Thursday, 28 March 2013

Paperchase Is Back On Buchanen!

I last reported on Paperchase visual merchandising back for their Christmas windows in 2009 and spoke about how I loved the colour blocking and use of large neon stars to emphasise the starry backdrop. Well after an absence since the Borders concession closed Paperchase is back in Glasgow on Buchanen Street along with the trademark neon shapes! This time the neon is in the form of circles - very cool in the evening and they really make the store stand out.

Cute! Hoppy Easter everyone!

Room For Improvement

Here are a couple of windows that are fun but could be done a little better...

This Lakeland window doesn't sit right with me as my eye doesn't flow well over it. They're trying to promote their Cake Pops and I think the back drop image is strong but gets disrupted by the plinths and yellow house outline - a bit of rearrangement would help.

This Oasis window is great, I just think it needs a backdrop - maybe a landscape outlined in black.

These windows come from the Greyfriars Art Shop in Edinburgh. Their windows always interest me as they change regularly and have a handmade feel which sits well with the nature of the shop. I spend a while looking at them as they're always full but sometimes I think it's a bit too much. A bit of streamlining and repetition would help this.

M + S Continues To Impress

Following on from my Manchester post - this is an image of the ladies fashion department from the Marks and Spencers in Newcastle Metro Centre. I love the futuristic lit up catwalk and mesh border and the mannequins with strong stances.

Made In Manchester

Here are a few recent snaps from Manchester. Starting with Harvey Nichols and their exciting arcade game windows and bright character mannequins - love it! A sense of movement and cartoon fun.

The Marks and Spencers in Manchester has really upped it's game. I love the simplicity of the illuminated logo with the casual stance of the mannequins.

This window has an advertising screen for all of the M + S products - I think this will become more and more common in the windows of high street retailers.

I also like the simplicity of these fellow windows with a bold choice of colour on the back walls, the futuristic design of the aluminium clothes rails and the placement of the mannequins giving the window depth.

The children's department was fantastic with brilliant mannequins either jumping or standing with attitude creating a fun, interesting environment which kids will love!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Thank You!

I've just noticed that I have nearly 100 followers and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all! It's great to know that there's so many other people who have a passion for VMing!

Bulbs Sprout At Habitat

Spring is on its way at the Tottenham Court Road Habitat. They've created a fresh look with bags of sprouting spring bulbs and turf laid on the floor but it's the hanging bed sheets (and socks!) as the backdrop which I'm most fond of...