Department stores play a hugely important role in global retail. They are often the anchor for entire shopping districts, drawing people onto high streets and into shopping centres in order to browse the wide range of products and in-store experiences on offer. They have been a defining feature of the retail sector for over a… Continue reading How is the Design of Department Store Displays Changing?
Within the world of retail design, context is the art of connecting a brand’s identity, physical presence and narrative into one cohesive entity and then matching that with current customer demands. When executed properly, ‘contextualised’ store design is an ultra-effective way in which retailers can create more targeted in-store experiences for their customers to ensure… Continue reading How Important is Context in Retail Design?
How does colour temperature affect lightboxes and graphic displays? With LED lighting now mainstream in commercial and residential environments, most people know about the effect varying colour temperatures can create. In essence, the colour temperature (measured in degrees Kelvin) is responsible for changing the appearance of the light that is emitted from a diode. LEDs… Continue reading How Does Colour Temperature Affect Lightboxes and Graphic Displays?
The Best Lighting for Exhibition Stands Lighting is one of the most important yet underutilized aspects of exhibition stand design. It can decide how a brand’s presence at an exhibition or event is perceived by visitors and can completely transform the ways in which products are presented. There are many different types of lighting that… Continue reading Lighting Exhibition Spaces
Experiential Retail Design The term “experiential design” is heard a lot in retail…but what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, how can retailers use it to their advantage to provide the shopping experiences that customers have now come to expect? Experiential retail design is defined as being… “…the practice of employing experiential values in… Continue reading Experiential Retail Design
Nike vs. Adidas: A side-by-side comparison of two iconic New York stores Nike and Adidas are two of the biggest, most well-known brands on the planet. They both have an international presence, millions of devoted customers and some of the best, most celebrated retail design concepts around. As part of their arsenals of physical stores,… Continue reading Comparing the New Nike and Adidas Stores in New York
Flagships vs Pop-ups: What store format creates the best customer experience? There are two main types of store formats that are used by retailers all over the world – flagship stores and pop-up stores. This article will look into the defining features of both types and examine which one creates the best shopping experience for… Continue reading Flagships vs Pop Up: What Creates the Best Customer Experience?
How Retail Signage Improves Wayfinding and Customer Flow Signage is one of the most important aspects of retail environments. It is found everywhere in stores of all types and ensures that brands are instantly visible to their target markets and able to present their product ranges in eye-catching yet accessible ways. Within retail, signs can… Continue reading How Can Signage Help Store Layout and Customer Flow?
Shop Layout and Retail Design Ideas There are four main shop layout designs and retail space design techniques that crop up time and time again. These systematic merchandising plans are commonly used by both large and small retailers working to maximise the effectiveness of their product displays, improve customer experience and generate sales. But, what… Continue reading Shop Layout Design and Retail Display Ideas
Retail Concessions A retail concession is a dedicated space within a single-brand store that is used by a non-related but complementary brand. Retail concessions are essentially shops within a shop and serve as an effective way for brands to attract a wider demographic of customers whilst offering engaging, unique in-store experiences. As the popularity of… Continue reading Retail Concessions