Posts Tagged ‘retailers’

Get Sprung

Our resident merchandizing guru, Kelsie, has Spring on her mind.  It’s still cold, but she’s already spending her weekends camping… and thinking of ways to visually reflect the seasonal change at the Lizard Lounge in Portland, Oregon.  Inspired by the bright hues of the painted succulent pots pictured above, she began her project by coming […]

In Their Element

Looking for tips to spruce up your retail space?  We’re really digging these DIY ideas from Fairbanks specialty retailer In My Element! They re-vamped their front counter with foam board and retro fabric. And they sanded, painted, and sanded their wrapping table again for an antique look. They also used mismatched cabinet handles for bit of […]

Local FryDay

Pack & Paddle – Local Fryday from Jason Cohen on Vimeo. Louisiana specialty retailer Pack & Paddle wanted to celebrate living local.  Local music, local artists, local food, local beer, local shopping.  Enter their event, Local FryDay.  In the words of Pack & Paddle’s owner John Williams:  “It gave our community a chance to meet […]

The Merch Savvy of Landsharks

Landsharks in Saugatuck, Michigan has got merchandizing dialed.  Check out these four great tips they’ve generously shared with us.                 1. At Landsharks all of our 4-ways racks are layered with at least three items. We merchandise our 4-ways based on color stories rather than by brand. This […]

The Power of Manny

When it comes to merchandizing, one should never underestimate the power of the well-utilized mannequin. Here are two examples of Kelsie Morrow’s effective use of mannequins at The Lizard Lounge in Portland, Oregon. Removing distracting items like price tags from your display mannequins makes a huge difference.                 […]

Chalk Art

I was standing in line one morning waiting for my favorite egg sandwich at Ohno Cafe, where there is a list of choices scrawled on a chalkboard – it’s not even a pretty chalkboard and the handwriting is not so great either, but many restaurants in Portland, Maine use this method to let diners know […]