- Client: A. Hume Outfitters
- Project Size: 70sqm internal area
- Location: Kelso, Scottish Borders
- Status: Complete
Retail interior design of Ladieswear store
When the second lockdown closed retail here in Scotland after Christmas, Award-winning outfitters and Countrywear brand A. Hume of Kelso, got in touch with us to see if we could help them use the downtime productively. They wanted to relocate their ladieswear department from the main branch on The Square, to a standalone branch at their second outlet on Horsemarket.
With the brief being to create a ‘destination’ that would welcome the existing clientele but also appeal to a wider demographic. A.Hume wanted to make their female customers feel special during their retail experience.
The layout had to reflect and prioritise the top selling departments, by ensuring appropriate visibility. It was also vital to provide means for storing additional stock on the premises, particularly for the space hungry shoe department. The point of sale was relocated to provide a point of focus immediately on entering the store, with a storage wall to hide away all of the paraphernalia of operations. Two much-needed fitting rooms have been located discreetly to the rear.
A bespoke joinery display extends almost the length of the store, in the style of an old haberdashery unit, to house hanging space, shoe and boot shelving, drawers, and high-level storage. Elsewhere, the walls were replastered and paneling installed and the existing timber floor was sanded and resealed. A new colour scheme of deep blues and greys, combine with brass fittings and marble-topped console display tables, to complete the look.