Last night, Barber retail design work was featured on the first episode of Series 3 of the hit TV show ‘Secret Shopper’ presented by Mary Portas on Channel 4.
When Mary watched secret footage of what went on at a Bridal boutique in Surrey she couldn’t stop laughing, but it wasn’t a laughing matter for the business owners who desperately needed her expertise to help them get back on track.
Mary Portas approached Barber Design to create a new retail design for the store alongside Mary’s own efforts to rebrand the company as ‘Cranleigh Bridal’ and boost sales at the ailing store.
After meeting with the clients, we proposed a new retail environment that elevated the display of the wedding dresses, with a new seating area, spacious changing rooms and an elevated shopfront window.
A series of bespoke showcases was proposed for the centre of the store to display accessories and jewellery.
The colour scheme was kept simple, in grey tones to allow the dresses to stand out, with accents of oak and copper.
Due to time and budget constraints not all of our ideas were used in the show but you can see some of our visuals and ideas here – and you can watch the show here on All 4 to see how Mary got on!