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Monday
Aug222016

Retail Revival: From High Street to Online

Zara, a successful store in the bricks-and-mortar store in the digital age?

Some (notably me) love the idea of shopping. I often head to Oxford Street with hope in my heart that I’ll find exactly what I am looking for, in the right size, the right colour and the right style. Is that too much to ask? But reality slowly starts to set in as I fight through the crowds, and eventually I leave disappointed as I fail to find that perfect item.

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Friday
Mar182016

Lifestyle Sells, Smart Spaces and Other Lessons from London’s Retail Design Expo

From L-R: Chloe Muir and Kseniya Sharin at this year’s Retail Design Expo. Image © Gensler.

As retail designers, it’s fundamental to take a holistic approach to creating a carefully curated retail experience that embodies cultural trends, consumer behavior and aesthetics. This was a recurring theme of the Retail Design Expo at Kensington Olympia, London, which included an influx of talks, seminars and vendors exhibiting the latest in retail materials and digital components.

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