Experience Retail Now
N OVEMB ER 2011
Vol. 142, No. 11
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FROM THE EDITOR VMSD EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD THE GOODS
Tech revolution Two Minute Tour: Singapore Top fast food chains PAVE Gala Lowe’s new tagline Retail Design Collective P-o-p
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Signage and graphics
Window designer ChadMichael Morrisette
F E AT U R E S
A PEAK EXPERIENCE
VMSD compiles some key takeaways from the 2011 International Retail Design Conference. Christian Dior creates a new luxury setting inside its women’s store in New York. Signs of retail’s recovery can be found on the avenue, where brands like Lacoste and Godiva are opening new stores. Finnish knife maker Marttiini employs a new ﬁxturing solution that’s producing sharper sales.
21ST CENTURY FACELIFT
NEW YORK’S FIFTH DIMENSION LOOKING SHARP
Exclusives in November
Barbour opens its largest store to date in London’s Covent Garden
Apple changed the rules for selling consumer electronics. See how today’s retailers are adapting those principles to improve their own environments.
On the cover Christian Dior’s renovated women’s store in New York
IT’S A HIT!
A look at New Era’s rebranding program for 26 Major League Baseball stadiums
is replete with such luxury touches as combed plaster walls, commissioned works of art and stone ﬂooring.
PHOTOGRAPHY: RICHARD CADAN, FAIRFIELD, CONN.
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