Prince of Trainers, Size?, Opens in Glasgow
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.