Retail Roadtrip Atlanta, GA part two

We have been fortunate to visit Atlanta several times of late. This post is part two of three, celebrating the retail revival happening in Hotlanta right now! (To view part one, click here.)

Ponce City Market Atlanta Georgia

Ponce City Market. 

Formerly a Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution center and the largest brick building in the Southeastern United States, Ponce City Market is a historic ten story, 2.1 million square foot structure. The building is being restored as a mixed-use development with offices, retail and residential spaces.

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As you enter from the parking garage, you pass through an original freight elevator. We applaud the developers’ efforts to stay true to the history of the building.

Ponce City Market Atlanta GA

Retail areas include interior and exterior entrances. It’s almost impossible to distinguish old from new, as the industrial theme continues throughout.

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The interior is vast with columns at every turn.

Ponce City Market Atlanta GA

 

Bellina Alimentari Market made the best of the columns for display space, constructing custom shelves that wrap around just inside the entrance from the food hall.

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Williams-Sonoma embraced the columns in their visual merchandising, as well:

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In an interesting visual twist, one wall of the Williams-Sonoma shop is actually an interior window, that looks right into a neighboring restaurant:

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WEST ELM:

Ponce City Market West Elm Atlanta

Bold textures were a theme at West Elm; in-store, above, and in the store windows, below.

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One of my favorite display surprises, were these “vinyl” shingles on the roof:

Ponce City Market West Elm Atlanta

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE – The store displays at Anthro, never disappoint. Sometimes the simplicity is stunningly effective:

Ponce City Market Anthropologie Atlanta

And, sometimes the complexity of the logistics have us looking very close…

Ponce City Market Anthropologie Atlanta, GA

But always intriguing, Anthropologie’s display design teams are some of the most talented in the retail visual merchandising business!

Ponce City Market Anthropologie Atlanta, GA

Here’s another view of the Anthro table:

Ponce City Market Anthropologie Atlanta, GA

Stay tuned for part 3 of the Atlanta Retail Roadtrip, with much more from Ponce City Market…

Ponce City Market Atlanta Georgia

I’ll be in NYC at the end of the month, presenting a seminar about retail trends at NY NOW on January 31, 2016. I’d love to meet you if you are at the show!

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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) :-)

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Image courtesy Red Door Boutique

Christmas Tree Dress Retail Details blog

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 source Pinterest

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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

Stay display inspired!

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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VOTE for your favorite store displays!

20+ stores entered the Stores That Shine store display contest and the submissions are fabulous! Online voting is now closed and the top three entries are in the hands of the judges. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 1.

You may vote once per day through November 1, 2015.

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Contest details: Retail Details blog and Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine partnered with Paddywax Candles to co-sponsor the Stores That Shine store display competition. Over 20 retailers sent in pictures of their store displays and now it’s time for you to vote. The winning store will receive $1000 msrp in Paddywax Candle merchandise, a magazine feature, a visual merchandising consultation and a three year subscription to the magazine. The winner will be announced in the December issue of Gifts & Decorative Accessories.