What first caught my eye about the Altar’d State stores, were the recessed, framed display areas on the walls. This feature allows for deeper shelves without protruding out into the retail walk space.
Area rugs spotlight display tables and those ceilings are fabulous, with charming lighting, too.
Display Tip: Note the arrangement of the display tables in the above image. Tables with varying sizes add visual interest and in some cases, allow tables to nest or overlap a bit. The industrial pipe rolling racks are smaller than many standard sizes, allowing for more flexibility in placement. I like how they frame a corner of the table display grouping in the photo, above.
Each of the locations has a unique personality, but similar fixtures and staging techniques stay true to the brand.
Half-round display tables are one of my favorite fixtures as they can be combined to make a round table, placed flush against a wall or serve as endcaps for display tables, as shown in the jewelry area in the image, above.
Note the zig-zag placement of the doors that serve as a backdrop for the denim display. Hinging doors allow for expanding or contracting depending on the width needed and can also fold flat for storage when not in use.
The rustic-chic theme is charming and I applaud the attention paid to details in the visual merchandising.
The Altar’d State brand was born in 2009 with one store with a mission to fill a gap in the retail industry and change the world for the better and they currently have almost 50 stores in the United States. Brian Mason and Aaron Walters met while working for a large clothing chain and opened the first Altar’d State location in Knoxville, TN. Driven by the desire to give back to those in need, Altar’d State has donated over $1,100,000 to various charities.
All images courtesy of Altar’d State.
Stay display inspired!