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Prince of Trainers, Size?, Opens in Glasgow

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Retailer JD Sports styles itself ‘King of trainers and to judge by its results this may not actually be that far from the truth. That said, its much smaller spin-off retail format, size?, could, on the evidence of a brand new store in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, be viewed as a Prince.

This is, apparently, a concept store, but it might be closer to the truth to call it an homage to the power of visual merchandising. A giant traffic beacon, whose upturned interior contains a red neon of the size question mark, dominates the mid-floor, while clean white tiling is everywhere, perimeter and midshop.

The other point about this store is that it does actually manage that rare trick of raising a smile and making you feel a little bit more cheerful – something that we all need at the moment, assuming we can get to the shops and that they are open.