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Best Visual Merchandising Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Visual Merchandising books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Visual Merchandising, Third edition: Windows and in-store displays for retail (2016)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadA great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers. It reveals the secrets of their toolkit and information on the use of mannequins, the latest technology, and how to construct and source props, and explains the psychology behind shopping and buyer behavior. This new edition contains two new case studies,…
Author(s): Tony Morgan

2. Store Design and Visual Merchandising, Second Edition: Creating Store Space That Encourages Buying (2015)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThe creative and science-driven design of the point of sale has become a crucial success factor for both retailers and service businesses. In the newly revised and expanded edition of this book, you will learn some of the shopper marketing secrets from the authors about how you can design your store to increase sales and delight shoppers at the same time. By the time you are through reading, you will have learned how shoppers navigate the store, how they search for products, and how you can make them find the products you want them to see. You will also be able to appeal to…
Author(s): Claus Ebster, Marion Garaus

3. Silent Selling: Best Practices and Effective Strategies in Visual Merchandising (2017)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadCapturing the direction and evolution of today’s retail industry, Silent Selling: Best Practices and Effective Strategies in Visual Merchandising, 5th Edition, is a blend of practical and creative problem-solving activities to carry students well beyond the basics of visual merchandising. Readers gain an understanding of experts’ recent discoveries and learn valuable techniques while being encouraged to think outside the box using Bell’s “Look-Compare-Innovate” model. · 30% new full color photographs showcase the best examples of award-winning global visual merchandising· Design Gallery…
Author(s): Judy Bell, Kate Ternus

4. Contemporary Visual Merchandising (5th Edition) (Fashion Series) (2010)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThe trusted visual merchandising resource for students and professionals alike, introduces every aspect of modern visual merchandising, from point-of-purchase displays to signage. Replete with photos and illustrations, it illuminates the fundamentals of good design, walks through projects from concept to completion, and presents unique strategies for bringing charm, distinction, and excitement to any store. Updated throughout, this edition adds a new chapter on visual merchandising to multicultural consumers, and another on green initiatives and environmentally-aware…
Author(s): Diamond Professor Emeritus, Jay

5. Visual Merchandising and Display: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card (2018)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThis new edition of the best-selling text is for anyone working in and learning about the exciting industry of visual merchandising. Martin Pegler and new co-author Anne Kong (FIT) zero in on all aspects of visual merchandising and display, from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments. Using hundreds of examples from around the world, this text reveals how retailers can optimize their image with their target marketing by adding interest to window and interior displays. New sections on branding have been added to select chapters to guide readers toward ways of…
Author(s): Martin M. Pegler, Anne Kong

6. Visual Merchandising and Display: Studio Access Card (2011)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadAs long as there are shoppers, there will be a need for visual merchandising. Zeroing in on all aspects of the craft-from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments, Visual Merchandising and Display, 6th Edition, teaches readers to present products at their best: color-coordinated, accessorized, and self-explanatory. Hundreds of examples from around the world demonstrate how retailers can reach their target markets by adding interest to window and interior displays. This new edition of the best-selling text also includes sections on sustainability, offering tips for “green”…
Author(s): Martin M. Pegler

7. Visual Merchandising and Display: Studio Instant Access (2018)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThis new edition of the best-selling text is for anyone working in and learning about the exciting industry of visual merchandising. Martin Pegler and new co-author Anne Kong (FIT) zero in on all aspects of visual merchandising and display, from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments. Using hundreds of examples from around the world, this text reveals how retailers can optimize their image with their target marketing by adding interest to window and interior displays. New sections on branding have been added to select chapters…
Author(s): Martin M. Pegler, Anne Kong

8. Visual Merchandising for Fashion (Basics Fashion Management) (2014)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadHow do we define retail spaces to maintain commerciality and the ‘experience’ to encapsulate the virtual world as well as the physical one? How do we journey from private to public place? Where do people meet before they go shopping? Why do we go to a particular store and not another? What makes things sell? What first attracts us to a brand? Visual merchandising is concerned with all of these questions – and incorporates the relationship between brand, consumer, product and environment.This book will help visual merchandisers develop new ways of working within the fashion retail business and will define a theoretical underpinning of…
Author(s): Sarah Bailey, Jonathan Baker

9. Visual Merchandising and Store Design Workbook (1996)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThe purpose of this workbook is to introduce the concept of store design from a design direction. It is intended for students and store owners. It allows the reader to fully understand all aspects of the retail store requirements and how they all have an effect on the final product, the store. The contents, illustrated with line drawings, include identifying your customers, your strengths and weaknesses; how to budget for your store; professional design services; merchandise presentation; visual merchandising, tools and supplies, props and displays; principles of display creation; mannequins and alternatives;…
Author(s): Greg M. Gorman

10. Field Visual Merchandising Strategy: Developing a National In-store Strategy Using a Merchandising Service Organization (2015)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThe retail sales floor has become a battlefield: each brand is fighting for the same customer and wants to ensure their merchandise is on the sales floor, sized, folded, hung and presented properly. is a comprehensive guide to developing and executing a national field merchandising strategy, covering key areas such as developing a strategy, how to go about selecting the right merchandising service organization, team training, merchandising standards, planograms, and launching the strategy. Ideal for retail marketers, visual merchandisers, merchandising managers and brand managers, uses…
Author(s): Paul J. Russell

11. Visual merchandising: Escaparates e interiores comerciales (2016)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadBrand New. Ship worldwide…
Author(s): Tony Morgan

12. Guide to Effective Retail Merchandise Management (2017)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadThis guide covers retail merchandise management which involves: * What merchandise to carry in stock * How much to buy and stock of each item * How much selling space to give each item * What price to charge for each item * How to display, advertise and promote each item Merchandise management is sometimes mistaken with merchandising. Merchandising refers to good in-store display and promotion of merchandise. Merchandise management, as described above, is much more, as will be seen in the discussion to follow in this guide. Here are some of the topics discussed: Selection…
Author(s): Meir Liraz

13. Silent Selling: Best Practices and Effective Strategies in Visual Merchandising (2011)

Best Visual Merchandising Books to ReadCapturing the direction and evolution of today’s retail industry, Silent Selling: Best Practices and Effective Strategies in Visual Merchandising, 4th Edition, is a multi-disciplinary blend of practical activities and creative problem-solving that takes readers beyond the basics of visual merchandising. Readers gain an understanding of experts’ recent discoveries and learn valuable techniques while being encouraged to think outside the box using Bell’s “Look-Compare-Innovate” model. With these informational tools, students can learn to create and deliver professional presentations that will facilitate their move from the…
Author(s): Judith Bell, Kate Ternus

Best Visual Merchandising Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some visual merchandising books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Visual Merchandising, Third edition: Windows and in-store displays for retail

Author(s): Morgan, Tony
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629860

Store design and visual merchandising : creating store space that encourages buying

Author(s): Ebster, Claus.; Garaus, Marion
Publisher: Business Expert Press, Year: 2015, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1421465

Visual Merchandising 2nd edition

Author(s): Tony Morgan
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing, Year: 2011, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1560516

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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