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Top 25 Retail Ideas in September

From Zero Waste Grocery Stores to Sprawling Accessories Stores

— September 27, 2017 — Business
From zero waste grocery stores to sprawling accessories shops, the September 2017 retail trends reveal that brands are taking very different approaches when it comes to adapting to the changing face of brick-and-mortar shopping.

On the one hand, the September 2017 retail trends highlight a number of minimalist shops that place more emphasis on the products themselves than the shopping experience as a whole. One such example is Ottawa's NU Grocery, which is a zero-waste store that prioritizes sustainability above all else.

On the other hand, a number of retailers have made the effort to add extra services and amenities to their stores in order to differentiate themselves from ecommerce platforms. For instance, Ardene recently opened a large-format concept shop that includes everything from phone charging stations, to a social media photo booth.
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Meticulously Curated Boutiques
Meticulously Curated Boutiques
Trend Hunter Previews the Upcoming Smoke + Ash Trend Safari
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In-Store Concert Spaces
In-Store Concert Spaces
Selfridges' 'Music Matters' Turns the Retail Space Into a Music Venue
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Cliffside Pop-Up Shops
Cliffside Pop-Up Shops
37.5 Technology Set Up Its 'Cliffside Shop' on the Face of a Mountain
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Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Bloomingdales' Glowhaus is a Millennial-Targeted Destination
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Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
The Hinge Milestone Marketplace Celebrates Couples Who Met on the App
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Voice Shopping Services
Voice Shopping Services
Walmart is Set to Offer Voice Shopping in Partnership with Google
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B2B Experience Zones
B2B Experience Zones
Legrand's 'Innoval' Experience Center in Mumbai Showcases its B2B Products
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Archived Lifestyle Stores
Archived Lifestyle Stores
The First 'Arket' Store is Inspired by Historical Archive Houses
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Pop-Up Bikini Bars
Pop-Up Bikini Bars
Pucci's Concept Shop and Changing Room Offers Exclusive Prints
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Experiential Footwear Labs
Experiential Footwear Labs
Timberland's New Retail Concept Shop Has Been Dubbed the 'Tree Lab'
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Package-Disguising Shipping Services
Package-Disguising Shipping Services
'Discreet Drop' Provides Discreet Shipping for Any Package
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Oyster Vending Machines
Oyster Vending Machines
Oyster Farmers Brigitte & Tony Berthelot Opened an Oyster Vending Machine
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Artisan Wedding Shops
Artisan Wedding Shops
Amazon's Online Wedding Shop Features One-of-Kind Items
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Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Four Sigmatic's 'Shroom Room' is the First-Ever Mushroom Coffeehouse
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Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
The Adidas X Concepts Store is Now Open in Boston
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Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Walmart's 'Scan & Go' Helps Consumers Skip the Checkout Line
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Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Uniqlo's Vending Machines Will Soon Be Available in the US
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Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Have Been Stylishly Revamped
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Organic Big Box Eateries
Organic Big Box Eateries
Walmart Has Partnered with Grown Restaurant to Open a New Location
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Sprawling Accessories Stores
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Ardene is Set to Open a Series of Large-Format Stores in Canada
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Retail Vending Machines
Retail Vending Machines
Uniqlo Unveiled its Plans to Roll Out Clothing Vending Machines
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Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Ottawa's 'NU Grocery' Creates Absolutely No Packaging Waste
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Japanese Retailer Food Markets
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
A MUJI Food Market Has Opened in Tokyo Selling Fresh Produce
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Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
'London Terrariums' Store Was Inspired by an Instagram Post
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Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
Shopper-Friendly Retail Stores
This Target Store Design Reimagines the Shopper Experience
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