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Top 100 Retail Trends of 2015

From Virtual Drug Stores to Automated Footwear Displays

— January 31, 2016 — Business
The top 2015 retail trends reveal that new technology is dramatically changing the in-store shopping experience. With more consumers turning to online shopping, brands have looked for new ways to keep customers coming back to their physical locations.

One of the primary reasons that consumers turn to online shopping is convenience. In order to provide the same level of convenience in stores, brand have turned to new technology. For some stores, this means outfitting their dressing rooms with interactive mirrors and intercoms systems that make it easier to ask for different garments. For others, this involves creating apps that make it easier to locate certain products.

In addition to making shopping more convenient, the top 2015 retail trends also reveals that stores are looking for new ways to convey their brand identity. This largely means creating an interactive experience for shoppers that goes beyond a conventional retail display. This can include everything from product workshops to social media-integrated games.

For more information about how new technology is changing the face of retail, turn to Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Additive Manufacturing Shops
Additive Manufacturing Shops
Aylesbury's 3D Print World Stocks Printer Kits and Hosts Workshops
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99
Live Streamed Razor Unveilings
Live Streamed Razor Unveilings
Gillette Introduces Avengers Razors Online & Offline Simultaneously
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98
VIP Shopping Experiences
VIP Shopping Experiences
Ralph Lauren Milan Opens a Shop That is Exclusive to Loyal Customers
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97
Skin-Matching Clothing Sites
Skin-Matching Clothing Sites
Nudevotion Helps Find the Perfect Nude Apparel for Every Skin Tone
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96
Plastic Payment Promotions
Plastic Payment Promotions
Shoe Brand MAMUT is Accepting Plastic Bottle Payment for their New Line
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95
Luxurious Menswear Flagships
Luxurious Menswear Flagships
The Joseph Abboud Flagship in NYC is the Designer's First
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94
Serene Shipping Boxes
Serene Shipping Boxes
This Shipping Box Concept Takes Inspiration from the Movement of Cloth
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93
Elegant Concept Stores
Elegant Concept Stores
Bazar Noir is an Eclectic, Well-Curated Concept Shop in Berlin
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92
Farm-Inspired Chocolate Displays
Farm-Inspired Chocolate Displays
Milka Promotes Its Natural Ingredients with a Rustic Brand Design
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91
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Amazon Plans to Launch a New Type of Food Store in California
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90
LCD Ceiling Displays
LCD Ceiling Displays
The Oakley Store Display Features 27 LCD Screens
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89
Contactless Donation Shops
Contactless Donation Shops
This Interactive Display Window Collects Contactless Payment Donations
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88
Surging Retail Displays
Surging Retail Displays
The El Picaporte Storefront Makes a Splash in Valencia
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87
Subscriber Business Books
Subscriber Business Books
John Warrillow's Newest Novel Advocates For a Subscription Service Model
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86
In-Store Boutiques
In-Store Boutiques
John Lewis' In-Store Shop Highlights Noteworthy Products with Pop-Up Displays
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85
High-Tech Retail Hubs
High-Tech Retail Hubs
Harvey Nichols' Newest Retail Store Design Boasts Engaging Details
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84
Gender-Neutral Clothing Stores
Gender-Neutral Clothing Stores
Natalia Manzocco Curates Fashion Perfect for Both Men and Women
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83
Aquatic Couture Displays
Aquatic Couture Displays
This Hermes Window Display Boasts Water-Themed Imagery
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82
3D-Printed Hardware
3D-Printed Hardware
This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
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81
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
SALT's Responsive Ecommerce Site Uses an Aesthetically Pleasing Grid
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80
Interactive Dressing Rooms
Interactive Dressing Rooms
Bloomingdale's Introduces Smart Fitting Rooms with iPad Devices
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79
Eccentric Surfing Ensembles
Eccentric Surfing Ensembles
This 'Surf Suits' Collection for Women is Stylish and Skin-Protecting
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78
Quirky Nostalgic Bakeries
Quirky Nostalgic Bakeries
Bake Shoppe is a New Toronto Bakery with a Playful Attitude
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77
Fixed Gear Bicycle Boutiques
Fixed Gear Bicycle Boutiques
This Shanghai Bicycle Shop Boasts an Industrial-Chic Design
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76
3D Printing Stations
3D Printing Stations
Staples Teams Up with 3D Systems to Offer 3D-Printing In-Store
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75
Virtual Technology Shops
Virtual Technology Shops
Google's Virtual Shop Simulates its Branded Retail Space in London
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74
Shipping Yard Shop Designs
Shipping Yard Shop Designs
The Nendo Backyard Store was Inspired by a Playful Commercial Rear Lot
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73
Virtual Drug Stores
Virtual Drug Stores
Well.Ca's Virtual Shopping Experience Features Scannable Products
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72
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Four Canadian Etsy Sellers Will Be Getting Exposure in Nordstrom
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71
Wine Tasting Strips
Wine Tasting Strips
Beringer Transforms the Wine Tasting Experience in-Store with Flavored Strips
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70
Creative Lettering Shops
Creative Lettering Shops
5 POINTS' Shop Appeals to Creative Millennials with Interactive Stations
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69
Interactive Menswear Stores
Interactive Menswear Stores
The 'Dandy Lab' Creates a Hybrid Shopping Experience for Men
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68
Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Samsung CenterStage Creates Sensory Experiences for Users
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67
Social Shopping Pop-Ups
Social Shopping Pop-Ups
Tanger Outlets Celebrates Its New Location with Fun Pop-Up Stations
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66
Interactive Retail Mirrors
Interactive Retail Mirrors
Samsung's Mirror and Transparent OLED Makes Retail Visually Engaging
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65
Experiental Scent Bars
Experiental Scent Bars
Habitat Pure's Fragrance Bar Provides a Multi-Sensory Experience
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64
Conical Retail Displays
Conical Retail Displays
This Retail Display For Elege is Shaped Like a Toblerone Bar
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63
Americana Retail Shops
Americana Retail Shops
The New Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Storefront in Hamburg is Huge
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62
Revamped Coffee Shops
Revamped Coffee Shops
Modern Coffee Receives an Design Overhaul Courtesy of Arcsine Architecture
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61
Industrial Bookstore Pop-Ups
Industrial Bookstore Pop-Ups
These Sustainable Retail Displays Are Made from Scaffolding
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60
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
This Box Packaging Design for WonderPix Uses Fewer Fasteners
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59
Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Nespresso's Flagship Coffee Store Encourages Tasting and Discovery
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58
Holographic Fishing Technology
Holographic Fishing Technology
The Hunter-Gatherer Lets You Virtually Catch Your Food for Delivery
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57
Ice Cream Displays
Ice Cream Displays
The King's Brand Provides an In-Store Carnival Experience
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56
Unusual Dispenser Charts
Unusual Dispenser Charts
This Infographic Lists Weird Vending Machines Located Internationally
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55
Understated Retail Concepts
Understated Retail Concepts
This Stockholm Retail Design is an Elegant Whiteout Experience
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54
Fishing Shack Beer Displays
Fishing Shack Beer Displays
This Retail Display Plays Up Streetwater Brewing's Beach Branding
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53
Eclectic Menswear Boutiques
Eclectic Menswear Boutiques
This Menswear Retail Hub in Manchester Carries Hard to Find Brands
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52
Multimedia Retail Displays
Multimedia Retail Displays
This Woolworths Shop has In-Store Video Walls and LED Displays
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51
Raw Vegan Restaurant Branding
Raw Vegan Restaurant Branding
This Example of Raw Vegan Branding Hails from Italy
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50
Bold Yogurt Displays
Bold Yogurt Displays
Yoplait Singles Out Natural Ingredients with Strawberry Signage
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49
Surreal Retail Display Museums
Surreal Retail Display Museums
This Hermes Window Display is Made Using a Colorful Paper Medium
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48
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
Old World Delicatessan Interiors
This Helsinki Cafe and Deli Exudes a Rustic, Maritime Charm
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47
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
This 3d Startup is Now Offering Its Products on Sears.com
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46
Shoppable Construction Barriers
Shoppable Construction Barriers
Kate Spade's 'Coming Soon' Wall is an Interactive Retail Platform
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45
Gallery-Style Patisseries
Gallery-Style Patisseries
The À La Folie Pastry Shop Displays its Sweet Treats Like Works of Art
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44
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
The Ardillas United Brand Converted a Doritos Truck to a Mobile Shop
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43
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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42
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
This Imaginative Pop-Up Shop Offers a Number of Convenient Services
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41
Artisanal Culinary Boutiques
Artisanal Culinary Boutiques
This Swiss Specialty Food Store is Brimming with Quality Ingredients
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40
Luminous Retail Windows
Luminous Retail Windows
This Cosmetics Window Display Resembles Glowing Test Tubes
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39
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
This Clever Bookstore Merchandising is Delightfully Detailed
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38
Returnable Shipping Boxes
Returnable Shipping Boxes
The 'There and Back Pack' is a Handy Return Shipping Box
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37
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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36
Nordic-Inspired Flagship Stores
Nordic-Inspired Flagship Stores
The OCE Flagship Boutique in China is Nordic-Inspired Minimalism
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35
Interactive In-Store Displays
Interactive In-Store Displays
Kate Spade Introduces Perch Technology to Better Customer Experience
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34
Urban Development Pop-Ups
Urban Development Pop-Ups
The Okomeya Rice Shop is Aiming to Revitalize This Shopping Street
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33
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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32
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
'JackThreads' is Shifting from Selling Other Brands to Its Own Label
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31
Social Media Vending Machines
Social Media Vending Machines
IHeartRadio's Kiosk Turns Instagram Posts into Free Merchandise
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30
Website-Inspired Stores
Website-Inspired Stores
Web-Enabled Retail Displays Update Constantly with Online Content
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29
Interactive Pet Shops
Interactive Pet Shops
The BlueCollar Working Dog Store Has Space for Products and Play
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28
Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
The Nike Womens London Pop-Up is Revealed Ahead of the 10-KM Race
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27
Automated Footwear Displays
Automated Footwear Displays
This Kid's Shoe Store Features an Interactive Retail Display
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26
Apothecary-Style Beauty Flagships
Apothecary-Style Beauty Flagships
The Delbove Flagship Boutique is a Sprawling Upscale Boutique
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25
Vibrant Pop-Up Vodka Bars
Vibrant Pop-Up Vodka Bars
The Ciroc 'London Riviera' Pop-Up Will Be Open for Five Months
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24
Minimalist Retail Designs
Minimalist Retail Designs
The Legrand Showroom Boasts Both Exhibition and Seminar Spaces
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23
Austere Barber Shop Interiors
Austere Barber Shop Interiors
This Tokyo Barber Shop Boasts a Minimalist Pared Down Interior
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22
Couture VR Experiences
Couture VR Experiences
Dior Eyes is a Branded Virtual Reality Headset for Interacting with Clients
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21
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
Rustic Retail Marketplaces
This Modern Munich Marketplace Recalls the Charm of the Market Hall
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20
Bent Corner Boxes
Bent Corner Boxes
This Retail Shipping Box Design Has Corners That Are Easy to Open
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19
Experiential Retail Booths
Experiential Retail Booths
This Dairy Retail Booth Design is an Escape Within the Grocery Aisle
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18
Artisanal Dairy Displays
Artisanal Dairy Displays
The Fresh St. Farms Store Boasts Rustic Deli and Cheese Counters
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17
No-Wait Coffee Shops
No-Wait Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Line is Eliminated with an Efficient Location in New York City
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16
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
Appliance-Inspired Merchandising
This Yogurt Shelf Display is Made to Resemble a Microwave
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15
Retail Farmer's Markets
Retail Farmer's Markets
Ferme En Ville is a Local Food Market That Recalls a Marketplace Aesthetic
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14
Children's Grocery Stores
Children's Grocery Stores
This Kid's Supermarket in Moscow is Designed for Children
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13
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
Branded Confectionery Kiosks
This Delicious Nutella Pop-Up in Brazil is the First of Its Kind
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12
Market-Style Food Stores
Market-Style Food Stores
The Home Park High Quality Food Store Designs are Separated by Function
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11
Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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10
Mobile Bus Boutiques
Mobile Bus Boutiques
The Kenzo Fashion Bus Offers Designer Style On the Go
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9
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Futuristic Grocer Concepts
Carlo Ratti Associati Imagines the Future of Supermarkets as Digital
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8
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
Eco Bulk Food Kiosks
This New Self-Service Refill System is Housed at London's Planet Organic
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7
Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Benefit Recently Held a 1950s-Inspired Pop-Up Beauty and Cocktail Bar
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6
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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5
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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4
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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3
Rustic Juice Establishments
Rustic Juice Establishments
The Cold Pressery in Mississauga is a Stylish Healthy Lifestyle Bar
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2
Small-Batch Supermarkets
Small-Batch Supermarkets
This Grocery Store Boasts a Herb Wall and a Soda Fountain
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1
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
Authentic Gourmet Grocers
This Specialty Supermarket Boasts Sophisticated Rustic Branding
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