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Paperchase Autumn displays

Paperchase’s flagship store on  Tottenham Court Road was looking rather lovely last week, they have two simple but effective window schemes using butterflies and owls which never seem to go out of fashion in the stationery world.

They had also created a great display as you entered the store showing all the related products from the windows.


Conran – Merchandising standards

I popped into the Conran store the other week on one of my whistle stop visits to London, their merchandising standards are superb, i know i have probably gone on about them before but they are.


These are great examples of how to merchandise a table using blocking, height and story telling. Notice the pricing and graphic blocks neatly tucked into the corner of the table.


Heres another more relaxed example, baking and eating.



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French By Design: Mix | Minimalist Clothing Racks

Love this post by French By Design, great ideas for simple clothing rails that can be used in fashion stores or your own dressing room.

To see more ideas click the link to their blog below

French By Design: Mix | Minimalist Clothing Racks.

Anthropologie – London – Regent St – ideas

To finish off our Anthro ideas week here are the rest of the photos i took with lots of great ideas to get inspiration from.

Oi Polloi – Manchester Mens clothing store

Oi Polloi is a menswear fashion store in Manchester which opened way back in 2002.

Recently moving into a new much bigger space which has given them the chance to expand their range and let their creative juices flow on the interior design of the store.

I love their store design, graphic design, their quirky advertising and the website.

Take a look and if you like what you see have a look at their website or visit their store.

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Visit them at

63 Thomas Street


M4 1LQ

Anthropologie – Pallets make great fixtures

Its amazing what you can do with a few old wooden pallets.

Anthropologie Pallets

Anthropologie Pallets

Anthropologie Pallets

Anthropologie Pallets

Anthropologie Pallets


Selfridges Interiors Christmas windows 2012 Oxford st London

The fresh flower company – East Dulwich – London – Christmas 2012

Love, Love, Love this fabulous florist in East Dulwich.

Why because they have made the store look amazing from outside in.

The exterior displays using up cycled and vintage items drawers you to it, but dosnt detract from the flowers and plants they are selling.

The neon signage in the window stands out against the other stores.

When you go into the store they have used cut tree trunks to create a great focal wall that divides the store from the work area.

East Dulwich Stores Christmas 201206


The Cool Hunter – Haberdash Store, Stockholm – Sweden

Mats Sjöqvist together with brothers Mårten and Olle Eriksson-Mårtens attracted a solid following of well-dressed men to their first menswear boutique, Herrekipering (haberdasher in Swedish), on Kocksgatan 17 in Stockholm’s Södermalm district.

Earlier this year, they expanded the business by opening their second and much bigger store, Haberdash, on Upplandsgatan 50, in the Vasastan area of Stockholm. In the process, they renamed the first shop Haberdash as well.

We love the functional, minimalist interior of the new boutique, completed by Stockholm’s Form Us With Love (FUWL).

The materials and details of the store design speak the same language as the brands represented in the store, the language of timeless style, long-term value, functionality, quality and artisanship.

The underlying goal of all of the displays is to allow the customer to see and examine each item completely. So FUWL created a stylized, minimalist craftsman’s studio, with the items displayed on magnified pegboards, simple workbench-like counters and basic square shelving.

Materials, such as Silestone Quartz, Kährs ash and Tärnsjö Tannery leather are used for displays and surfaces. The “bare-bulb” pendant lighting is FUWL’s own Form for Design House Stockholm.

The esteemed brands sold at Haberdash include the French Armor Lux sailor sweaters made famous by Pablo Picasso, Brooks bicycle saddles and accessories from the UK, and Grundén raingear from Sweden.

FUWL is a multi-discipline design house established in 2005 by fellow students of product design at Småland’s Kalmar University, John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus Palmén. – Tuija Seipell

The Cool Hunter – Haberdash Store, Stockholm – Sweden.

Clementine of Broughty Ferry

With all the news about the decline of the high street and more and more independent stores closing every week, it is so refreshing to discover a fabulous independent green grocer thriving in a small Scottish seaside town.
Born out of the frustration at the lack of a greengrocer on their home town friends Jan and Carole took action and set up their own store a few years ago.
The store has become more than just a greengrocer it’s a community store where people pop in and share their dad to day stories and try out some great new recipes provided via the stores very popular Soup in a bag and now Curry in a bag recipes.

Here are a selection of photos of the store

You’ll find them at
103 Gray Street
Broughty Ferry

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