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Top 40 Retail Trends in February

From Auto Buyer E-Commerce to Personalized 3D Printing Shops

— February 21, 2015 — Business
These February 2015 retail trends range from auto buyer e-commerce sites to 3D printing stations that allow consumers to create a personalized product. As experiential and responsive retail takes off, brands are infusing their retail spaces with modern technology and interactive design elements.

These range from interactive fitting rooms and mirrors along with iPad-equipped changing areas that give consumers access to stock information. These tablet-infused fitting rooms also connecting shoppers with a customer service representative who can help them complete their purchase.

Enhancing a consumer's overall experience, these February 2015 retail trends are not only focused on in-store innovations. As e-commerce grows increasingly popular, platforms like car purchasing websites and augmented reality clothing shops are changing the way consumers experience online shopping.

These platforms mimic an in-store experience in the comfort of one's home and are convenient and wait-free.
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Indie Bookstores Search Tools
Indie Bookstores Search Tools
CityShelf Lets You Browse the Stock of Independent Book Shops in NYC
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39
Underwater Phone Stores
Underwater Phone Stores
This Unique Mobile Store is Situated Underwater in Dubai
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38
Auto Buyer E-Commerce
Auto Buyer E-Commerce
Autohome is China's Leading Car Consumer Website
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37
Hybrid Retail Platforms
Hybrid Retail Platforms
eBay's Retail Associate Platform Aims to Increase Brand Engagement
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36
Local Shopping Kiosks
Local Shopping Kiosks
American Express' Shop Small Helps You Experience Local Treasures
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35
Artistic Temporary Tattoo E-Retailers
Artistic Temporary Tattoo E-Retailers
The Tattly Website Features Customized Faux Body Art
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34
Smartphone-Detecting Location Services
Smartphone-Detecting Location Services
Presence Orb Lets You Know if Retail Stores are Packed
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33
Temporary 12-Hour Stores
Temporary 12-Hour Stores
iZettle's Temporary Store Hosts Small Businesses for Just 12 Hours
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32
Senior Artist Campaigns
Senior Artist Campaigns
Selfridges' Bright Old Things Highlights Artists Over the Age of 40
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31
Retail Beacon Platforms
Retail Beacon Platforms
The GPShopper App & In-Store Beacons Enhance Retail Engagement
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30
Online Jewelry Consultations
Online Jewelry Consultations
Bauble Bar Pairs Its Web Shoppers with a Personal Stylist
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29
Hi-Tech Product Placements
Hi-Tech Product Placements
The Tesco Stores Introduce Image Recognition Technology for Shelves
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28
High-Tech Store Checkouts
High-Tech Store Checkouts
Tesco Introduces State-of-the-Art Machines to Cut Down Queues
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27
Online Farmers' Markets
Online Farmers' Markets
Good Eggs Brings the Freshness & Convenience of Farmers' Markets Online
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26
Pop-Up Floral Shops
Pop-Up Floral Shops
Calvin Klein's NYC Location Hosts a Temporary Shop for Floral Arrangements
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25
Hands-Free Grocery Apps
Hands-Free Grocery Apps
Tesco's Google Glass Grocery App Makes Shopping Easy In-Store & at Home
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24
Digital Customer-Engaging Stores
Digital Customer-Engaging Stores
GameStop Focuses on In-Store Experiences for the Online Shopper
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23
Cannabis Subscription Services
Cannabis Subscription Services
Marvina Offers Beautifully Branded Medical Marijuana Delivery
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22
3D Printing Shops
3D Printing Shops
Copenhagen's 3D Printhuset Makes 3D Printing Accessible to All
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21
Experiential Tech Zones
Experiential Tech Zones
Best Buy Integrates 'The Intel Experience' in Stores Across the Nation
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20
Blind Buying Assistants
Blind Buying Assistants
This Braille Barcode Scanner Helps the Visually Impaired Choose Products
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19
Holistic Beauty Campaigns
Holistic Beauty Campaigns
Harrods's Happy New You Approaches Beauty with Products, Fitness & Food
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18
Customizable Retail Gifts
Customizable Retail Gifts
Shapeways x Target's 3D-Printed Gifts Provide Personalization
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17
Interactive Retail Tables
Interactive Retail Tables
Neiman Marcus Improves Shopper Experience with Integrated Technology
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16
Serene Shipping Boxes
Serene Shipping Boxes
This Shipping Box Concept Takes Inspiration from the Movement of Cloth
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15
Contactless Donation Shops
Contactless Donation Shops
This Interactive Display Window Collects Contactless Payment Donations
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14
Gender-Neutral Clothing Stores
Gender-Neutral Clothing Stores
Natalia Manzocco Curates Fashion Perfect for Both Men and Women
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13
3D-Printed Hardware
3D-Printed Hardware
This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
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12
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
Minimalist Online Surf Shops
SALT's Responsive Ecommerce Site Uses an Aesthetically Pleasing Grid
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11
Interactive Dressing Rooms
Interactive Dressing Rooms
Bloomingdale's Introduces Smart Fitting Rooms with iPad Devices
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10
Fragrant Experiential Pop-Ups
Fragrant Experiential Pop-Ups
Glade's Pop-Up Boutique is Branded as One That 'Sells Feelings'
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9
3D Printing Stations
3D Printing Stations
Staples Teams Up with 3D Systems to Offer 3D-Printing In-Store
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8
Experiental Scent Bars
Experiental Scent Bars
Habitat Pure's Fragrance Bar Provides a Multi-Sensory Experience
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7
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
This Box Packaging Design for WonderPix Uses Fewer Fasteners
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6
Gallery-Style Patisseries
Gallery-Style Patisseries
The À La Folie Pastry Shop Displays its Sweet Treats Like Works of Art
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5
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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4
Returnable Shipping Boxes
Returnable Shipping Boxes
The 'There and Back Pack' is a Handy Return Shipping Box
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3
Interactive In-Store Displays
Interactive In-Store Displays
Kate Spade Introduces Perch Technology to Better Customer Experience
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2
Bent Corner Boxes
Bent Corner Boxes
This Retail Shipping Box Design Has Corners That Are Easy to Open
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1
Envelope Shipping Boxes
Envelope Shipping Boxes
These Printed Box Designs Show Off Maximum Style and Ease of Opening
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