While there are some shoppers who prefer to get in and out of a store as quickly as possible, many of the top August 2015 retail ideas are designed to appeal to consumers who long to linger and be immersed in an experience.
Experiential retail is being favored in permanent and pop-up shops around the world, including Adidas' RunBase, Nespresso's flagship store in Milan and the CALMA bedding store in South Korea. Some of the most unique experiences include cosmetic brand Benefit's 50s-style beauty salon, the interactive Dandy Lab for men and the newest Ted Baker store in Shoreditch, which is complete with a barber and virtual reality technology.
Temporary retail is still proving to be an extremely effective way for brands to reach new audiences, aided by stations that support a particular product or activity with washrooms, vodka bars, hair salons and skate parks.
Top 50 Retail Ideas in August
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Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
Interactive Menswear Stores
Minimalist Eyewear Boutiques
Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Market-Style Food Stores
From Shopping Assistant Apps to Soothing Bedding Stores
Aug 30, 2015By: Laura McQuarrie -