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Top 35 Retail Ideas in October

From Beacon Location Devices to Fantastical Scarf Webshops

— October 27, 2014 — Business
From beacon location devices to fantastical scarf webshops, these October 2014 retail ideas aim to change the way one shops. Thanks to society's technology obsession, popular retailers are creating an immersive experience for their consumers.

This is being achieved with the help of shopping apps or responsive, in-store technologies that help businesses create a personalized experience for the public.

In-store beacon technology helps one locate the product they are in search for and works with an accompanying mobile app to make a shopping experience more personal. In addition to this growing technology, e-retailers are translating the essence of their brand through whimsical visuals and interactive web design. These webshops like marry traditional brand values with modern technology, making them one of the most memorable October 2014 retail ideas.
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Travel Trinket Shops
Travel Trinket Shops
Oromastherapy is a Shop with Carefully Curated Objects from Around the World
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Virtual Furniture Retail
Virtual Furniture Retail
Vizera Labs Uses Augmented Reality to Sell Furniture to Consumers
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Phone-Sized Shopping Ads
Phone-Sized Shopping Ads
Tesco's Mobile App Ad Presents Its App as the Tiniest Store Ever
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Bottomless Pasta Passes
Bottomless Pasta Passes
Olive Garden's All You Can Eat Pasta Pass Will Feed You Through the Fall
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Energy Efficient Lighting Apps
Energy Efficient Lighting Apps
The Light Bulb Finder App and Retail Aid Compares Compatible Bulbs
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Crowdsourced Comic Stores
Crowdsourced Comic Stores
Gods & Monsters Crowdfunding Toy Store Design is Inspired by Movie Sets
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Interactive Fashion Retail
Interactive Fashion Retail
Macy's Latest Announcement Expands of their iBeacon Retail Concept
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Advantageous Inventory Apps
Advantageous Inventory Apps
Shelfie Lets You Take Pictures of Empty Shelves for Store Rewards
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Apparel Retail Beacons
Apparel Retail Beacons
American Eagles is Using 'Shopkick' Beacons In its Stores
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Vintage Toy Stores
Vintage Toy Stores
Toy de Jour is Whimsical and Nostalgic
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Portable POS Systems
Portable POS Systems
This Wireless Cash Register Is Ideal for Rural Areas in Developing Countries
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Feel-Good Retail Mirrors
Feel-Good Retail Mirrors
This Motivational IKEA Mirror Boosts Esteem In-Store
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Fashion-Hunting Platforms
Fashion-Hunting Platforms
The Hunt App Aims to Help Fashion Lovers Find their Desired Pieces
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Industrial Menswear Retailers
Industrial Menswear Retailers
SUIT's Modern Concept Shop is Designed by HAF Studio
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Luxury Credit Memberships
Luxury Credit Memberships
Magnises Credit Card is Designed for Youthful Age Groups
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Retro Toy Stores
Retro Toy Stores
RetroActive Kids is an Indie Shop Specializing in One-of-a-Kind Items
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Projected Design Previews
Projected Design Previews
The Smart Projection Device Helps With Upholstery and Furniture Shopping
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Outdoor Culinary Companies
Outdoor Culinary Companies
Tres Arbolitos Creates an Eating Experience in the Great Outdoors
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Sample Perfume Subscriptions
Sample Perfume Subscriptions
The Scentbird Cosmetic Service Lets You Try Out Popular Scents
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High Speed Clothing Deliveries
High Speed Clothing Deliveries
This Fashion Label is Launching 1 Hour Delivery in San Francisco
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Literal Half-Off Campaigns
Literal Half-Off Campaigns
Yahoo! Japan's Half-Off Discount Halves Products & Prices
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Psychedelic Print Decor
Psychedelic Print Decor
The Eskayel Playland Capsule Collection Boasts Kaleidoscopic Motifs
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Custom Shopping Map Apps
Custom Shopping Map Apps
ParknShop x Beacon Technology is a Useful Shopping App Concept
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Touch-Activated Denim Ads
Touch-Activated Denim Ads
Hiut Denim Co.'s Interactive Shop Window Encourages People to Touch
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Hi-Tech Sandwich Carts
Hi-Tech Sandwich Carts
The Melt's SmartBox is Like an Oven on Wheels to Keep Grilled Cheese Hot
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Lager Vending Machines
Lager Vending Machines
The DraftServ Beverage Vending Machine Lets the Consumers Be the Bartender
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Clothing Makeover Machines
Clothing Makeover Machines
E5's Outfit-O-Mat Gives People on the Street an Instant Makeover
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Wearable Adhesive Beacons
Wearable Adhesive Beacons
The Versatile Estimote Stickers Connect Everyday Objects to Smartphones
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Gourmet Tea Houses
Gourmet Tea Houses
Ippodo Offers Premium Traditional Green Teas to Tea Enthusiasts
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Fantastical Scarf Webshops
Fantastical Scarf Webshops
Hermes' Creative Webshop Design Whimsically Organizes Products
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Imagined Futuristic Groceries
Imagined Futuristic Groceries
The Future Market Guesses What Grocery Stores Will Be Like in 2065
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Furniture Identifying Apps
Furniture Identifying Apps
This App Will Find Decor For You Using Visual Recognition Technology
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Collaborative Creative Storefronts
Collaborative Creative Storefronts
RIBA's Regent Street Shop Windows Project Features Teamwork
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Interactive Floral Walls
Interactive Floral Walls
Gucci's Infinity of Flowers Lets Shoppers Interact with Digital Petals
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