Worth Reading; In-store Trends

Informative article, lots of good tips on retail store trends Walgreens’ new flagship store in Chicago includes everything from made-to-order smoothies to sushi and juice bars to a fully stocked humidor.  The health & beauty retailer also makes it clear that it can relate with the local market.  It uses its most visible wall space in the store (below the … Read More

Space Saving Corner Case

Ever wonder what to do in a corner? When two wall systems meet in a corner there is always an empty space, determined by the depth of hanging or shelving. I’ve seen many solutions to this quandary, fake trees, folding screens, etageres all can solve the problem, but this can really but that space to use. M. Fried has the answer. M … Read More

The Drama of Display

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CGEsf01XzTk I think by now that most of my readers realize that I must have been a Display Man in a previous life. My obsession with display from the 40′s is apparent. Since I recently purchased the ability to post videos directly on my blog get ready for less of me expounding and more video. I adore the influence that thesurrealists exerted on display in the … Read More

Vintage Windows

To know where we are going it’s important to see where we  been. I need a break from the Holiday madness. Here’s a little inspiration from the past. Hit the Link         https://picasaweb.google.com/110585336863782076355/60SFashionDisplay?authkey=Gv1sRgCOjnya3A7oaiwgE#

Loewe Leather…Delightful Presentation

There is nothing I enjoy more than a well executed, amusing light-hearted holiday effort. Loewe, the Spanish leather goods produced a winner. Gift boxes, any V.M. who has been around the block a few times knows when there is no budget boxes are always an easy way out of the dilemma. Budget is not the issue here, but the presentation … Read More

Recovery is Up to You

We all know whats going on, but that doesn’t make it any easier to take. These stats are sobering to say the least. the bright side is that my loyal clients are still around. The simple fact that they are my clients is the fact that they rely on my services and believe that it does make a difference to employ … Read More

Inappropriate Signage

Looks like I’ve stumbled on to a theme,I really like bad signage, it’s one of my guilty pleasures. There is an endless supply, hoisted by desperate retailers. Ironically the very thing they intended to create with the sign,causes more of the same to occur. Heres an example, shoplifting now becomes a challenge that I’m sure a few will try, it’s … Read More