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22 Uplifting Retail Concepts

These Retail Examples Create Positive Shopping Experiences

— February 25, 2016 — Art & Design
As many modern retailers have come to realize, shaping positive shopping experiences is more than just about convenience, customer service and providing an expansive product assortment. Today's consumers are looking for more from retail environments in ways that will help them interact with their favorite brands, connect with a community of other like-minded shoppers and feel inspired to grow.

In return, retailers are creating these meaningful experiences by offering more personalization, spaces for community gatherings and displays that inspire and uplift. For instance, Unilever UK's Simple pop-up allowed visitors to pay for items with acts of kindness, while IKEA installed an in-store Motivational Mirror that gave out compliments to shoppers.

Rather than simply serving as a place for consumers to purchase a product that will improve one aspect of their lives, many retailers are now making an effort to touch upon self-improvement in other areas. A great example of this is ETHOS' hybrid fitness studio, which features a diagnostic center and a cafe bar full of nutritious food and drinks that all work in tandem to create an atmosphere that's pleasureful, yet purpose-driven.
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Women-Only Liquor Stores
Women-Only Liquor Stores
East Delhi's Star City Mall Has an Alcohol Store for Women Exclusively
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Personalized Loyalty Keychains
Personalized Loyalty Keychains
Physical Cookie Brings the Web's Best to Brick and Mortar Shopping
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Smile-Activated Cameras
Smile-Activated Cameras
This Interactive Dove Ad Reinforces That Beauty is Amplified with a Smile
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Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
The New Rachel Zoe Brick-and-Mortar is Suitable for Families
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Fitting Room Shops
Fitting Room Shops
Modcloth's Pop-Up 'Fit Shop' Gives People Access to Online-Only Clothing
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Ecommerce Lounge Boutiques
Ecommerce Lounge Boutiques
The Gilt Physical Store will Unveil at the Hudson's Bay Co.
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Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Casamatic Offers Data-Driven Dream Home Offerings
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Contemporary Healing Shops
Contemporary Healing Shops
The HausWitch Store Offers Home Products that Promote Well Being
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Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
MUJI Cafe&Meal is a Retail Cafe that Encourages Shoppers to Unwind
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Female-Focused Athletic Retailers
Female-Focused Athletic Retailers
'Nike Kichijoji' Provides Personalized Services for Women
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Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
This See's Candies Retail Location Features Ample Tech Influences
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Feel-Good Retail Mirrors
Feel-Good Retail Mirrors
This Motivational IKEA Mirror Boosts Esteem In-Store
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Women-Oriented Car Showrooms
Women-Oriented Car Showrooms
James Frizelle's Pop-Up Showroom Entices Women Into Buying Cars
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Retail Technology Lounges
Retail Technology Lounges
This Lenovo Retail Location Encourages Shoppers to Experience Products
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Men-Only Shopping Services
Men-Only Shopping Services
Selfridges' Personal Shopping Service Caters Specifically to Men
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Retailer Community Kitchens
Retailer Community Kitchens
Host a Dinner Party for Your Friends in the IKEA Warsaw Kitchen
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Hybrid Wellness Studios
Hybrid Wellness Studios
ETHOS is a Fitness Boutique That Challenges, Comforts and Nourishes
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Running Experience Retail Concepts
Running Experience Retail Concepts
The adidas RunBase Store in Milan is an Immersive Concept
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Kind Skincare Pop-Ups
Kind Skincare Pop-Ups
London's Simple Skincare Pop-Up Accepts Kindness as Payment
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Crafty Retail Partnerships
Crafty Retail Partnerships
Four Canadian Etsy Sellers Will Be Getting Exposure in Nordstrom
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Personal Fragrance Finder Shops
Personal Fragrance Finder Shops
The Fragrance Lab by Selfridges Perfectly Matches You to a Perfume
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Community Hub Supermarkets
Community Hub Supermarkets
This Award-Winning Whole Foods Austin Location is a Retail Playground
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