As a fellow primate of the familyhominidae, I too am overwhelmed by Jean choices in Apparel Retail. Boot or Straight Cut, Fitted or Loose Fit, Low-Rise or High-Waisted, deep Indigo Blue or Stone Wash. Lucky my wife makes all fashion choices, leaving me to think my other monkey thoughts. Shave the fur off this guy and you would get a reasonable interpretation of me. Click through the gallery of image views and contemplate for yourself. Is this in-store propping or true sculptural art? It is an attention compeller in any event. See more monkey business in retail below.
An bust of Roman Patrician in trendy yellow-green oversees and draws attention to the Denim Jean Display. Indigo and other dark colors might not call out to you, but you can’t miss a Roman General in formal military breastplate. The display is signed for the “7 For All Mankind” brand, but I think the statuary is the retailer’s visual merchandising prop.
If standard S-Hooks keep walking away from your display, maybe you need more of a closed concept Security S-Hook like these employed by Levis®. Once on the display, these S-Hooks can’t be pilfered, through suspended merchandise is easily changed. CLICK the thumbnail for a broader in-use view.
These short-frontwire Saddle Mount Hooks and over-the-top bridge seemed destined and designed for this one purpose. To display Jeans hanging by their belt loop. Longer-armed Saddle Mount Faceouts could accommodate jeans or other clothing on hangers but none were glimpsed nearby.
If you thought Wrangler or Levis were the original Jean companies, Arizona Jeans would seemingly beg to differ with you. Here their in-store branding says THEY are the original. The backdrop plays on wood textures and desert colors to reinforce an Arizonian feel. Moving beyond original and traditional, check out the trendy bright blue jeans at bottom right. CLICK the thumbnail to inspect the JCPenney’s branding closer
Lucky Brand Jeans® rides the irresistibility of women’s high heels to cross sell to their Jeans. Given the popularity of both, the pairing is natural and mutually supporting. Though Jeans are casual, the right shoe kicks the whole wardrobe up a notch or two or three. Even a dumb guy like me knows that. Follow the outfitting thread immediately below for commentary on the color-coded shoe size label commentary. Seen at TJMaxx®.
If you shop clothing with flashing and public exposure in mind, this fly-focused Bar Hook visual merchandising might turn the trick and motivate purchase. I like the worn, homespun, casual appeal though not so confident when it comes to my own exposure in public. Still one can admire those confident enough to consider, and the Visual Merchandisers willing to reach out to them. CLICK the thumbnail for broader view and greater selection. Sorry, the Bar Mount Hooks used were not visible. Scroll down for Sexist and Jeans in Bondage topical threads.
Ropes suspended from the ceiling allow display of a host of cutoffs via ties to each short’s belt loops. A curtain of choices is presented with minimal hardware requirements. All that is required is some rope and a ladder to erect the display. CLICK through the gallery for a closer look at shopper merchandise choices.
Tough piano wire and threaded couplings create a large-looped tether for hanging signs. I’d bet my life on the tethers not failing, but what about sign pull-through? For signboard and cardboard you might consider Grometted holes. This application? The sign substrate was plastic, so tear-through not a threat. Wow. Somebody planned on using this signage for a while. CLICK the thumbnail for details. See that the store defines this single subject as a “Menu” in the fine print. Maybe the rack is more assorted than the sign.
No, I can’t imagine the use of Muffler U-Clamps is to appeal to a Moterhead demographic. I suspect it is to keep the sample jean cuts and colors in place and on the rod above. No fear of an accident dislodge or persistent customer pulling down. Want a touchy-feely experience? Check the shelf stock below for your size. A good way to secure the display, if you down’t mind the need to tighten two nuts on each U-Clamp with a wrench. CLICK the thumbnail for the final look.
Metal Equipment Cases give a rough-and-ready Roadie feel to jeans and apparel. Many times I have seen vintage suitcases and valises as retail props. Equipment cases is a more contemporary interpretation. CLICK the thumbnail for the Road Ready® branding, as well as a superfluous (as far as I could tell) Se-Kure® Coat Cable Lock. I thought it part of the Case, but it was freestanding.
Those are the words that came to mind upon turning a corner and taking in this wall of vivid shelving … “Orange” and “Crate.” But I mean it in a very complimentary fashion. I appreciate its flexibility and functionality, and in orange it makes a design statement. I’d even love to have it in my walk-in closet at home … in orange nonetheless.
SEARCH <oh, I don’t know what> … to pursue a thread like this. I have an “Orange Fixtures” Index Page but “Crate” take is lacking and inappropriate. Still there is always room under the “Retail Humor” Index. And the post might make an interesting counterpoint to the “Jeans in Bondage” Index posts. What SEARCH term does it inspire in you?
Visual Merchandising budgets are always slim. So store staff must be as creative as possible with as little as possible. And one suspects there is an oral tradition of passing knowledge to succeeding generations. With little else to work with this display seems an annual event at this retailer. CLICK the thumbnail for a tighter shot, and then scroll down for more Jeans in Retail Bondage posts.
The big advantage to these Spring Clamps in retail display is that they are multifunctional and completely portable. For casual items that aren’t degraded by an impromptu industrial look, they allow quick, informal merchandising. Here black Spring Clamp handles and a fully-chromed cross shape elevated the arrangement to a higher industrial plane. CLICK the thumbnail for an alternate view. Scroll down for other Clamp and Jeans in Bondage Display Ideas.
The striped cinch helps organize and group the offering, plus adds brilliant color to a stack of bed-rolled Polo Ralph Lauren® Blue Denin. Plus this could be inspitration for a “Three-Fer” upgrade to “Two-Fer” sales propositions. Minimally it falls in step with Polo® saddle cinching as a brand tie-in.
Retail creatives have a way with fabric. These cuffed and knotted Jeans therefore catch the eye, even if one has a tough time determining exactly what is for sale. Still they have visually merchandised this out-of-the-way space far better than I. CLICK the thumbnail for a more direct closeup view that details hooks seen at one specific retail chain used variously. Scroll down for related S-Hook and Jeans in Bondage fixture threads here on Fixtures Close Up.
An interesting apparel application for a Bar Merchandising System or simple Hanger Rod. Jeans are hung over the top in a cascade. Crudely cuffing all adds informal appeal, texture and dimensionality to the display. In this case the Bar Merchandising System as fixture is the the backstory. The true news is the creative use. With Jeans as popular as they are, interesting ways to display them are to be applauded.