hardware in San Francisco mixes colorful merchandise with the simplest of white props, proving that colorful display techniques are not just reserved for apparel, gifts and toys.

Display ideas to share:

Simple spools of twine on a spindle become a display for elegant brooches. This image is from Pinterest, shared by numerous users.

Summer display idea:

Foam pool noodles are sliced and turned into garland for an inexpensive, colorful store display idea. View additional, clever DIY ideas at the blog Craftzine.

A few fun store displays:

Chair leg rungs become apparel racks when the chairs are hung on the wall at Decades Vintage in Springfield, MO.

Each fitting room is different at the Brass Razoo in Nampa, Idaho. Adding character to the store, each room even has its own chandelier. Photo credit: Amber Fischer, amberfischer.com

Reader submission:

During a visit to an Ikea near Dallas, my future brother-in-law, Justin thought of Retail Details when he saw this vertical display of lamps and emailed it to me this week. It will be nice to have someone in the family who loves displays as much as I do! He spent an entire day prop shopping with me for some showroom clients in Dallas last winter.

A new Retail Details feature:  I’ll be posting visual merchandising project ideas for input from readers. Please click on “comment”, below the blog post, to share your thoughts and expand on my idea. With the store owners permission, I’ll share pictures of the end results later in the year. Please note, it takes a few hours for your comments to show up on the blog. The comments area is monitored since we get so much spam.

As always, thanks for reading the blog and stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky Tyre

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You can submit photos of store displays for blog consideration at that email address, as well.

Becky Tyre is a visual merchandising consultant and the owner of the Retail Details blog, also on facebook. You can read more from Becky in the Display Inspiration articles and Trends sections of GIFT SHOP Magazine.

Merchandising stories, showroom displays and a surprise inspiration to share

Visual merchandisers tell stories using merchandise, color, lighting and props, not words. Well, maybe a few words now and then.

The New Year’s window in Lancaster, PA, clearly states a resolution for 2012. My Aunt Debbie is an enchanting boutique featuring handcrafted fashion and accessories by independent, mostly-local designers. Inside you will find a collection of curious clothing and innovative accessories, with an emphasis on creative re-use. In other words— a story.

Sometimes the display story is a vignette compiled by gathering merchandise with a single theme and using props to fill the page.  At trade shows and showrooms, vendors group their products into collections. This Mud Pie display in the OneCoast showroom at Dallas Market Center, has a sealife theme with neutral colored merchandise. The visual team chose a lovely ocean blue for the anchor wall and added some seashells for effect.

More showroom displays:

Pallets started to show up at the summer shows last year, following an interior decor trend. At the NYIGF this week, several booths used pallets in their merchandising and this one stands out due to the juxtaposition of the handmade porcelain and stoneware from dbO Home against the rough wood of the pallets.

We love the Tokyo Bay area inside The Portico Collection showroom at the Dallas show earlier this month. View more Portico displays, click here. Several of their lines have amazing displays right now!

Back in New York, Sarah Oliver Handbags has a lovely booth at the New York International Gift Fair. By choosing a single accent color and some superb graphics, the temporary booth allows the merchandise to tell the story without shouting. The subtly color-blocked back wall anchors the space and the hinged side walls add dimension to the booth.

Bonus Inspiration Shots: Stay display inspired!

Megan Geckler uses flagging tape to create huge one-of-a-kind installations by hand. Thanks to Design Milk for turning us on to her. I’ll let her pictures speak for themselves and if they inspire a store window, we sure hope you will share a picture with the Retail Details blog. We’ll be happy to share it with our little world (a mere 4 million visitors last year).

Display. Sell. Repeat.

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

The Retail Details blog is accepting a few new sponsors and advertisers in the sidebar of the blog for 2012. Please contact us for rates, email swirlmarketing (at)comcast.net

You can also submit photos of store displays for blog consideration at that email address.

Becky Tyre is a visual merchandising consultant and the owner of the Retail Details blog, also on facebook. Becky is the Trends Editor at GIFT SHOP Magazine.