Posts Tagged ‘Store Planning’

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 […]

Great Merchandising at Outdoor Retailer

Via Kelsie Morrow, Merchandising Manager at Horny Toad Clothing If you missed the Outdoor Retail Show this year (or didn’t take any pictures of clever ideas while you were busy buying), here are some highlights from our booth and others. At Horny Toad this Winter we pushed the envelope with a bigger booth, dedicating a […]

Make It Personal

Black Friday has become a very competitive day for buyers to get the best deals.  I know how difficult it can be for a specialty retail store to compete with the malls, chain stores, and online offers that are out there. BUT I believe the advantage specialty retail has are the personal relationships you develop with your […]

Before & After – Freeport Edition

Our Horny Toad store in Freeport, Maine recently remodeled its stairwell. A few years back we created a bucket list of all that we hoped to do to update in the store and this one feels like a great milestone. Originally the stairwell had white railing with white wire mesh. This was impractical because the white […]

Shopping Crunch Time

by Kelsie Morrow, Merchandising Manager for Horny Toad Activewear This year we have a week shorter selling season between Black Friday and Christmas Day than last year.  This means consumers have less time to plan for their holiday needs and may resort to online shopping when in a pinch. Planning for the holiday season now could have […]

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 […]