Archive for the ‘Visual Merchandising’ Category

Tips & Tricks for a Big Merchandise Flip

by Ponch and Giuliana at the Toad&Co company store in Freeport, Maine. Wow! Time has flown since the madness of December. After Holiday markdowns and the President’s day sale weekend, we make a big effort to bring full price items back into the spotlight. It might not be spring yet, but milder weather has customers […]

Anthropologie Windows: Inspiration and Education

Anyone in visual merchandising is aware of the lengths to which Anthropologie continues to go to create eye-catching and unique window displays. They are truly works of art that take time and planning to execute. Here is a great video showing the start-to-finish creation of Anthropologie’s Earth Day message window display. Anthropologie: Metamorphosis – The […]

Store Inspiration: Rock/Creek Outfitters

I recently took a trip to see Rock/Creek Outfitters new shop at what is known as The Block in Chattanooga Tennessee. What is The Block? An amazing reuse of an old theater turned urban climbing gym with a massive climbing wall on the outside of the building. Definitely a perfect location for an outdoor store […]

Best Foot Forward

Resident merchandizing guru Kelsie Morrow teams up once again with rockstar retailer Pack Rat Outdoor Center to bring you their combined merchandizing wisdom. Pack Rat sent us these photos of their great summer shoe display. Kelsie’s opinions about what’s going well and where there are opportunities for refinement are below: What they’re doing right *Great visual […]

Merchandizing Trip

This August at the Lizard Lounge in Portland, Oregon, Horny Toad and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance hosted the three winners of their 2012 Merchandizing Intensive Contest.  Entrants were asked to write an essay describing why they would like to develop their expertise as visual merchandisers.  Though there were many strong submissions, the essays of Josh Legg from Rock/Creek, Sarah Merrell […]

Stay Frosty

The Alpine Shop in Burlington, VT is known for being one of the region’s great winter sports outfitters.  We spoke to Julie Duverne Claude, their French window stylist, about several of the displays she’s created in the past year.  This is what she said:   “When I did this window, I was working in hard goods […]