Going beyond racks and
spinners when styling
fashion accessories and
S T YLING BY SUZANNE CAMPOS
TEXT BY LESLIE GROVES
Traditional spinners and racks work well with
fashion accessories – especially at the cash
counter. However, staging themed tabletop
displays can result in increased sales.
Accessories are a personal purchase and
grouping them by theme tells the story
of a trend or lifestyle, draws the customer
in and enhances the perceived value of
To reinforce the vintage flavour of this
story we used antique props – empty picture
frames, green coloured glass – and as a
result we hope the customer feels a connection to the style.
When creating your own vignettes, take
your customers to a different time and
place. Tempt them with creatively displayed
ensembles of jewellery and accessories.
Instead of a table, use an antique trunk.
Turn old books into risers. Sprinkle broaches
and bracelets on tiered cake stands and
spill necklaces out of compote dishes.
Be sure to remove unnecessary
packaging and labels to further increase
the perceived value of the accessories.
Jewellery stand, Abbott, 800-263-2955, www.abbottcollection.com;
Chandelier, table and lidded glass jar, Canfloyd, 800-263-3551; Earrings
(behind shoe), Candym Enterprises, 800-263-3551, www.candym.com;
Green vases and gold chain-link bracelet (on tree), Imports Canada,
800-668-4236, www.importscanada.com; Box (forefront), Indaba Trading,
800-746-3222, www.indabatrading.com; Shoe and pearl necklace,
Pottery Lane Imports, 888-577-2448, www.potterylaneimports.com; Scarf
(on chair), gold bangles, turquoise necklaces, gold and silver cuffs
(in glass jar), gold charm bracelets and silver chain-link bracelet (on jewellery
tree), leaf cuff bracelet and blue ring, Zoé Accessories, 514-747-2323,
PHOTOGRAPH BY ANGUS FERGUSSON
In a trend display,
the base and supporting
accents should also
be on theme
A tiered cut-glass chandelier is the
perfect accent for a vintage-themed
jewellery display. Chandelier,
$130 retail, Canfloyd, 800-263-3551,
Ground the display by filling the empty
space under the table with large and
good-looking vessels. Vases, $108 retail
for set of three, Imports Canada,
Use a simple, sleek jewellery displayer
within a themed vignette to keep
the spotlight on the overall grouping.
Jewellery tree, Abbott, 800-263-2955,