by Lisa McGrimmon
I have 8 brand new accessories booth display photos for those who sell hats, scarves, and smaller items of clothing. If your items are fairly small, the display solutions used in these booths may work for you.
Mannequins aren't just for clothing booths! I see so many full-sized mannequins used to display jewelry, scarves, and other accessories.
Situated at the front corner of your booth, a mannequin or dress maker's form can be seen from a distance, so it helps to draw people into your booth. Dress it in simple clothes that work with your target customer's style, and then adorn it with your most eye-catching pieces to grab the attention of people strolling by your booth.
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The next three photos feature different angles of the same hat booth. The foundation of the display is made from gridwalls with hat display stands attached. It's a simple, portable solution for displaying hats. Notice how the sidewalls on the tent improve the look of the display, blocking the view from beyond the tent and keeping customers' attention focused inside the booth.
In addition to the gridwalls, a couple of hat stands add to the display and make good use of the space. The old, rustic style of the hat stands (pictured below)) are a perfect fit for this booth. Try to ensure the feel of your display furniture is a good fit with the overall style of your product.
In the photo below on the right, you'll see a spectacular green and peacock blue hat featured at the front of the booth. This hat is one of the designer's most eye-catching items. Featuring it at the front of the booth is an effective way to draw people in. Even if I don't believe I can pull off such a dazzling hat, my eye will be drawn to it, and I'll want to explore the booth to look for more treasures!
This booth shows both art and accessories. You may branch out into other product categories, and that can make displaying your work tricky. In this case, the gridwalls work for displaying both the art and the gorgeous scarves. Gridwalls truly are a versatile display option for a variety of types of crafts.
Notice how beautifully the colors in the scarfs reflect the colors in the art. Although there are two very different products displayed in this booth, it works as a whole because they are connected with color.
The next two photos below show two sides of the same booth. It's an unpretentious display of knit accessories at a busy outdoor farmer's market. This display would be quite inexpensive to put together. Items are simply hung on clothes hangers from the frame of the tent.
If you look closely in the spaces between some of the items, you'll see lattice on each side of the tent used to provide extra rows to hang products. The lattice is painted white, so it completely fades into the backdrop of the sidewalls. It's an inexpensive display option that you can pick up at any building supply shop.
Do be a bit careful with lattice in a craft display. It can convey an overly-casual feel that won't fit with the style of all products. In the case of the booth below, the products are rather casual, and the lattice is almost completely covered anyway, so it doesn't impact the overall look of the booth.
Here's an accessories booth display that reflects current trends. The red and black buffalo check table cloth, faux fur rug, and cute fairy lights are all reflective of popular decor trends at the time this photo was taken. Plus, they are a perfect fit for the accessories on display.
If you're going to incorporate a trend or two into your display, be careful to choose inexpensive items that can easily be changed out once the trend passes. Don't build your entire booth around a trend. Keep the foundation, and more expensive display furniture timeless, and throw in a trend or two with items that can be changed out easily.
Encourage your customers to splurge a little, and support small and handmade businesses wit these printable booth signs in my Etsy shop.