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The Best Mannequins in the World Are in Town This Week

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Photos by Jason Guerrero

When we go shopping for clothes or shoes, we usually think about the merchandise: is it our style? How does the quality look? Are we interested enough to dig in for a good browse? What we don't realize is the way it's displayed probably has as much influence on how we perceive the goods as the goods themselves.

That's why Road Retail Design Show is in town: visual merchandisers, retail designers, and anyone else involved in creating retail spaces might want to head over to The NWBLK this week through January 31 to check out fixtures, flooring, lighting, sound, visuals, and even scents, plus "the world's best mannequins," according to the organizers.

Famed trend-forecaster Emmanuelle Linard will teach sessions on "trends, textures, colors, feelings, etc." John Ryan, stores editor at Retail Week, and Amanda Carr, another trend forecaster will also teach seminars. Some sessions cost between $50 and $350, some are free. Check out the entire schedule here.
· Road Retail Design Show [Official Site]
· The NWBLK [Official Site]