Archive for the 'Retail' Category

Deptford Fun City

The Deptford Project is the first step of a project to regenerate the are around Deptford Station and makes great use of a 1960’s South East Trains carriage. Designed and handpainted by the very fine Studio Myerscough.

Dover Street Market Revamp

Some good pictures of the revamp of Dover Street Market, found at Urban Junkies Dover Street Market’s Interior Revamp

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.

Hedge retail anyone?

As oil hits $145 a barrel on it’s never ending upward trend, a new kind of ecommerce appears, Hedge Retail. Buy your produce online, probably using credit, and then use what you’ve bought over whatever period of time suits you. The first one of these I’ve noticed (and I’d like to see if there’s any more) is, a US site where you can buy ‘tomorrow’s gas at today’s prices’. An interesting concept that could work across a great many commodity and product areas. Next step will be a trading site where you can sell your stuff at marked up prices. We’re all designers, we’re all marketers, we’re all retailers. Just depends how good you are.

The mobile supermarket

As in pay with your mobile rather than a mobile supermarket. This store in Germany points the way to the future of buying by mobile although it could be a bit long winded if you were really filling your trolley up to stand and scan barcodes high above you.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Supermarket of the future