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Cath Kidston in York

Or an alternative title is ‘Retail is detail’ A few quick snaps from a visit to Cath Kidston in York, really illustrating that consistency through the store creates a great retail experience. Just take a look at some of the detail and love that’s gone into the setting out of the shop. The store entrance, apparently the shop is on the site of a house where Guy Fawkes parents lived! Read more …

Homeware, Retail, Retail design, Windows
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We’re in Retail Focus

This little old blog featured in the May edition of Retail Focus which subscribers can read on line (for free). Well worth subscribing to in particular for their coverage of VM.    Read More …

Retail, Retail design, Windows
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Cielito Querido Café

Very nice Mexican café. So much time and energy has gone into this and a fantastic use of colour and type. Just goes to show you don’t need supersize product images to get your style and flavour across. Spotted at The Dieline  Read More …

F&B, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs

The new Waitrose website

Today Waitrose launched their new website. Overall a more streamlined sophisticated look with more to do on the home page. Gone is the enormous site map in the footer replaced with a neater version. Navigation is cleaner and the ‘value’ bright green is replaced with a more elegant textured brown and olive green. In the details of particular note are the areas on the introductory slideshow Read more …

Ecommerce, Retail design, Supermarkets, Waitrose, Web stuff
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Centre Commercial – Paris

A lovely looking store, Centre Commercial by Veja opened at the end of last year in Paris. The distressed look is to the fore but what makes it stand apart is the excellence of the cross merchandising, beautifully and elegantly done. Also of note is the lighting, little spots on the wall products and an interesting take on neon chandeliers. Originally from Another Face in the Crowd  Read More …

Lighting, Retail, Retail design
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A nice cup of tea and a sit down

Harney & Sons recently opened in SoHo, New York City. A tasting bar, over 250 varieties of tea and a beautiful store, what more could any tea connoisseur want? Originally and more at PSFK  Read More …

Retail, Retail design
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D’Espresso – New York

A nice little coffee shop in New York (on Madison Avenue). The optimum word here being little, at only 420 square feet (39 square metres) the designers have done a great job of tricking the eye into making you believe you’re in a larger space. The back wall becomes the floor with the floor and other walls covered in library book wallpaper. I’m starting to see quite a few smaller shops covering Read more …

F&B, Retail, Retail design, Trends
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Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett opened a new format store back in February in Bury St Edmunds. Eventually we got around to taking a look. Features included an olive oil station and coffee area and a new Good Food to Go identity which is rather at odds with the traditional Holland & Barrett identity as well as further window graphics which are again mismatched with the Good Food To Go identity. Gondolas are Read more …

F&B, Retail, Retail design

New Uniqlo UK

Today Uniqlo launched their new UK ecommerce website. Of particular note is the immensely long home page, scroll all the way down to read a huge amount of information. We’re still getting comments regularly about designing ‘above the fold’ so it’s refreshing to see a client that understands that scrolling is probably easier than clicking through and keeps customers on the home Read more …

Ecommerce, Marketing, Retail, Retail design, Social Media, Twitter
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Louis Vuitton – Bond Street Windows

Lovely windows at Louis Vuitton Bond Street. A simple idea well executed. More pictures on the Coolhunter.  Read More …

Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Windows