In today's uncertain economy small businesses
have to use every marketing gimmick possible.
These clever shop owners have taken their store
fronts to an entirely new advertising level.
A music shop in Atlanta looks like a 90's boom box.
That's either the largest cell phone in the
world or it's an electronics store in Japan.
At first glance I thought this shop in Quebec City sold
camping gear. Turns out it's a florist. Who knew?
So this is a florist, right?
Nope. It's a shoe store.
These shoe stores in northern London make
it pretty clear what they're selling:
An adidas shoe store in - what else? - a big shoe box.
I give up. What does a larger-than-life
zipper have to do with espresso?
I'm guessing they sell bikes.
Finally! I've found a purse big enough:
Actually, the purse is concealing construction work
and renovation of the Dior store in Manhattan.
City officials in the English town of Dungannon took
a clever approach to improving empty, derelict shops:
They painted virtual shops on the fronts of the buildings. Great idea!
I have no idea what they're selling
but I love the paint job.
And sometimes the name of the shop
is advertising enough:
I see what you did there, Dr. Optometrist man.
And my favorite:
Forget the Empire State Building, Broadway, the Metropolitan
Museum of Modern Art. Next time I'm in New York City
I'm going to Thriffany's.