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70 Credit Crunch Retail Promotions

Clever Store Promotions for Black Friday 2009

— November 24, 2009 — Business
In 2009, Black Friday retailers will attempt to woo budget-crunched holiday shoppers into brick-and-mortar stores like never before. We’ve seen a number of innovative approaches in advance of Black Friday 2009, and we’ve selected the smartest ones for this slideshow. There are a few major themes within this cluster, namely fun, technology and collaboration.

With the world economy as it is, much of the news would rather focus on gloom than fun. Retail stores are stepping up to fill the void for Black Friday 2009 with innovative in-store promotions and interior design to let consumers know where they can escape troubling headlines in favor of some good old fashioned fun. Microsoft store employees created a stir last week when they started doing the Electric Slide en masse, and Disney has announced their intent to rebrand a Times Square retail store as an experience-driven ‘Imagination Park.’

Our tech-driven lifestyles have also had a major impact on the retail shopping scene. Intel’s point-of-sale kiosks let in-store shoppers check their goods out solo, while brick-and-mortar stores from online entities Microsoft and eBay have shown that this transition from virtual shopping translates with consumers. Black Friday 2009 will be a major test to see if this online-to-real-world retail movement is sustainable.

We’ve also seen an increased focus on collaboration within the retail sphere, one that will only continue for Black Friday 2009. Retailers that focus on selling a lifestyle rather than mere goods—as Urban Outfitters does with its Nylon Magazine-branded products—help struggling brands gain a foothold in the market. Other brands focus on collaborations to help woo new devotees, while WePC.com solicits feedback on its Asus PCs from actual consumers, implementing top-voted ideas and designs into retail products.

Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, the post above was written as a part of a sponsored series courtesy of Asus and WePC. We hope you enjoy this post and encourage you to support our sponsors by participating in their promotions.
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Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Eagled-Eyed Bargain Hunters Flock to the Unclaimed Baggage Center
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Credit Crunch Co-Branding
Credit Crunch Co-Branding
Joint Ventures Gain Popularity As The Recession Worsens
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Carbon Neutral Urban Retail
Carbon Neutral Urban Retail
Timberland Opens Super-Green Store in NYC
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Fitting Room for Cars
Fitting Room for Cars
Does This Car Make My Ass Look Big?
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Obama Storefronts
Obama Storefronts
Election-Inspired Window Dressings
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Spontaneous Employee Dances
Spontaneous Employee Dances
This Electric Slide at Microsoft Store Video Makes Me Glad I Buy Apple
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Recyclable Retail
Recyclable Retail
'NoStore' Offers Artisans Retail Space for Just One Week
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Online Stores Offline
Online Stores Offline
Is @Cosme Cosmetics E-Store Pioneering Next Gen Retail?
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Real Life Online Stores
Real Life Online Stores
The eBay Pop-Up Store is a Shift in Web-Based Shopping
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Last-Minute Shopping Sales
Last-Minute Shopping Sales
Super Saturday is Black Friday for Procrastinators
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Pirate Pop-Up Shops
Pirate Pop-Up Shops
A Bathing Ape Launches Swashbuckling NYC Temporary Shop
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One-Shade Stores
One-Shade Stores
Guess What Color the 'Purple Store' Only Carries?
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Stores for Caped Crusaders
Stores for Caped Crusaders
Dave Eggers Opens the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
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Stores Made of Scissors
Stores Made of Scissors
Cutting-Edge 'Emporio Mall' in New Delhi
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Piled Tennis Ball Storefronts
Piled Tennis Ball Storefronts
Hayden-Harnett Spills Balls Through the Walls
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Taped Window Tributes
Taped Window Tributes
NY Buckler Store Celebrates Michael Jackson With Office Supplies
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Blogspired Store Fronts
Blogspired Store Fronts
Holt Renfrew's Displays Butter Up Online Writers
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Invisible Escalators
Invisible Escalators
Nike Harajuku Flagship Store Opens With Artistic Displays
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Luxury Car Laptops
Luxury Car Laptops
Asus Lamborghini Laptop Signals The Rise of Cobranded Designer Laptops
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Stylish Craft Storefronts
Stylish Craft Storefronts
Sew Crafty in Houston is for Upscale DIYers
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Contorted Boutiques
Contorted Boutiques
The 2-B-2 Conceptual Shop Has Suspended Beams & Metal Frames
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New Storefront Ventures
New Storefront Ventures
Microsoft Launched Its First Retail Store in Scottsdale
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Storefront Album Launches
Storefront Album Launches
Agent Provocateur Cuntro Classics
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Artistic Art Shops
Artistic Art Shops
The Gagosian Gallery Retail Shop is as Cool as the Gallery Itself
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Pantone Fashion
Pantone Fashion
Gap Pop-Up Shops Themed Around Pantone Color 'Mimosa'
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Retail Amusement Parks
Retail Amusement Parks
Disney Stores Will be Getting a Funtastic Makeover
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Cyber Speak Store Fronts
Cyber Speak Store Fronts
BCBG Max Azria Uses Texting Lingo In Window Displays
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Radio-Shaped Storefronts
Radio-Shaped Storefronts
Diesel Launches Radical Retail Refurb in London
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American Heritage Boutiques
American Heritage Boutiques
Opening Ceremony Opens 8-Floor Shop in Shibuya
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Social Networking Storefronts
Social Networking Storefronts
Henri Bendell Launches Facebook Page With Live Window Display
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Retail Staff as Models
Retail Staff as Models
Nike Uses Store Owners Instead of Models or Celebrities
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Supersized Suitcases
Supersized Suitcases
Goyard Storefront in London is Consumed by Giant Luggage
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Interactive Storefronts
Interactive Storefronts
Elle MacPherson Intimates NY Fashion Week
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Morbid Storefront Displays
Morbid Storefront Displays
Barney's Show Outfits Are to Die For
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Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Takashi Murakami Takes On Louis Vuitton's Omotesando Store
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Culture-Driven Collaborations
Culture-Driven Collaborations
Magazines and Retail Chains Form Lucrative Partnerships
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Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Touchscreen Cash Registers Make Upselling a Breeze
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Perma-Pop-Up Shops
Perma-Pop-Up Shops
'BrandNew Stores' Creates Fixed Spaces for Temporary Retail
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Storefront Scarecrows
Storefront Scarecrows
Louis Vuitton Teams with Jeremy Deller for High End Vegetable Garden
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Vending Machine Boutiques
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
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Up-Cycled Skate Shops
Up-Cycled Skate Shops
Michael Neumann Architecture Choose Salvage to Create an Authentic Store
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Branded House Parties
Branded House Parties
Interior Design At The Adidas Concept Store in Berlin
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18th Century Sensory Storefronts
18th Century Sensory Storefronts
Hermes ‘Silver Forest' Installation
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Pop-Up T-Shirt Shops
Pop-Up T-Shirt Shops
Baro-Iro Boutique Promos the Shibuya Center-Gai McDonald's
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Splatter-Painted Retail Revivals
Splatter-Painted Retail Revivals
Raf Simons in Tokyo
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Temporary Underground Retail
Temporary Underground Retail
Cool Cats Pop Up Shop Collaboration with Nike and LIVESTRONG
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Solar-Powered Shopping Malls
Solar-Powered Shopping Malls
Japan's Aeon and Oasis 21 Green Architecture
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Interactive Fitting Room
Interactive Fitting Room
MagicMirror
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Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Stella McCartney Clearly Digs Inflatable Dinos
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Psychedelic Retro Drugstores
Psychedelic Retro Drugstores
The Oaza Zdravlja Pharmacy is Inspired by the Healing Process
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In-Store Online Shopping
In-Store Online Shopping
Intel Point-of-Sale Kiosk Skips Sales Personnel But Not Fitting Rooms
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High Fashion Pyramids
High Fashion Pyramids
Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Store Erects Speedy Bags as Art
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Fashionably Rustic Stores
Fashionably Rustic Stores
Paul Smith's Parisian Shop Has a Vintage Vibe
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Peep Shop Window Paintings
Peep Shop Window Paintings
Agent Provocateur Storefront Art by Chris Acheson
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Movie-Inspired Retail Displays
Movie-Inspired Retail Displays
'Where The Wild Things Are' Pop-Up Shop Welcomes You Into the Wild
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Witty Shop Names
Witty Shop Names
50 Puningly Brilliant Names for Real Life Stores
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Virtual Fitting Rooms
Virtual Fitting Rooms
Intellifit Takes The Frustration Out Of Online Shopping
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Spherical Car Showrooms
Spherical Car Showrooms
Manuelle Gautrand Architecture's Store of the Future
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Jenga Retail Spaces
Jenga Retail Spaces
The Stacked Source Flagship Store from HUGE Architecture
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Interactive Aquariums
Interactive Aquariums
Carnival Cruise Lines Storefront Sea Display Lets You Engage With Custom Fis
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Multitasking Retail Spaces
Multitasking Retail Spaces
The Achilles Project is Restaurant, Art Gallery and Boutique
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Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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Concrete Cube Shops
Concrete Cube Shops
Contemporary Furniture Store Volume B in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Floating Staircases
Floating Staircases
Stairs are the Crown Jewel at 5th Ave. Tommy Hilfiger Store
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Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Starbucks 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea Shops May Even Serve Wine
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Pop Culture Pop-Up Shops
Pop Culture Pop-Up Shops
DC Comics Pop-Up Shops at Bloomingdale's Celebrate Its 75th
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Hedonistic Shop Windows
Hedonistic Shop Windows
Selfridges' Visual Merchandising Goes Greco-Roman
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Retail Innovation
Retail Innovation
Clever Ways to Bait People for Black Friday 2008 and Beyond
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Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
La Patisseries De Reves Creates a Unique Shopping Experience
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Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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