A Common Retail Challenge: Keeping Shoes Straight

Just mention the words ‘shoe section’ to the average retail store operator and you may receive an angry look in return—and likely a few mumbled words of frustration as well. Many store owners and operators quickly become frustrated with their shoe section as they find that it is difficult (if not impossible) to keep organized, Read More …

Fresh Off the Boards: Keeping Your Apparel Irresistible

Motivating your shoppers to buy from you is why you are in business. Garments that look fresh and pressed are much more likely to sell faster than those that appear to have been just plucked out of a wrapper. To add sizzle to your sales, these seven simple tips can help you transform your newly-arrived Read More …

Hang It Out with Style

Hangers are more than functional fixtures of your retail operation. They can represent your brand—for better or worse. Displaying a high-quality item on a cheap plastic hanger can erode its value in the eye of the discerning shopper and degrade sales. Conversely, presenting a more ordinary piece of apparel on a high-quality hanger can promote Read More …

Gridwall vs. Slatwall: A Classic Retail Display Debate

Do you use gridwall or slatwall in your retail space? If so, why did you choose one over the other? For many store owners and managers, there wasn’t actually much thought put into this choice. Instead, they simply went with what was available—or what was on sale—when the store was furnished. Using the wrong product Read More …

Dress Up Your Apparel Store with Budget-Friendly Equipment

Starting a new apparel business is often exciting and challenging at the same time. If you are like most startups, you are trying to figure out how to outfit your retail space tastefully and economically. Fixtures and equipment run the gamut of quality and price. You want durability and style, but what do you actually Read More …

How Mannequins Speak to Shoppers

As a retailer, you have mere moments to persuade a person that it is worth his or her time to shop with you. Competition from both brick-and-mortar and internet stores magnifies the importance of conveying an alluring story, and the most effective impact is one that is visually captivating. Mannequins are a palette that present Read More …