Archive for March, 2012

WHAT IF HAYES: MR PUAR CASH & CARRY

Mr Puar is one of the friendliest shop owners we have met so far. Every visit lasts far longer than anticipated as we are plied with delicious sweets from Pink City a few doors down and tea.

His business is a slightly unusual mix of travel agents and clothing. The shop currently looks a bit tired and makes the classic mistake of listing all that is sells on the shop front making it feel a little cluttered.

BEFORE:

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WHAT IF HAYES: SEZAM POLSKI SKLEP

Most Polish shops look alike in London. We aren’t quite sure why this is.

This store is very friendly, once again really nice people work there. But the window displays are a bit cluttered and we aren’t fans of back lit illuminated boxes. There are other ways to grab peoples attention. One way to stand out is to be a little different, be recognizable.

So what if:

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WHAT IF HAYES: DHARAM JEWELLERS

Another great business in Hayes. Really friendly and helpful owners who were a joy to work with.

But their shop design currently felt a bit brash and loud, not intimate, exclusive, desirable, elegant and friendly like the goods on sale in the store or excellent service they provide. The owners son showed me his business card that was totally different to his shop front. We said that they needed to make their shop look more like their business card to integrate the branding. Which is what we did, so…

What if:

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WHAT IF HAYES: CROCKFORD MILLS

Crockford Mills has a long standing reputation in Hayes. It’s a greta, well respected, professional business with fantastic and really good customer service. It’s greta meeting business owners who are really friendly and nice people.

Currently their shop front doesn’t really reflect this:

But what if:

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