Retail Design Collective:
in New York
A.R.E.’s December store design and visual merchandising event
offers 35 showrooms full of design innovation
There will be plenty of options for etail designers and visual mer- chandisers to get their annual infusion of inspiration and new
ideas at A.R.E.’s Retail Design Collective.
The event, December 7-9, continues to add
showrooms and educational opportunities,
with seven new showrooms and a new pre-show trends symposium.
About 1,000 retail designers and visual
merchandisers are expected at this year’s
show, as they come to New York seeking
design inspiration and new ideas to create
excitement in their stores in 2012.
Retail Design Collective’s showroom
format provides an opportunity for retailers to view product lines in depth, while
also gaining inspiration from the innovative displays. Products on display this year
include mannequins, seasonal decor, store
fixtures, interactive technology, signage/
graphics, flooring, materials, and more.
The annual December market week
has become a must-attend event, as it
offers the largest collection of store design
showrooms in the world. Although the
participating showrooms are scattered
throughout Manhattan, show headquarters are located at 7W New York. The retail
showroom building at 7 W. 34th St. will
host registration, conference sessions, and
a number of permanent and temporary
New this year is a pre-show trends symposium, sponsored by Material ConneXion,
Pantone, and Stylus. Daily conference sessions, presented by the show’s media partners, will focus on store design and visual
merchandising trends. Topping off the
show’s opening day will be the PAVE Gala,
which has become the industry’s must-attend networking and fundraising event.
The Gala dinner and awards event benefits
retail design students.
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View the Showroom Guide online at
Facebook RDCollective (Retail Design Collective)
Retail Design Collective headquarters
(registration, conference sessions, and
several participating showrooms):
7W New York, the showroom building
conveniently located at 7 W. 34th St.
See the list on the facing page
for showroom locations, or view
the showroom map online at
Retail Design Collective
Dec. 7 – 9, 2011
7W New York
7 West 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(7W New York lobby)
8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Individual showroom hours
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.