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Beautiful Plumage

Paul Smith talks about Paul Smith, look at that shopfront, retail is detail … (and passion) …  Read More …

Fashion, Luxury, Retail, Retail design
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Season’s Greetings

Apologies for the total lack of posts on here and thanks to all of you who keep visiting. Normal service (or even improved) will resume in the new year, in the meantime here’s a festive image from the Liberty atrium, splendid gold chains, an idea no doubt we will be borrowing for our own homes.  Read More …

Liberty, Luxury, Windows
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Christmas VM videos

A couple of nice little videos showing the leaders in UK retail and how they put together their visual merchandising for Christmas. Originally via @retailfocus on twitter    Read More …

Liberty, Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Selfridges, Windows
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Can you tell navy blue from black?

According to the PSFK Future of Retail Report … 67% of customers who try on items buy them. Only 10% of customers make a purchase that they haven’t tried on. That’s why stores have begun to make changing rooms more attractive to customers. Lighting is of course the key element in changing rooms, if you can tell navy blue from black you know the lighting is working. Then come the add Read more …

Changing rooms, Department stores, Lighting, Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Trends

Cross merchandising the Harvey Nichols way

It’s always important to up sell in retail and being obvious about it is not always going to work. Sometime a bit of lateral thinking can go a long way. These ads from Harvey Nichols take cues from ecommerce sites as in ‘people who bought that also bought this’ but really in quality retail this kind of cross merchandising should be the norm, although generally it isn’t. Three Read more …

Advertising, Ecommerce, Harvey Nichols, Luxury, Retail
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Louis Vuitton – Bond Street Windows

Lovely windows at Louis Vuitton Bond Street. A simple idea well executed. More pictures on the Coolhunter.  Read More …

Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Windows
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Cox Cookies & Cake

Patrick Cox opened a new venture in Soho on Tuesday. Cox Cookies & Cake takes the current trend for all things cup cake/indulgence and adds a big dose of Soho neon chic. The website as yet isn’t live but shows the intent with an animated neon identity, and thank goodness for a sign up form. The website is at their Facebook page is here. Also on a cupcake note the Read more …

F&B, Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Web stuff
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Ah luxury

From Dezeen an article well worth a browse of the new Liberty of London boutique by the Paris based architects, Pierre Buecler and Jean-Christophe Poggioli. While the middle ground is suffering, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis for example, there still seems a lot of money left to make in the luxury end of the market as well as other opportunities for growth as shown by asos.  Read More …

Ecommerce, Luxury, Retail