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Top 50 Retail Trends and Storefront Innovations in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Business
If you want to buy or sell more stuff, then you might be curious about the hottest retail trends and storefront innovations. No doubt many of the concepts on this countdown will find their way to stores near you...

If you are in the wonderful world of retail, you might be interested in our professional trend research and patterns, which have a big retail trend focus. Check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Spending Money on Nothing
Spending Money on Nothing
Virtual Goods Are Strangely Profitable Despite Economy
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46
Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
TerraCycle's National Waste Collection Effort in Big Box Stores
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45
Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Karl Lagerfeld Prefers Bricks over Clicks
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44
One-Shade Stores
One-Shade Stores
Guess What Color the 'Purple Store' Only Carries?
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43
Free Hot Dogs
Free Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Gives Away $1 Million in Wieners to Celebrate Taste Test Victory
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42
Splurge-Worthy Airport Shopping
Splurge-Worthy Airport Shopping
Heathrow's Terminal 5 Rivals Rodeo Drive (UPDATE)
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41
Free Foodvertising
Free Foodvertising
Gratis Grub at Denny's Feeds 2 Million Patient People
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40
Virtual Italian Storefronts
Virtual Italian Storefronts
Moschino Opens First Online Boutique
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39
Propaganda in Retail Marketing
Propaganda in Retail Marketing
Saks Calls on Shepard Fairey to Lead the Charge
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38
Pantone Fashion
Pantone Fashion
Gap Pop-Up Shops Themed Around Pantone Color 'Mimosa'
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37
Invite-Only Jewelry Shops
Invite-Only Jewelry Shops
Scott Kay's Exclusive 'SK66' Flagship Boutique
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36
Taboo Product Partnerships
Taboo Product Partnerships
Marlboro and Georgia Coffee Ask: 40 Cigarettes With Your Coffee Anyone?
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35
Giant Independent Bookstores
Giant Independent Bookstores
Powell'S Color-Coded Rooms and In-Store Maps Defy Big Chains
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34
Incarcerated Logo Defilement
Incarcerated Logo Defilement
Graffiti Artist ‘Zevs' Gets Arrested for Painting
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33
Conveyor Belt Bike Parts
Conveyor Belt Bike Parts
In London, Lixx's Bicycle Mods Are Displayed Like Sushi
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32
Tracking Sustainable Fashion
Tracking Sustainable Fashion
'MADE-BY Track & Trace' Garment Sleuthing System
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31
Interactive Cosmetic Trials
Interactive Cosmetic Trials
EZface Virtual Mirror Lets You Digitally Try on Makeup
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30
High-End Designer Books
High-End Designer Books
'Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion & Architecture' to be Released
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29
Morbid Storefront Displays
Morbid Storefront Displays
Barney's Show Outfits Are to Die For
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28
Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Takashi Murakami Takes On Louis Vuitton's Omotesando Store
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27
Culture-Driven Collaborations
Culture-Driven Collaborations
Magazines and Retail Chains Form Lucrative Partnerships
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26
Fallen Leaf Flats
Fallen Leaf Flats
Nendo Creates Environmental-Inspired Retail Space for Asobio
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25
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Touchscreen Cash Registers Make Upselling a Breeze
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24
Storefront Scarecrows
Storefront Scarecrows
Louis Vuitton Teams with Jeremy Deller for High End Vegetable Garden
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23
Mainstream Stealth Branding
Mainstream Stealth Branding
Companies Like Starbucks Turn to Logoless Anti-Branding Movements
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22
Gas Station Coffee Shops
Gas Station Coffee Shops
Say Sayonara to Stale and Watered-Down Truck-Stop Java
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21
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Microsoft Store Plans Leak From Lippicott
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20
Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Stella McCartney Clearly Digs Inflatable Dinos
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19
Fashionable Clothes For Free
Fashionable Clothes For Free
FreeFashionTees.com Gives Away Sponsored Tees to Young Adults
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18
Fashionably Rustic Stores
Fashionably Rustic Stores
Paul Smith's Parisian Shop Has a Vintage Vibe
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17
Personal Shoe Shoppers
Personal Shoe Shoppers
Get Your Shoes Handpicked For You with ShoeDazzle
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16
Money for Being Mean
Money for Being Mean
'People of Wal-Mart' Adds Cash Contest for Crowdsourced Photos (UPDATE)
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15
Grocery Store Status Bags
Grocery Store Status Bags
Bargain Priced Chanel and LV Bags at Costco in NYC
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14
Couture Prop Shops
Couture Prop Shops
SHOWstudio Lets You Buy Items From Runways & Editorial Shoots
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13
Online Luxury Auction Sites
Online Luxury Auction Sites
BillionaireXchange.com is the Ultra Premium Version of eBay
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12
Free Products On Demand
Free Products On Demand
Boobox Vending Machine Spews Out Free Samples
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11
BBQed Shoes
BBQed Shoes
Adidas Window Display Suggests Eating Old Soles for Dinner
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10
Crowdsourced T-Shirts
Crowdsourced T-Shirts
Teepay Lets You Design and Sell Your Own Tees Online
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9
Blog-Inspired Window Displays
Blog-Inspired Window Displays
Holt Renfrew Exhibits Favorite Bloggers
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8
Aluminum Boutiques
Aluminum Boutiques
Issey Miyake's 'Pleats Please' Shop Uses Car Parts for Interior Conservation
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7
Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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6
Biodegradable Shopping Bags
Biodegradable Shopping Bags
The Eco-Friendly 60 Bag Disintegrates in 60 Days
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5
Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Starbucks 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea Shops May Even Serve Wine
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4
Pop Culture Pop-Up Shops
Pop Culture Pop-Up Shops
DC Comics Pop-Up Shops at Bloomingdale's Celebrate Its 75th
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3
Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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2
Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Independent Designer Goes Mobile in Her Airstream 'Hitch Couture'
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Glamorizing Diverse Body Types
Glamorizing Diverse Body Types
Plus Size Models Galore Appear in Glamour Magazine's October Issue
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