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Spruce up your boutique with vintage touches

Spruce up your boutique with vintage touches

Make new trends, but keep the bold. Vintage styles give new life to fashion favorites throughout the ages and offer a unique way to reinvent your boutique with inspiration from classic designs. Look to one of these decades or any time period of your choosing to go from tried to trendy:

You don’t have to be a flapper to take advantage of this decade’s fun yet feminine touches and give your boutique that vintage glamor appeal. Take inspiration from the elegant details of the ’20s, such as long, flowing garments and swirling patterns, and look for store displays that mirror those shapes and forms. Subtle accents, like jewelry stands and store racks that feature loose spiral designs can add little instances of luxury that will draw customers’ attention to your merchandise. No 1920s look was complete without a bit of glitz, so try mixing some shimmer into your display with jewels, metallic accents or light-catching fabrics.

In the ’50s, bodice-style dresses and heart necklines were all the rage. Incorporate these looks into your boutique by considering using jersey form models in lieu of traditional mannequins to showcase clothing, jewelry and even hats that accentuate the shapes. Want to go one step further? Choose patterned covers for the jersey forms that imitate playful fashion of the 1950s, such as stripes, polka dots or colorful swirling designs.

Fashion in the ’70s was boho chic, and your boutique can be too. Choose mannequins in bold colors like orange and teal, and break out of a monochromatic scheme by adding the occasional animal-print detail. Look to 1970s furniture for inspiration in your display tables as well, and select pieces with sharp, angular lines with wooden features and white details. To add both depth and dimension to your boutique, consider a full-length mirror.