Category Archives: Visual Merchandising

This category explores and reports on how major retailers and boutique shops utilize window and floor displays to entice customers.

TRENDS IN STORE MANNEQUINS: News from Paris and London

Returned recently from shopping in London and Paris. If you’ve been joining my webinars on the trends I saw at retail, you know that I do a bit on visual merchandising, display ideas that catch my eye. Something I always … Continue reading

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LET’S GET DOWN TO IT!……….Retail Success, Anyone?????

Imagine my surprise while shopping downtown Chicago this week, to turn the corner and see a line of people waiting to get into a shop…..in Chicago, in winter. Lo and behold, it’s Sprinkles, a chain of cupcake shops that I … Continue reading

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Big Red Hair!

What a fabulous trend! You see more and more models in the magazines with red hair.  And, when in London and Paris this fall, I saw mannequin after mannequin with bright red hair. Not only was the color so striking, but … Continue reading

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SHOPPING IN EUROPE FOR SUMMER—What I Saw In London I loved the Most!

Long Skirts Returning This summer (once it gets hot enough), we’ll see lots of those long printed sun dresses, but newer still will be the longer length separate skirt coming back starting this year and through 2011. Jumbo Plaids Look … Continue reading

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Summer Retail in Paris—The 3 Things I Loved the Most!

Great Summer Bags A wealth to choose from and displayed up front and center. The Barbara Rihl bags for summer were whimsical and charming using fun travel graphics and illustrations. THE bag for summer clearly is the straw market bag … Continue reading

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