Assortment leads the way as Mango open its first kids store in Valencia.
Unremarkable in terms of store environment the space sings with the colours and craftsmanship of a well conceived and commercially developed range. The walls play home to carefully constructed coordinated stories, bringing together classic silhouettes and best seller categories for both boy and girl. Colours are clean but commercially conservative whilst unnecessary enhancement is avoided to good effect.
The delight, not the devil, is therefore in the detail of everything from denim to dresses. Frontal hanging on stepped levels coordinated into silhouettes whilst allowing the simplicity and sensibility of each line to shine through the collection.
Floor space is dedicated to authority tables of basics and best seller classic in a god combination of seasonal and core colours with summer patterns to raise and highlight the collection. Whilst the store and display leave plenty of room for further improvement in brand engagement & store experience, the evolution of the Mango kids concept is at the very least going forwards from a position of product strength.
A refreshing contrast to many new concepts and developments where the form leads the function and the creativity leads the commerciality to the ultimate detriment of all.
When you develop new initiatives are they always built on an assured assortment?
Resist the temptation to be creative without commercial acumen.