Windows Wear

WindowsWear.com  http://www.windowswear.com/ allows users to digitally shop the latest styles and looks in the windows of the world’s fashion retailers – it’s an engaging, digital representation of all the visual merchandising / window design work going on around the world. WWD says “WindowsWear bridges technology and e-commerce”.

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WindowsWear PRO (http://pro.windowswear.com/) is a subscription service that provides trends, analysis and exclusive access to the world’s fashion windows (covering all the windows of the world’s fashion capitals like NYC, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, L.A., Hong Kong, and growing). Glamour Brazil says it’s “the Google Earth of store windows”.

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WindowsWear’s Fashion Window Walking Tour (http://tours.windowswear.com/) is NYC’s premiere fashion-related tour. It’s an in-depth journey into NYC’s fashion industry, its most famous stores, how they design their windows, and the latest fashions on display. Time Out New York says “WindowsWear took window-shopping to a whole new level”.

Wallpaper Direct

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If your looking for wallpaper to decorate your store or use as a visual feature check out this website which is packed full of great papers from some of the best designers around.

About them

We have been selling wallpaper online since the year 1999 and we carry stock of over 4,000 different wallpaper patterns. Our sample service has approximately 10,000 samples available immediately. The wallpaperdirect team of 40 staff consists of customer service professionals, a sample team and warehouse staff. We despatch hundreds of parcels every week, and in the order of 40,000 samples per month. We are on hand to help you with your queries, so novice or professional you’ve found the right site.

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At Gadsby we have been sourcing, designing, producing and supplying the finest quality wicker, willow and wooden products since 1864. A family business built upon expert knowledge and understanding of our products and markets, we pride ourselves on unrivalled levels of customer service and competitive prices.

Our products include a wide range of wicker hamper baskets, wicker trays, hampers, fitted picnic hampers, retail display stands, log baskets, pet baskets and packaging materials. Our business was founded, and continues to be based upon the principles of high product quality and great customer service, and our products continue to reflect these core values.

Always at the forefront of innovation in our industry our products do not follow, but lead. Wicker baskets and picnic hampers are classic British products, but our product range is continually being developed by our design team. We continue to work proudly with a truly varied base of customers including farm shops, village stores, delis, cafés, coffee shops, supermarkets, and other large retailers.

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Bespoke Products Made-To-Order

page_img_3As a result of our extensive experience with our product type, we are able to offer an unrivalled made-to-order service.

If you are unable to find what you require in our standard range of products we are happy, subject to minimum order quantities, to design and supply products that exactly match your specific demands.

For more details of our made-to-order service, please click here.

 

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Merry Christmas from International Visual

Merry Christmas from International Visual

 

We will be back with more posts in January 2014

Anthropologie UK Christmas windows 2013

From the Field:  Christmas Windows

Anthropologie stores have undergone a magical makeover in time for the festive season with their Christmas window displays now in full swing! Warming shades of scarlet and maroon set the tone for cosy backdrops where glittering party accessories tumble from wooden sleighs and seasonal tabletops are laden with critter candles and piled-high books.

 

Galeries, Lafayette, Paris – Christmas 2013

NOEL-VITRINES-TRAVAIL-DIMANCHETick ??tock tick tock … it’s time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Swatch! The Swiss watch company marks the countdown to Christmas with a 4 metre Christmas tree in the great atrium under the dome. The tree comes to animated life on the hour, revealing the daily goings on of a peaceful village! Little mice and owls come alive with music and Christmas scenes with Lilly the doll or Mr. and Mrs. Wolf.

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Outside, the Christmas windows are decorated with five scenes from the tale of Beauty and the Beast. On the fourth floor, children and their parents have the exclusively privilege of discovering 5 minutes of the new film Beauty and the Beast with Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, which is to released in cinemas on February 12, 2014. Fans take note: Belle will be making some appearances in store…
To recover from all the emotion, make your way to the 8th floor where you will find the Hévin Paul hot chocolate bar. 

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Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2013 – Holidays on ice

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If you’re one to admire our holiday windows each year, you know that we’re not one to celebrate the obvious. David Hoey and our windows team prefer dazzling with the deceptively simple and quiet element of surprise. This year our Fifth Avenue windows imagined a variety of time-honored holidays cast in a frozen landscape. Holidays on Ice, explained Hoey, “give(s) equal billing to a year’s worth of holidays—not only the wintry ones. All of them will be icebound. Even the Fourth of July.” This isn’t the first time Hoey has celebrated classic American holidays; once our 58th street windows dedicated themselves to June’s Flag Day while in years past Fifth Avenue adopts a witchy October splendor.

Introduced Tuesday night via an icy spectacular, Fifth Avenue’s large windows celebrate Arbor Day, the Fourth of July, April Fool’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, while the avenue’s smaller windows continue in theme with Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, New Year’s Eve and Groundhog Day.

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VALENTINE’S DAY — In classic maximalism style, Valentine’s Day is a rosy feast for the eyes. This luminous, cave-like boudoir is a blooming confection of roses, lilies, pastries and bon-bons, jewels and a glistening, icicle-laden chandelier. Frosty cherubs and poodles tend to our Giambattista Valli Couture and Oscar de la Renta-clad mannequin who demurely sits at her ice-carved writing desk. We only can dream of the breathless love letters she pens.

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FASHION IN THE FOURTH OF JULY — Polar patriotic pageantry (with a feather on top). Featuring a full-scale Colonial building facade replica, this frozen scape positions our lady in Rodarte; her dapper soldiers sport Thom Browne New York. This is a parade of patriotism: flags, bunting and pennants fly from above while an icy eagle spreads its wings.

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HALLOWEEN — Spirits are aloft in this glittering, high Gothic masquerade. Behind a Swarovski crystal-flecked spider web, you’ll find a towering haunted mansion glazed in black ice. What ghostly secrets does it hold? This meticulously-crafted château is a replica of the immense Vanderbilt mansion that once marked Fifth Avenue and 58th Street (it once was the largest home in America). Playing with scale and tricks of the eye, a nine-foot mannequin peeks out from the fortress’ top window while smaller mannequins hide in the shadows. Honoring holiday windows’ tradition, evening designer Naeem Khan fashioned a custom onyx plumed gown to dress this long-limbed subject.

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ARBOR DAY — Imagine a split-level forest clearing. The vista and joie de vivre speak a sunny April day, however icicles cling to the ten-foot tree’s bare, porcelain branches. Dressed in Alexander McQueen Resort, our lady casually sits, surrounded by trembling crystal leaves and flowers. You almost can imagine the porcelain fauna (ranging from butterflies to a Komodo dragon) bursting into animated, spontaneous song. Using one of his favorite techniques, Hoey gives us a glance of the icy roots creeping below the joyful, grassy scene.

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APRIL FOOL’S DAY — Each year one of our holiday windows exhibits a favorite visual trick. Last year’s Follies sported a bird’s eye perspective; April Fool’s Day pulled out all of the stops with a less-than-subtle prank: an upside-down garden party. Everything — from the swinging primate and dancing bear topiaries to the ragged rows of icicles — are topsy turvy upside-down. How does our mannequin’s Oscar de la Renta gown defy gravity’s weight? That’s a secret she’ll never tell.

What’s it like to launch from the Fourth Floor and slowly descend upon Fifth Avenue? What really happens behind the scenes of our Holiday Windows? Find out in our 2013 Holiday video.

www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Selfridges Christmas windows 2013 – Destination Christmas

Harrods Christmas windows 2013

Harrods  are delighted to present their world-famous Christmas Windows, revealing this year’s unique, magical and creative theme, The Harrods Christmas Express.

Inspired by the iconic British steam train, each window brings to life one of their departments depicted as a scene from one of the carriages.

They hope their windows fill you with festive spirit, come and jump aboard.

Video by Alex Verner

www.harrods.com

Business Opening Times Signs

In our quest to make shops, cafes, restaurants, any businesses on the high street look better, one of the things we feel gets overlooked are opening times.

Some businesses do a professional job, many don’t even have opening signs, its important to communicate with your customers and to do it in a style that suits your particular business.

Here are lots of great ideas for opening times take a look and get inspired.

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