Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden

Petersham Nurseries brings nature and elegance to the heart of Covent Garden with an unparalleled lifestyle destination that captures the unique spirit and rare beauty of it’s original home in Richmond.

Within an impressive Grade II listed building, sunlight through three Victorian atriums illuminates the treasures inside our emporium. The Shop offers handpicked collections of homeware, furniture and gifts curated by the Petersham family, including one of a kind, hand crafted pieces and exquisite antiques. Staying true to Petersham Nurseries’ origins, the Shop is a green space, abundant with specialist indoor plants and magical floral displays along with artisanal gardening tools. A potting service will prepare and plant window boxes and containers for customers to take away.



Ted Baker – The Residence at John Lewis

For this unique project with John Lewis, presenting the finest in Ted’s home for a glimpse into the inimitable world of Mr Baker.

Designed to showcase the creme de la creme of Ted’s collection – not just his idiosyncratic take on men’s and women’s clothes, but everything from original home fragrances to special stationery to write home about.

From his humble beginnings in Glasgow, the world of Ted Baker now encompasses every part of your home, from beautiful bed linen to distinctive home fragrances, luxury rugs to glamorous beauty, signature stationery to wide spectrum of wonderful gift ideas.

Arket – Now open in Regent Street.

Arket is the newest store to come from the H&M stable, has opened its doors for the first time on London’s Regent Street.

Finding its aesthetic niche somewhere in between the clean cuts of “Cos” and the more insouciant prints and silhouettes of “& Other Stories”, Arket successfully stands apart from its sister brands. The store offers lifestyle, men’s & women’s fashion together with kidswear and a café offering where is the coffee and cakes are delicious.


Calling all Visual Merchandisers to The British Display Society.

Established in 1947 the British Display Society was created to encourage and promote the highest standards of Visual Merchandising design and display throughout commerce, industry and indeed wherever display techniques were utilised. This embraced many different applications – Retail Windows, Point-of-Sale Display, Visual Merchandising and Exhibitions & Museum Displays. Over the years, the Society has constantly maintained its professional standing and adapted to changing times within both education and the retail world it seeks to service and enhance.

Take a look at our website: where you will find details of our membership, VM Gallery, and Training Courses. We invite all professionals within the Visual Merchandising industry to join the society.

You can also follow us on our Facebook Page: The British Display Society.

Here is a selection of photographs ranging from the 1940’s to our current students work as well as photographs of the BDS Directors and Executive Council Members.



High Street Brand – “Reserved” – Now in Oxford Street, London.

It’s possible that you might have already heard of Polish high street brand Reserved.  Maybe you’ve visited one of it’s 450 shops while on holiday in Europe, perhaps in Poland or maybe in Berlin or Prague. Maybe you’ve walked past its huge store where BHS used to be on Oxford Street. But the truth is, whether you’ve heard of Reserved or not, over its London arrival will be hard to avoid.

“We’ve been looking to establish our presence here for years, as part our long-term growth strategy” says Reserved founder Marek Piechocki.

“Reserved has grown consistently and has an established customer base in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. London is iconic, fashion-forward and global – all things I see reflected in Reserved – and so it’s an obvious next step,” he added. “We believe the offering from the newcomer from Poland will drive attention of both Londoners and foreign shoppers at Oxford Street.”


The Christmas Shop at John Lewis.

John Lewis in Oxford Street has launched their Christmas Shop or rather the Christmas Market. The ceiling of the walkway is covered in hanging lights which guide you through the department. I would expect nothing less with John Lewis when it comes to their merchandising. Their modern fixtures are crammed with lots of delightful merchandise. When it comes to decorations, these are shown in perspex tubs which is ideal to shop from and it makes it easy for staff to replenish. Their decoration themes range include Folklore, British Christmas, Tales of The Maharaja, Winter Palace to Lima Llama and Into the Woods. There are lots of scrummy food gifts to pick from. Ginger Bread Men to Chocolate to Panettone not forgetting a superb selection of gin, whisky and champagne. Coupled with this, there is an excellent selection of gift bags, bows, tags and roll wrap all beautifully merchandised. There is a great selection of trees, wreaths, garland and lights. And finally, the wow factor is the bauble wall. Consisting of hanging baubles all colour blocked. This certainly makes a wow statement. So now we just have to wait for the John Lewis TV advert…….

The New Menswear Dept – Liberty of London

Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened Liberty in 1875 as a destination for discovery. Almost 150 years later the London landmark catalysed the culture of Arts & Crafts. Although these photographs were taken several weeks ago, Liberty has revamped and totally refurbished it’s Menswear Dept, which is located on the Lower Ground Floor.

With it’s modern sleek fixtures in this ancient building, the department has been sympathetically refurbished and the mixture of old and new work beautifully together. Brands available include: RRL, Acne Studio’s, Cole Haan, Bally, Eyts, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, Burberry and Lanvin. It’s a destination stop for the well dressed man.


Harrods Christmas Shop – Now fully open

Harrods have opened the second half of their Christmas Shop. In true Harrodian style, the Christmas Shop is resplendent with it’s lit garlands, a sumptuous array of decorations and baubles which cater for every style of Christmas.   Stunning mini room sets with feature fire places and beautifully dressed Christmas Trees give elegance, luxury and opulence.  The fixtures and gondola’s are superbly merchandised which makes it easy for customers to browse and shop.