Curated Makers Market look to host Manchester’s newest showcase of Independent and Creative Businesses

Retail Focus

Curated Makers hosted their first Curated Makers Market on the 19th and 20th of March, showcasing eleven independent local businesses and their handmade products to the shoppers of Trinity Leeds. The next Curated Makers Market will return on Friday 22nd April until Sunday 24th April.

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Sproutl curates capsule ranges for a new generation of gardeners

Retail Times

New research from Sproutl shows that 71% of people new to gardening say they find the hobby confusing. Retail News Retailer News Sproutl

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London Design Biennale names Het Nieuwe Instituut as curator for 2023

DesignWeek

The London Design Biennale has appointed Dutch national design and architecture museum HNI (Het Nieuwe Instituut) as artistic director for its 2023 edition.

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Curated garden marketplace Sproutl partners with a further five independent garden centres

Retail Times

Today (28 March 2022) Sproutl, the new curated garden marketplace, has announced that it will be partnering with a further five independent garden centres, all much loved in their communities and offering unique product options.

Landscape’s “optimistic” rebrand of COVID testing and vaccine start-up Curative

DesignWeek

San Francisco-based design studio Landscape has rebranded Curative with an ambition to position the U.S Curative was established in 2020 by Fred Turner with the aim of improving sepsis testing. What do you think of Curative’s rebrand?

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Google Cloud powers AI-curated suggestions to serve a better client experience at Richemont

Retail Times

Whether they meet customers online, offline, or in some combination, retailers share a big problem: How can they offer the right choices, when and how the customer wants, without overwhelming (and often losing) the buyer? Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News Richemont

John Lewis opens Christmas Emporiums across 10 stores

Retail Focus

Customers can create a box of personalised crackers for the Christmas table choosing from a selection of Gin &Tonic pairings expertly curated by the tonic experts. Local Gifts from Curated Makers. John Lewis opens one-stop-festive shop Christmas Emporiums across 10 of their stores.

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Retail needs careful curation to thrive, says leading real estate investment firm

Retail Times

From online retail to working from home, the pandemic has accelerated underlying trends in the way we live, shop and work.

Tea?brand?Bird & Blend curate first fully compostable loose tea packaging

Retail Times

Award winning?tea?brand,?Bird brand,?Bird Bird & Blend,?has?launched?the launched?the the world’s?first first fully compostable?loose loose tea bag?packaging,?a packaging,?a a market-leading move for the brand’s sustainability.?. Hot beverages Product Time Tea Bird & Blend

Retail Design Blog for FormRoom

Form Room

Retail Design Blog is a platform curated to show the best of architect, design and visual merchandising. Press

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Pantone’s Colour(s) of 2016

Form Room

Retail Design Blog is a platform curated to show the best of architect, design and visual merchandising. Trend

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Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK.

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LOOKNOW Beijing Flagship Store by Sò Studio

Retail Design Blog

Sò Studio pursued the concept of “Newborn Island” to curate partitions within the interior for the flagship store of LOOKNOW. store design boutique space

The Library by A Work of Substance

Retail Design Blog

As a curated library of vast automotive treasures, it is designed with the intent of strengthening the thread that cultivates. store design lounge

Reimagining Your Retail End Cap Displays: Strategy Tips + Design Ideas

Rose

This “Healthy Eating” end cap tells a curated product story (good-for-you food) while subtly evoking themes that include “farm to table” (the fresh oranges) and “eco-friendliness” (the natural wood materials).

Wine Social by LAB404

Retail Design Blog

Wine Social is a cultural space where you can experience wine in comfort through blind tasting of 5 wines curated. hotels & restaurants bar lounge

Wickes is helping the nation feel house proud with eBay

Retail Times

The brand has curated a range of over 4,000 products to target eBay’s visitors. Home improvement business Wickes has launched its own store on eBay, with its first step into ‘marketplace’. Retail News Retailer News Wickes

3 searchandising strategies for 2022

Inside Retail

It’s the process of curating on-site search results to help your customers discover important products on your website as they’re shopping. Online merchandisers are already putting a lot of effort into content, product visibility, collection curation, and product presentation.

Beauty brand, Mawena, launches with Selfridges on Earth Day

Retail Times

Plant-powered beauty brand, Mawena, will launch into Selfridges on 22nd April as part of the retailers’ Project Earth edit with its curated collection of products, expertly formulated using patented active ingredients.

Perspectives by Ferruccio Laviani for Lea Ceramiche on stage at Milan Design Week

Design Wanted

Lea Ceramiche presented Perspectives, an installation curated by the Italian architect Ferruccio Laviani that came to life inside the Giardino dei Platani of the Humanitarian Society […].

On Our Radar: Chilewich, New York

VMS

Designed by architect and Chilewich (New York) CEO Joseph Sultan, Chilewich’s latest New York showroom features the brand’s full samples and swatch offerings, colorfully curated.

Tower London launches new store on Camden High Street

Retail Focus

With existing locations across London including Brick Lane, Walthamstow, two in Wood Green, and an HQ in Shoreditch, Tower London has become synonymous for stocking a curated edit of heritage footwear brands to represent the tastes of each corner of the city.

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Ten Locks ventures into American whiskey

Retail Times

Ten Locks - the drinks company curating a portfolio of conscious brands - steps into the booming American whiskey sector with its latest partner, Redwood Empire Whiskey.

How To Boost Retail Sales With Suggestive Selling

Retail Doc

You’ve curated a group of brands that make you stand out. You’ve made the big push in upgrading your retail store. You’ve hired better than the other guys, but you still need to do more. Retail Sales Training selling suggestive selling retail

Decathlon UK opens its website to selected new Partners in health and sport

Retail Times

Decathlon UK are delighted to invite new Partners to join its marketplace, bringing together a specially curated selection of brands to help make sport more accessible to the many.

British jeweller Kirstie Le Marque launches in Liberty

Retail Times

A curated edit of 9ct gold, silver and pave diamond signature pieces, including the bestselling Chunky Star pendant and Angel Wing earrings, will be stocked in the Liberty jewellery hall; a milestone moment for the London-based demi-fine jewellery brand.

Ingka Centres unveils new circular economy concept

Retail Times

Circuit is a curated space at Ingka Centres’ meeting place for goods and services related to the circular economy, inspiring visitors to repair, reuse, refurbish and recycle everyday items and reduce waste.

Melbourne-based Marais launching luxury fashion online

Inside Retail

The multi-branded boutique offers a highly curated selection of international luxury designers such as Givenchy, Off—White, Savai, and Alexander McQueen, and operates separate womens- and menswear locations in Melbourne.

Lowe’s Collab with Iris Apfel Celebrates Shared Centennial

VMS

has introduced Lowe’s House of Curators, a series of bespoke decor curations that will launch with a collaboration with iconic designer Iris Apfel, according to a press release. DIY home improvement retailer Lowe’s (Mooresville, N.C.)

Harrods launch fifth standalone H beauty in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The curated product offering, paired with Harrods renowned retail innovation and expert- driven service, creates a beauty wonderland for enthusiasts to discover, and to enhance their inner and outer wellbeing.

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Landsec’s Trinity kick-starts festive period with independent double in Leeds

Retail Times

Landsec has announced the launch of two independent brands at Trinity – local retail pop-up Curated Makers, and luxury sneaker and streetwear specialist Kick Game.

Digital clothing rental platform ROTARO steps into retail with a sustainable pop-up store

Retail Times

ROTARO, the cult label fashion rental service focusing on sustainability, seamless service, curation and community will open their doors this summer to the brand’s first ever rental pop-up store.

Barbican’s Our Time on Earth offers a “radical alternative for sustainable exhibition design”

DesignWeek

The exhibition – a collaboration between guest curators Kate Franklin and Caroline Till and the Barbican’s Luke Kemp – showcases responses to the climate crisis from the perspective of design, art.

FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

Retail Focus

The concept was always to curate a store that was pushing the boundaries of any other in the UK – to be a playground for luxury. The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors

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Amazon 4-star opens in Bluewater

Retail Focus

which offers a curated range of products that are rated 4 stars and above, are top sellers, or are trending on Amazon.co.uk. Curators have selected some of the most popular items from the millions of products available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk.

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Should interior designers be paying attention to the metaverse?

DesignWeek

We curate rooms and pieces to ensure that, when we are in them, they are spaces of comfort. The relationship we have with our homes is a special one. It’s a process that is also driven by utility.

Tessuti to open global flagship at Liverpool One

Retail Focus

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has announced that curated designer retailer, Tessuti, is to upsize at Liverpool ONE. The store will showcase curated ranges from established premium and luxury fashion brands and up-and-coming designers.

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Winning Group launches online concept Andoo

Inside Retail

The website sells a curated range of bedding, furniture, home entertainment and appliances from top international and local labels including Bosch, LG, AH Beard, and Sealy. Australian appliance retailer Winning Group has launched a new furniture and appliances marketplace called Andoo.

Selfridges reopens its doors and invites customers to discover the Joy of experience

Retail Focus

Packed with energy and excitement, each store is set to share the most exciting, unique-to-Selfridges experiences and curated products with its customers. In Selfridges Manchester and Birmingham, Cow Vintage launches with the best curated pre-loved fashion.

Selfridges says, I do

Retail Focus

A newly acquired wedding licence will allow ceremonies to be hosted in the grade II listed building on Oxford Street for a limited time this year, with three curated micro-wedding packages available.

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Gaucho makes its debut in Glasgow with new site, following nation-wide expansion

Retail Times

The site heralds a new era for the restaurant group, as DesignLSM continue with the curation of their evolved design DNA for this iconic brand. Gaucho, the modern Argentinian dining destination, will open its new restaurant in Glasgow next month.

Loupe launches its flagship boutique at centre:mk in Milton Keynes

Retail Focus

Loupe is a carefully curated concept designed to meet the rising demand for immersive, highly personal luxury retail. Clients can also explore a specially curated diamond space, to discover more about the Loupe brand and how our experts handpick the brand’s unique diamond collection.

Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading

Retail Focus

The new store will offer an outstanding garden centre experience for customers, with a comprehensive range of plants and gardening products, as well as carefully curated home, pet and gifting ranges.