Store Tour: The Conran Shop, London

Regular readers here at Bright.Bazaar will know how I take great inspiration from well executed retail displays and visual merchandising. Well, one store that rarely disappoints with their creativity in this arena is The Conran Shop in London. Led by Betsy Smith, the Visual Team have created a Techno Beach scheme for their summer windows. To be frank, it’s pretty much a Bright.Bazaar dream: bold, preppy hues, graphic stripes, delicate textiles, strung cafe lights and rustic vintage touches. Yes, I pretty much moved myself in. (As you can see above, I was caught in the act!) For me, a retail experience that lets you fully immerse yourself in the product is already half way to getting the customer to the checkout. OK, so with a shopaholic like me it’s perhaps a little easier but I still think this largely rings true. If you find yourself in London, slip on your flip flops and take a wonder through this delightful Techno Beach. Which details stand out for you, folks?
// Photography by Will Taylor & The Conran Shop


  • Reply Kerry August 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I think you have to ask what doesn't catch our eye!? This is incredible, and I would love to take a wander through there. The union jack light is fantastic, but I love all of it. Thanks for sharing Will!

  • Reply Lindsey August 7, 2012 at 1:02 am

    This is the cutest shop EVER! I'm definitely going to add this post to my weekly round-up of links. :)

    Et tu, tutu?

  • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Wow, I want that 1 and the ice cream in my home :)

  • Reply Rachel {little bits of lovely} August 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Oh wow, what a fun concept for a store! Looks like a lot of fun. I'm going to add this to my places to visit when I come to London! xx

  • Reply Tracey Ayton Photography August 7, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Oh that store is so amazing!!!! So colorful. I'm crushing on the linens, the colorful cafe lights and that massive ice cream cone. Fun.

  • Reply Jessie August 7, 2012 at 5:34 am

    How fun and fabulous! Love everything in that store. The striped ceilings and curtains are my most favorite!


  • Reply Elli August 7, 2012 at 6:04 am

    this March i will come to London, and i will visit this shop FOR SURE!!it's awesome!!love the colours love the lights, love the style!!EVERYTHING!great job Will!!
    kisses from thessaloniki!

  • Reply molly August 7, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I love this, it´s great.
    Lovely hugs

  • Reply Fran August 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I love The Conrad Shop and I love all of it in that store.
    A great hug, Will
    Fran (Etxekodeco)

  • Reply Lana {lanalou style} August 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Wow, what a creative and imaginative display! That giant ice cream cone is fabulous!:)

  • Reply Littletree Designs // Rebecca August 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Can I live in the Conran shop? It looks like summer is actually happening in there! x

  • Reply tránsito inicial August 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Fabuloso… una maravilla el espacio.

  • Reply Lauren August 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Lovvvvve this! The colours!

  • Reply Gild and Grace August 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Wow! That looks like my kind of store too Will. Loving all those stripes :)

    Abbey x

  • Reply Beauty Follower August 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Great store, beautiful pictures!

  • Reply Jules August 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing shop with such creative displays. I could move right in to one of those little beach huts. And all that color?! Yes please :) Great post Will! Xoxo

  • Reply Solid Frog August 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Looks really inviting and playfull!
    Have a lovely day :)

  • Reply Lianna August 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Love all the bright colors! I also LOVE the lights and the “1” light. I would love that in my condo!

  • Reply megan soh August 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    the strung lights are my favorite! what a great shop. did you know the US side is closed now? so sad..

  • Reply Tim August 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Loved the store the last time I was in London. So much fun and I love that ceiling and the string lights!! You looked perfectly home here Mr! As for me, you might have just found yourself a roomate!

  • Reply Pink and White August 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I have just discovered your blog and I am already a fan of it. Just like you I also love bright colours. I'll follow your blog and pop in often. Congratulations for your blog that brightens one's mood! Have a nice day!

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland August 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    So fun! Love the happy hues!

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland August 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    love the shop – such happy hues!

  • Reply mikky August 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    What a fun shop! And you look so cute peeking out the doorway! I love the giant icecream cone, think I`d take that home with me.


  • Reply Susan August 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Wow that's some awesome visual display!!

  • Reply Modern Country Lady August 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    the stripey fabrics are a real eye catcher- and a classic.

  • Reply Mat August 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    very elaborate indeed. the big bulbed no.1 stands out for me

  • Reply Renee August 8, 2012 at 2:25 am

    This is an incredible display! So fun and so unique!

  • Reply claudia August 8, 2012 at 2:50 am

    First of all, that photo of you is great! Captures your spirit perfectly. It's hard to pick just one detail, but being the type-aholic I am, I can't help but swoon over the No. 1 (wonder if they have a 2). I'm also completely in love with the cafe string lights in what appear to be fun and bright colors. Too much goodness there!

  • Reply virginia costa August 8, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Great post, Will! The shop looks like you, indeed.
    greeting from Brazil
    Virginia Costa

  • Reply Cupcake Couture August 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    WOW – what a shop! Wish I could go there! Awesome photos. x

  • Reply artfashionfurniture August 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    May I live there please!

  • Reply Heather August 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    What a cool looking shop! I love the neon Union Jack.

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