Visual Merchandising & Window Dressing
Hi, I’m Sarah and I have over 20 years experience working within the Visual Merchandising Industry. I started my career working for Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer. I launched my freelance Visual Merchandising business in April 2006 and have worked with clients; Harvey Nichols, Zara, LVMH Moet Hennessy, Longleat Safari Park, Tower Bridge, Nespresso and many Independent Retailers.
Specialising in working directly with clients to ensure Window Dressing and Visual Merchandising Consultancy is tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the brand. Services include; Window Design and Installation, Graphic and Vinyl design and installation, Prop sourcing, instore Visual Merchandising, Visual Merchandising Training, Carrying out Customer flow exercises to help increase your customer navigation and flow throughout your store.
Window Design & Installation
Online VM Consultancy
Instore VM Consultancy
Creation of VM Guidelines
Great VM can help your business with
- Drive sales through your windows
- Create theatre to entertain buyers
- Maintain customer interest
- Learn how to attract customers
- Create a higher level of presentation
- Increase the spend with link selling
- Assess floor layouts quickly
- Understand customer flow
- Strengthen brands for consumers
- Discover how to create effective store layouts
- Consistency with graphics
- Link signage and themes
Customers I have had the pleasure to work with;
Benefits of Visual Merchandising for your business
Creates both inspiration for your customers whilst they shop which cannot be created in the same way online
Creates a harmonious shopping experience for your customer allowing them to locate and shop your merchandise with ease.
Link selling is a key technique which encourages your customer to shop multiple products rather than individual
Effective sales floor layouts can assist with the customer flow throughout your shop floor space and increase footfall even within the quietest spaces!
Sarah has been working with us at Tower Bridge for more than three years. In that time she has delivered visual merchandising training to the retail team, provided advice and support through a major refurbishment and has worked with us each month to keep our displays and windows on trend and in season.
We find Sarah great to work with. She really understands who our customers are and how to make the most of our ranges. She is full of ideas for props and themes and adds huge value to our business by ensuring we remain focussed on achieving the best possible presentation standards.
Rob Woollard – Head of Retail
” I have used Sarah for our window dressing at our boutique Opticians for a year now, and have found her to come up consistently with very imaginative and eye catching displays; great use of colour, form and texture that always gets positive comments from passers- by and clients. Pleasure to work with, and long may it continue!”
Owner of Eyewise Opticians Uxbridge London
I decided to up my skill set and invest in a Visual Merchandising course run by Sarah Manning.
It was an outstanding three days. Sarah is a great teacher, generous with her time and very encouraging. I learned a lot from Sarah and my skills have been put to good use, even when styling my own home. Highly recommended and to Sarah I say a heartfelt thank you.
Tracey Beesley – The Lifestyle Concept
Ever since I met Sarah I can’t imagine my shop without the wonderful decorations in my window and on my shelves.
I have completed a course with Sarah and after that she has helped me with great ideas on new decorations and themes. Sarah is an outstanding professional and a great help for my business and `I would highly recommend her.
Owner of Elenique Skin Clinic London