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Top 85 Retail Trends in 2013

From Subway Car Grocery Stores to Luxury Fashion Delivery Services

— January 3, 2014 — Business
The proliferation of convenience-based services made its mark on 2013. We saw a variety of subscription-based services pop up that offer everything from wine, to science kits and socks delivered straight to your doorstep.

Looking further into retail, we saw tech integrating itself much more into the displays in-store, purchasing process and marketing campaigns, allowing brands to engage and interact even more deeply with their consumers.

The gamification of shopping is also a big theme of 2013, allowing consumers to get deals and make purchasing easy through smartphones and tablets on-the-go.

To dig into the bigger implications that clusters of these ideas have had on the world of retail, take a look at the insights Trend Hunter's Retail Trend Report has to offer.
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Fine Art Online Stores
Fine Art Online Stores
The 'Amazon Art' Shop Sells Paintings Worth Millions of Dollars
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Exclusive Membership Subscriptions
Exclusive Membership Subscriptions
These Subscription Programs Cater to Elite Customer Groups
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81
Exquisitely Basal Boutiques
Exquisitely Basal Boutiques
The Melinda Gloss by Cigue Store Boasts a Focus on Menswear Design
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80
Cheap Emergency Electronics
Cheap Emergency Electronics
The $12 Gongkai Phone Gives Bang for the Buck
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79
Innovation Fufils an Unmet Need
Innovation Fufils an Unmet Need
Innovation Strategy Speaker Jeremy Gutsche on Overcoming Crisis
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78
Passionately Curious Leather Brands
Passionately Curious Leather Brands
The CEO of Danier Leather Shared Insight About Brand Mentality
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Fight the Confidence That You Know Your Customer
Fight the Confidence That You Know Your Customer
Jeremy Gutsche's Customer Service Innovation Tips
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Don't Speak to Your Customers, Speak with Them
Don't Speak to Your Customers, Speak with Them
Customer Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche
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75
Honeyfied Body Butters
Honeyfied Body Butters
The Body Shop Honey Collection is Socially Responsible
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74
Veiled Wave Installations
Veiled Wave Installations
Bloom Skin by WOW Inc Adds Mystique to 'Elttob Tep Issey Miyake' Store
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73
Location-Revealing Stickers
Location-Revealing Stickers
The 'Stick-N-Find' Radar App and Devices are Hugely Useful
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72
Hipster Pop-Up Newsstands
Hipster Pop-Up Newsstands
This Newsstand Pop-Up Business Supports Independent Publications
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71
Chilled Coffee Brewers
Chilled Coffee Brewers
The Cold Bruer is a Sleek, Cold Brew Coffee System
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70
Binary Decision Retail Apps
Binary Decision Retail Apps
The 'A/B' App Lets You Split-Test Purchase Decisions Among Friends
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69
Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
E-Mart's 'Flying Store' Brings its Shop to Consumers
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68
Single Dress Retailers
Single Dress Retailers
The 'One Dress a Day' Platform Will Sell a New Dress Every Day
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67
Luxury Fashion Delivery Services
Luxury Fashion Delivery Services
Net-a-Porter's Fashion Delivery Service Caters to the Hamptons
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66
Eclectic Shopping Concepts
Eclectic Shopping Concepts
The Centre Commercial Incorporates Diverse Products
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65
3D Medieval Series Puzzles
3D Medieval Series Puzzles
This 3D Map of Westeros Puzzle by Think Geek is Perfect for Superfans
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Crowdsourced Virtual Shops
Crowdsourced Virtual Shops
Shop 'Til You Drop at the Recently Launched Trend Hunter Gift Shop
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63
Tofu Stacking Games
Tofu Stacking Games
The 'Manner Tofu Chopstick' Game from Japan is Fun and Frustrating
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62
Social Media Shopping Platforms
Social Media Shopping Platforms
Nathan Hubbard is Looking to Introduce Twitter Shopping
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61
Gamified Payment Apps
Gamified Payment Apps
The LevelUp App Lets You Pay and Gain Store Credits with Experience Points
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60
Digital Styling Sites
Digital Styling Sites
Wishi is a Virtual Styling Site for Fashionistas
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Rapidly Changing Furniture Stores
Rapidly Changing Furniture Stores
Knoll Will Change its Seasonal Products to Fit Annual Themes
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Constantly Seek to Be Unique
Constantly Seek to Be Unique
Product Innovation Keynote Speaker on Creating Outstanding Products
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57
Retrospective Fashion Museums
Retrospective Fashion Museums
The Dior at Harrod's London Opens with a Historical Angle
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Vintage Apparel Resurgence
Vintage Apparel Resurgence
The DKNY Opening Ceremony Pieces Are Taken from the Past
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Extravagant English Perfumeries
Extravagant English Perfumeries
Penhaligon’s by Christopher Jenner Features Opulent Decor
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Vivid Floral Print Campaigns
Vivid Floral Print Campaigns
The H&M Spring 2013 Campaign is a Breath of Fresh Air
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53
Fragmented Fashion Facades
Fragmented Fashion Facades
The Issey Miyake Bao Bao Store Boasts Intergalactic Shop Merchandising
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52
Spin Off Retailers
Spin Off Retailers
The & Other Stories Clothiers Come of H & M
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51
Emblematic Eyewear Boutiques
Emblematic Eyewear Boutiques
The Mykita New York Store Stages Optical Offerings With On-Brand Mini
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50
Consumer Complaint Charts
Consumer Complaint Charts
Debunk These 5 Myths in Order to Provide Better Customer Service
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49
Whimsical Merchandizing Movables
Whimsical Merchandizing Movables
'Table in Wonderland' Brings Imagination to Retail Arrangements
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48
All-In-One Cashier Kits
All-In-One Cashier Kits
This Business in a Box Package by Square is Technologically Efficient
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47
Owl-Inspired Lookbooks
Owl-Inspired Lookbooks
The Agi & Sam x Topman Collection is Quirky and Retro
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Princess-Inspired Makeup
Princess-Inspired Makeup
Sephora's Reigning Beauties Collection Channels Disney Characters
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45
Monochromatic Marble Retailers
Monochromatic Marble Retailers
The New Flagship Saint Laurent Paris Store Pushes Brand Identity
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Hypnotic Ribbon-Lined Retailers
Hypnotic Ribbon-Lined Retailers
The Stuart Weitzman Rome Location was Designed by Fabio Novembre
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43
Retail Warehouse Photography
Retail Warehouse Photography
Amazon Unpacked Reveals the Retailers Behind the Scenes
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Treehouse Pop-Up Shops
Treehouse Pop-Up Shops
Duncan Shotton's ‘POP-UP A TREE SHOP' Sells Products from Up High
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Surreal Suspension Storefronts
Surreal Suspension Storefronts
The Fred Perry Windows by Studio XAG Toy with Detachable Collars
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40
Summer-Ready Iconic Cookies
Summer-Ready Iconic Cookies
Watermelon Oreos Hit the Shelves for a Limited Time Only
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Symbolic Store Packaging
Symbolic Store Packaging
Upside Branding Uses Geometric Elements to Highlight its Basic Strengths
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38
Smartphone Smell Senders
Smartphone Smell Senders
The 'ChatPerf' Accessory Can Message Scents Between Phones
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37
Revamped Traditional Bike Bells
Revamped Traditional Bike Bells
The ‘Fuuvi Charly Bicycle Bell’ is a Fashionable Cycli
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36
Felt-Clad Designer Stores
Felt-Clad Designer Stores
Viktor & Rolf's Flagship Store is Completely Covered in Felt
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35
Pinboard Web Shops
Pinboard Web Shops
'Amazon Collections' is a Pinterest Look-Alike
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34
Marketing Secrets Infographics
Marketing Secrets Infographics
Infographic Delves into the Depths Consumer Psychology
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33
Dessert-Shaped Cosmetics
Dessert-Shaped Cosmetics
Shades of Chocolate Wrapped in Sweet Design by Etude House
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Augmented Reality Retail
Augmented Reality Retail
The Vuforia App Digitizes American Apparel Stores
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Exceptional Luxury Timepieces
Exceptional Luxury Timepieces
This $16,000 Black Watch Design Comes with Top-Knotch Service
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30
Talent-Bartering E-Shops
Talent-Bartering E-Shops
The Merit Shop Trades Its Items in Exchange for Videos of Unique Talents
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Custom-Fit Golfing Footwear
Custom-Fit Golfing Footwear
Pro Golfer Tiger Woods Teams Up with Nike to Design the Nike TW 14
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Bike Culture Fashion Stores
Bike Culture Fashion Stores
Japan's Grungy 'Neighborhood' Store is Perfect for Fashionable Bikers
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Wrinkle-Stretching Masks
Wrinkle-Stretching Masks
This Facewaver Exercise Mask Decreases Lines On Your Face
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Smartphone-Savvy Cycling
Smartphone-Savvy Cycling
The Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit for iPhone5 Ensures All-Weather Visibility
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Upcycled Cycling Clutches
Upcycled Cycling Clutches
The Top Tube Bike Frame Bag is Convenient On-the-Go Storage
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Festive Retail Display Promos
Festive Retail Display Promos
The Le Chateau Windows Will Be Getting a Social Media Reveal
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Interactive High-Tech Mannequins
Interactive High-Tech Mannequins
teamLabHanger Created Virtual Mannequins That are Hanger-Signaled
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Ecommerce Site Statistics
Ecommerce Site Statistics
An Online Shop Design Layout Can Impact How Much Consumers Spend
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Cross-Culture Beauty Boutiques
Cross-Culture Beauty Boutiques
Jealousy Beauty Delivers Asian Remedies to North America
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Bedazzled Billboard Advertising
Bedazzled Billboard Advertising
The Sparklemasters Sequinned Billboards Grab Attention
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Construction Site Retail Displays
Construction Site Retail Displays
The Linda Farrow BOFFO Shop Exercises an Industrial Arrangement
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Key-Locating Accessories
Key-Locating Accessories
The Remote Key Finder Tracks Down Lost Items
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Custom Denim Shops
Custom Denim Shops
Build-Your-Own Jean Collection with the G-Star Raw Atelier
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Yeti Storybook Window Displays
Yeti Storybook Window Displays
The Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window is an Interactive Experience
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Designer-Curated Subscription Boxes
Designer-Curated Subscription Boxes
This Subscription Box Collects Items Put Together by Designers
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Bicycle-Friendly Café Seating
Bicycle-Friendly Café Seating
Rathaus Café's Patio Seating Does Not Require Chairs
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Fairytale Fantasy Retailers
Fairytale Fantasy Retailers
The Bambini by Denis Kosutic Store Appeals to Children's Imagination
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Illusory Imploding Interiors
Illusory Imploding Interiors
'PuLSaTe' Uses Op-Art Architecture to Create a Captivating Showroom
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Facial Recognition Snack Machines
Facial Recognition Snack Machines
This Facial Recognition Vending Machine Personalizes Purchases
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10
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
BotObjects ProDesk3D Brings Color 3D Printing to Your Living Room
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Cozy Retailer Lifestyle Villages
Cozy Retailer Lifestyle Villages
The Urban Outfitters Village is a Town Built by Retailers
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Aquatic Paper Window Displays
Aquatic Paper Window Displays
Hermès' Paper Window Display Revives the Sunken City of Atlanti
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Life-Sized Dollhouse Installations
Life-Sized Dollhouse Installations
Grand Central Station Hosts a Huge House to Promote Target
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Street Culture Sneaker Shops
Street Culture Sneaker Shops
The Converse San Francisco Store Blends Lifestyle with Apparel
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Subway Car Grocery Stores
Subway Car Grocery Stores
This Subway Grocery Store Lets Commuters Shop While They Travel
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Tech-Surrounded Chairs
Tech-Surrounded Chairs
The Emperor 1510 LX Workstation is a Techie’s Dream
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Interactive Fairy Tale Windows
Interactive Fairy Tale Windows
Galeries Lafayette's Holiday Window Display Retells a Classic Story
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Chic Mobile Boutiques
Chic Mobile Boutiques
The Caravan Shop is a Boutique on Wheels
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Pop-Up Retail Carts
Pop-Up Retail Carts
COS Releases a Minimalist Pop-Up Cart to Showcase its Stylish Clothes
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