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Selfridges has decked out its iconic Oxford Street store with 25 fairytales.

In pictures: Selfridges unveils fairytale-themed Christmas at Oxford Street flagship

Selfridges has launched its ‘storytelling’ Christmas displays that draw inspiration from fairytales including Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.

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Across the whole of the store there is space, helping to promote the notion that this is a store purveying fashion for which customers can expect to pay.

Store gallery: Topshop, Uniqlo and Los Angeles’ other retail stars

Uniqlo, Converse and others have set up shop in Los Angeles, using unique visual merchandising to stand out in the star-studded city.

Melissa really is gallery as much as store and the way in which the plastic ‘jelly’ shoes, the retailer’s stock in trade, are shown off owes a lot to contemporary art.

Store gallery: Galeria Melissa’s carefully curated Covent Garden store

Galeria Melissa’s newly opened Covent Garden shop elevates the experience of shoe shopping with artistically curated in-store design.

Trader Joe’s, seeks to inject humour into the business of food shopping on Los Angeles’ Vine Street, in the heart of Hollywood, where reference to films and film folk is made at every turn.

Story gallery: Trader Joe’s LA store brings humour to discount retail

Aldi-owned US discount grocer Trader Joe’s seeks to inject humour into the business of food shopping with its Los Angeles’ branch.

The bulk of the mid-shop presentation is on tables and the front left-hand perimeter wall is taken up by food mixers, food processors and liquidisers of the kind that involve parting with substantial amounts of money.

Store gallery: Steamer Trading Cookshop opens at Bluewater

Cookware retailer Steamer Trading Cookshop has opened its first mall store in Bluewater shopping centre. Retail Week pays a visit.

Aldi\'s bakery section is stocked with wicker baskets and a sign stating ‘baked fresh today’.

Store gallery: Are discounters gaining on supermarkets’ store design?

Discounters and supermarkets still have different approaches to store design, but North London stores show that this divide may be shifting.

Timberland has been on Regent Street for some years, but this latest interior iteration, created by consultancy Dalziel & Pow, shows how heritage really is a movable feast.

Store gallery: Timberland’s Regent Street store shows retailer’s heritage

Timberland’s redesigned Regent Street flagship employs cutting-edge store design to remind customers of the brand’s history.

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Comment: There is more than one reason for Homebase’s store closures

There is more than changing consumer habits behind the decision by Homebase, the DIY retailer, to close a tranche of its stores.

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Comment: UK retailers should board the Halloween bandwagon

Halloween is imminent, but the sales potential of this event is still to be realised. Retailers need to jump on this US bandwagon.

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