Store Design Portfolio
Take 2 Boutique
Celebrating your natural elegance…
WITH A NEW NAME, LOOK, FOCUS & ATTITUDE
We’re open again at 309 Bay Street with a brand new name, look, focus and attitude. Take A Hike is now the Take 2 Boutique. Our store is brighter, more spacious and beautiful. Our women’s clothing, accessory and jewelry lines have expanded, and Take A Hike’s top selling gifts and men’s wear are now part of our iconic Take A Hike collection.
Our attitude is also changed. We see customers as friends. As friends, we’re here to brighten your day, remind you how amazing you really are, and, when it comes to buying clothes, we’re here to help you select pieces that best suit your perfect body and unique lifestyle.
No more hiding away in the change room with your worst critic, you.
We encourage you to step out, and with a little help from us, your friends, shopping for clothes can be fun, positive and confidence building.
As owner, I’m passionate about making Take 2 Boutique a fun and supportive place for women to come together. A place where women of all ages can talk, laugh, encourage, and support each other, and of course do some shopping.
From that special place in my heart,
President, Take A Hike Inc.
Owner, Take 2 Boutique
Original Store Transformation
Take 2 Boutique Store Re-build
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
I appreciated having you to consult with regularly throughout the design and fit up of the store. You helped to keep us on time and under budget.
Your keen sense of aesthetic and understanding of retail traffic flows helped us make many important decisions. Thank you so much for your help on this project, it was an absolute pleasure working with you (even long distance via Skype.
All the best to you;
Manager, Retail/Branding & Licensing | Gestionnaire, Ventes/Image de Marque et Permis
Canadian Museum for Human Rights | Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne
Today, Our Pleasure sits at the forefront of the adult toy industry providing a shopping experience like no other. Although we have grown in size, our ideals remain the same. Our continual commitment to providing the highest quality products and services ensure that we exceed expectations, enabling our customers to shop in an open, honest and friendly environment.
By offering a comfortable shopping experience, educated staff and top quality products, Our Pleasure provides its customers with the means to make empowered choices regarding their sexual health.
Elizabeth Interiors- a fine furniture showroom for the discriminating buyer with an eye for value, located in the Toronto, Burlington, Ontario area. Elizabeth Interiors has a luxurious selection of sofas, loveseats, bedroom furniture, dining furniture, accent tables, recliners, mattresses, desks, accessories, art work, home decor items and more. We are proud to showcase great brands like Bernhardt, Hooker Furniture, ART Furnishings, Century Furniture, FFDM, Henredon, Paul Roberts, Hickory Chair, Stanley and more.”
A Retail Makeover for Charlotte’s Web ….. women’s clothing & kids wear
Wow what a change for owner Rhonda.
“ Love the transformation, thanks Barbara “”
Kent’s Garden & Nursery
“It was a lot of fun working with Barbara. She is very positive, professional and upbeat. We accomplished quite a bit in the short time before we got too busy to proceed further. Mostly what we concentrated on is new signage and updated retail store. With Barbara’s encouragement we changed our greenhouse flow by opening some areas so that they flow into each other. Many of our customers have committed on the improvements with positivity as well as saying how gorgeous the nursery looks. Barbara inspired us and we would like to look into the possibility of working with her again on other projects.”
Kent’s Garden & Nursery
Village Craft and Candle
“The idea of purchasing a building and creating a retail space from scratch was both exciting and daunting. The web and Pinterest provide so much information and inspiration that it became overwhelming trying to decide what was solid advice or even reasonable to achieve. Barbara helped me take my vision onto paper, with an organized plan and weekly meetings. What I didn’t know, she provided. What I thought I knew, we discussed. And what I did know, she confirmed. It allowed me to transform the space in a month’s time, knowing that my decisions were sound. I honestly couldn’t have done this and stayed sane without her help!”
Sue Griffiths : Store Owner
Village Craft and Candle - Where Great Candles Begin
The Jelly Cupboard
Retail Makeover Story at The Jelly Cupboard
It was a Retail Makeover for Heather Lohr at The Jelly Cupboard .
Just before we get started , here is a quote we wanted to share with you from the Harvard School of Business – “90% of business owners start up businesses with out the knowledge they need to be successful”.
Barbara Crowhurst , Retail Industry Expert and the #1 Retail Business Coach in North America, has that knowledge and she shares it with her clients. Heather took to The Retail Makeover with great enthusiasm. She took in every piece of information shared with her during the one-on-one sessions and made them happen.
Boomerang Kids is a Canadian franchise chain of resale stores. Most of the stores' inventory is consigned by families in the local communities the stores serve. About 25% of Boomerang Kids stores' merchandise is new product, or "factory fresh" items. Boomerang Kids stores operate in Ontario and Quebec.
Retail Makeover was engaged to set standards for their franchise store design and product placement.
It was an absolute pleasure to work for Mona and Nicole, a dynamic mother daughter duo. What started as a hand drawn floor plan over many weeks of meetings and planning and executing ideas via Skype became a floor plan detailed on our Retail Makeover CAD program. Providing a storyboard and all finishing selections.
Our design work went on not only to provide a fully detailed floor plan for the permits needed and all trades to use but we provided custom fixturing designs for the mill work trade as well.
We executed a detailed merchandising plan as well as being instrumental in the rebranding of the business . Our expertise extended to helping with the opening of the store. So our collaborative involvement from beginning to end was much appreciated by our client Le Boudoir as Retail Makeover was involved in every decision of the design of this store right thru to the opening.
If you want the very best bra fitting of your life call these gals. I only buy my bras from them. It’s worth a flight to one of their two locations.
CEO Retail Makeover