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Effective visual merchandising in fashion retailing

Zhu, Li (2009) Effective visual merchandising in fashion retailing. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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This investigation attempts to identify the role of window display in today's arena of fashion retailing and formulate a system of approaches that can be considered useful in designing the image of window display. The literature view provides a review of the aspects of knowledge thought to be related to the subject of window display. The review covers the area of fashion marketing with regard to the history of fashion retailing, fashion marketing promotion mix and store atmospherics. Window display shares similar principles with fashion marketing and promotion mix, but demonstrates uniqueness with regard to its aesthetic and commercial functions. The design tactics of window display need to be adopted to gear to the complexity of the fashion market. Designing store window should not only depend upon the creativity of the designer, marketers and designers need to cooperate to create window displays which can attract attention and encourage consumers' patronage. The 'market in' principles have now penetrated into every aspect of fashion marketing. It becomes essentially important to transform the attributes of consumers' preference into aspects of design in order to make the design outcome effective in influencing consumer behaviour. This investigation shows an initial step in investigating the various aspects of window displays. Five experiments and surveys have been taken to attempt on the approaches which can be used to possibly improve the effectiveness of window display. The emphasis of the experiments and surveys were focused on the perspective in viewing a window display. Finally, the implication of the literature reviews and the research findings, together with the recommendations are valued.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Design (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.507822
Depositing User: Ethos Import
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 11:58
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 11:58
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11290

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