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Latest store design & visual merchandising news

Head beneath the staircase and into the deeper reaches of the ground floor and more of the visual humour is apparent. There is something of the handmade feel of an Anthropologie store about what has been done, coupled with a make-do-and-mend aesthetic.

In pictures: White Stuff opens retro flagship in Bluewater

White Stuff has opened a flagship store in Bluewater shopping mall with a retro interior that aims to create a domestic feel.  

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This fledgling store is that at 18,000 sq ft it is much smaller than would normally be expected of a new Primark.

Store gallery: Primark opens second Belgian store in Brussels

Last week Primark opened its second store in Belgium, one with a much higher profile than the first owing to its location in Brussels.

Rotterdam’s Markthal boasts a market-place atmosphere that includes mainstream retail offers, all under one spectacular roof.

Store gallery: Rotterdam’s Markthal is a store design showstopper

Rotterdam’s Markthal boasts a market-place atmosphere that includes mainstream retail offers, all under one spectacular roof.

Passione Vino offers shoppers a Mediterranean-look paint job on the exterior and a florid interior.

Store gallery: Passione Vino injects some colour into wine retailing

Independent wine retailer Passione Vino defies the sector’s in-store design norms, creating a vibrant, Mediterranean atmosphere.

Waitrose has embraced in-store experiences, introducing ‘grazing areas’ in some branches

Store gallery: What’s in store for store design in 2015?

There will be twists and turns along the way for store design in 2015, but the pace of change is certainly expected to quicken.

Fifth Avenue is home to some of the world’s most expensive retail real estate and Henri Bendel is one of its longest-serving retail denizens.

Store gallery: The best international Christmas window displays

Christmas is when department store retailers bring out their big visual merchandising guns – we take look at the best Christmas windows.

The store has large touch screens that allow shoppers to browse the range and buy.

Store gallery: Eastpak’s pop-up uses clever in-store technology and design

Eastpak has opened a London pop-up shop which uses touch screen technology to showcase and sell products including bespoke backpacks.

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Cycle Republic

Comment: Seeking inspiration from the retail market as a whole makes sense

Knowing your competitive backyard is just not good enough. Take a look at what retailers en masse are doing to sell more merchandise.

Localz JLab

Comment: Retail ‘labs’ create the impression of forward movement

Retail has always been adept at purloining words that have little to do with the business of buying and selling, the retail ‘lab’ is a prime example.

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