Display Inspirations

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 »

Flower Power

Habitat Use with design elements featuring botanical prints, birds, or nests. Nocturne Use with design elements featuring lush fabrics and fur and shimmering surfaces. Whisper Use with design elements featuring seashells and coastal displays, organic... more »

Botanicals: The Bold and the Beautiful

The International Floral and Gift Center at the Dallas Market Center plays host to many permanent botanicals vendors. Check out the displays in market to trigger some ideas you can implement in your store.The classic... more »

Baskets that Work

Gift retailers like you can benefit from creating and selling a wide assortment of gift baskets. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. more »

Bring in Holiday Greens

1. This Hollywood Gems tree is from Jim Marvin's Atlanta showroom. Muted pearls, golds and silver add elegance to the display. Notice how the wall next to the tree is used to display the ornaments... more »

When Opportunity Knocks

It was a really wet spring here in New England. One particularly miserable, wet day had caught me unprepared. I stopped by a local retailer and was relieved to find that she had stocked some... more »

The Long Run

I have always admired the tenacity and passion of small retailers. Take Los Angeles retailer Desiree Galvez for example. Faced with a slowing national economy and the local fallout after a debilitating writers' strike, she... more »

Back Room Basics

Want to bring some order to your store's back room? Here's a layout that can help. A: Employee bulletin board B: Gift wrap desk C: Flexible tiered storage D: Office E: Kitchen (refrigerator, coffee maker, etc. F: Merchandise processing area G: Merchandise... more »

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