10 Hot Retail Design Trends
RETAIL TRENDS CHANGING THE WAY WE WILL SHOP. IGNORE THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
1. What's your Story ?
What's your concept about? Luxury? Convenience? Value? Have a story & stick to it.
2. Go for Value
Because of recession, outlet centres and hybrid outlet centres are thriving.
3. Green is the new black
Sustainability is a must. Embrace green in design, construction and operations.
4. The Great Outdoors
Outdoor green space sets a center apart; it enhances the character of a center, provides a setting for outdoor dining and tells your customers they're welcome to spend time there.
5. Buzz Making
Place-making is being replaced by buzz-making. Is there a THERE, there? Do I want to spend time in this place ? Will I have a memorable moment?
6. Location, location, location.
Great retail is well-located, great real estate.
7. Optimise Empty Spaces
Think outside the box about vacant under-utilised space. Reinvent these spaces.
8. Focus on the Experience
We can’t all afford luxury retail, but we all want high-life experience. Give the customer luxurious, unforgettable moments.
9. Mixed Land Use
Shops blend with offices which blend with homes. Mixed zoning is the way forward.
10. Innovative Eating Places
Provide more options to customers for eating. Provide them in the most innovative way possible.