Display Inspirations

Working Fixtures

Every gift shop has one or two favorite staple fixtures that can be redone to showcase seasonal displays. Here's how one retailer works her favorite antique side table using basic principles of visual merchandising.Retailer Cynthia... more »

Get ‘Em to Your Store

Before hosting her event, retailer Patti Harbin of In-Courage in San Antonio, TX, used promotional materials from Lolita to create this gorgeous invite. Because she was strapped for time, she distributed the invitations at local... more »

Deck the Halls

Cups and mugs do double duty here as ornaments! When your entire store is getting decked up for the holidays, why ignore the dishes? This interesting holiday display for tabletop allows mugs to be strung... more »

Translating Sustainable Practice to Sustainable Design

When Michael Bodziner was first assigned to redesign the McEvoy ranch's retail store in San Francisco, he thought he had a specific task to accomplish: to capture the essence of the nearly 80 acres of... more »

Message in a Bag

1. The bright red store bags from Lululemon incorporate fun messages that emphasize the store's philosophy of helping customers live healthier, more fun lives. Eye-catching red color and trendy messages make this bag a winner.... more »

Five Steps to Fab!

Patti Harbin is the owner of In-Courage in San Antonio, TX. She also serves on GIFT SHOP's advisory board. Visual merchandiser, Ron Winstead, helps Harbin with her displays. Winstead has had experience doing visual merchandising... more »

Displays with Heart

Get your customers in the mood for buying. Here are some Valentine's Day display ideas they will simply love. more »

Display Inspirations for Winter 2009

You have a set of merchandise that you want to showcase beautifully. How do you go about creating an eye-catching display in a few easy steps? Here's how. Visual merchandiser Donna Kent worked with nautical-themed... more »

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