Ladder Displays Step It Up

A recent retail roadtrip took us to South/Central Texas and some amazing store visits. Two small towns stood out with charming main streets filled with local, independent shops: Gruene and Boerne. Instagram played a big role in planning the Texas trip. I’m so thankful for the retailers, sales reps and gift industry friends that so generously shared suggestions for stores to visit. That’s how I found the Red Rooster in Boerne, TX.

Filled with lovely fixtures and beautifully displayed products, I’ll be sharing some of our pictures from Red Rooster in future posts and magazine articles, but here’s a simple ladder display they use to display different seasonal products throughout the year. I love versatile, simple fixtures and ladders are an all-time favorite.

Red Rooster Boerne felt birdhouses display ladder

Ideal for felted birdhouses and lanterns, the display changes with each season.

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For the holidays each year, the Red Rooster completely transforms into a Christmas store. Known for the annual Dickens on Main event, Boerne residents and visitors love the holidays!

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Ornament display at The Red Rooster in Boerne, Texas

Step ladders are available in many sizes and styles. Aluminum styles are more industrial and modern, fiberglass styles come in various colors and the traditional wooden ones with the classic paint shelf have a special charm. Mini step ladders are ideal for placing on top of display tables to add height and create additional display space. Step ladders are also popular for trade shows and craft booths as they fold flat for storage and travel and can be used as anchors for larger shelf units by using the rungs as shelf supports.

What else could we display on ladders? Leave us a comment!

Stay display inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween is hip to be square!

In the retail world, the changing of seasons is a really big deal in the US. In the fall, it means the marking down of anything “summery”, unless the store is located in a coastal area. While unpacking and pricing Christmas products, Labor Day comes and goes and retailers must decide how to merchandise for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas at the same time! Retail_Details_blog_ABC_Simplicity_store_window_halloween_2015-1

Sometimes Halloween gets lost in the mix, but not at Simplicity ABC in Kirkland, Washington. The store windows are filled with fun!Retail_Details_blog_ABC_Simplicity_store_window_halloween_2015-4Big, bold, square Halloween icons are the feature of each window, with some spiders and ghosts strategically placed for good measure.Retail_Details_blog_ABC_Simplicity_store_window_halloween_2015-2Have you ever noticed that Jack-o-lanterns can be in any shape? The triangle eyes are the key. If you put triangle-shaped eye holes on a ghost sheet, you would expect to see a pumpkin when you pulled the sheet off, right?Retail_Details_blog_ABC_Simplicity_store_window_halloween_2015-3Paper plates as googly eyes on the mummy. Simple. Superb. Kudos, Simplicity ABC staff! Thanks for making us smile. And, extra thanks to our friends at Crystal Media for turning us on to these fun windows!

Happy Halloween, retail friends. It is no longer just about costumes and candy. It’s the second-biggest decorating holiday of the year — right behind Christmas. But ,don’t skip Thanksgiving, as those are some of our favorite displays to see!

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Display Trends: Paper Cuts and Fashionable Folds

Fresh from the visual merchandising and store display trade shows in the USA and Europe, several trends were evident. Two of our favorites were textures and paper.

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The paper trend in visual merchandising is not new, but is trending up as more designers and visual stylists learn the technique and embrace laser cutting as an art tool. You have probably already noticed supersized flowers in store windows this spring! We will feature flowers in a blog post soon, but today we’d like to share one of our favorite paper-themed store windows: Zoe Bradley for Louboutin.

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Intricately cut paper swimsuit designed by Zoe Bradley for Louboutin.

 

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Louboutin Cabana Window

At the forefront of the paper trend has been the amazingly talented paper sculptor Zoe Bradley. Known for her retail windows installations, she creates paper sculptures and clothes with intricate tailoring techniques and the type of craftsmanship you might expect at a couture design fashion house.

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Paper window by Zoe Bradley for Louboutin

 

Stay display inspired!

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All images in this blog post are courtesy  Zoe Bradley Design

GlobalShop Las Vegas March 2015

GlobalShop is the largest annual visual merchandising and retail design trade show in the U.S.

Here’s a pictorial review of this week’s event in Las Vegas:

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Benjamin Moore Sign at Globalshop 2015, Las Vegas

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Theme: Printing on anything and everything!

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Amazing graphics at GlobalShop!

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VISUAL MERCHANDISING TREND: Paper Flowers – Judith Von Hopf, GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Created by students – PAVE The educational foundation for the retail environments industry, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) helps to grow a future talent pool and foster professional development in retail design and planning and visual merchandising.

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Larger than life LEDs at GlobalShop

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Amuneal patina brass text panels – GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Trend: TEXTURES!!

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Chroma Wood panels at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Amuneal architectural screen panels at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Shantell Martin draws in the B N Industries booth at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Shantell Martin “after” shot, GlobalShop

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Trend: Selfie Mannequins

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Tree shelves from Judith Von Hopf at GlobalShop

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PolArt Chairs – always fun colors!

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Magnetic Shelves at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

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Retail Design Trend: FELT at GlobalShop

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Felt dividers at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015

 

Stay display inspired!