This Summer I started to volunteer for Saint Vincent de Paul charity shop in Trim. I work there as a volunteer staff but they gave me also the opportunity to do the window displays. I go there whenever I have time and there’s a need to change the exposition. This job gives me a lot of satisfaction and nurtures my creativity. I never know what I will have in store so there’s a lot of improvisation and staging. So far I have done three displays and I had no experience with visual merchandising so I hope you will like it.
This was my first display ever- baby themed
Inspiration for this window came from the large painting we wanted to show. We didn’t have space in the shop to display it properly (by the way the painting was sold very quickly). The window was supposed to show men’s clothes but I always introduce a bit of interior design.
This one was difficult as it seemed that we didn’t have too many interesting things in the shop. I usually get the men’s window which is a little bit harder but I think it went well. It’s Halloween themed but really subtle and elegant (I even heard the comment that “we’re becoming very posh now” which is a good thing).
My aim is to show that people can find really interesting and good things in charity shops and by buying them they help others and the environment. Don’t be afraid pop in and take a look and if you have things in good condition- donate.
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Photos by Gosha Galuszka