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VMSD Unveils Winners of the 2018 Excellence in Visual Merchandising and Design Awards

Presented annually during the PAVE Gala in New York, three retailers were honored with glass apples




NEW YORK | DECEMBER 6, 2018VMSD magazine unveiled its 2018 Excellence in Visual Merchandising and Design Award winners during the PAVE (Planning and Visual Education Partnership) Gala in New York, Dec. 5, 2018, at Cipriani at 25 Broadway, New York.

Each year, VMSD bestows a glass apple award to three retailers who's New York flagships and/or store designs were standouts among their peers. 

The 2018 winners included Timberland for its new flex space on Fifth Avenue; FAO Schwarz for its relaunched New York flagship; and Nike's House of Innovation 000 for its new immersive in-store experience. 

VMSD covered Timberland's latest design in the December issue, which you can read about in the digital edition of the magazine here. FAO Schwarz will also be featured in the magazine in early 2019. 

Past winners of this coveted award have included Pottery Barn, Godiva, Free People and Vera Bradley, among many others. 

About VMSD
In its 121st year of publication, Cincinnati-based VMSD (Visual Merchandising + Store Design) magazine is the leading publication for retail designers and store display professionals, serving the retail industry since 1897. Every month, VMSD showcases the latest store designs and visual displays, presents merchandising strategies and new products, and reports on industry news and events. Celebrating the art and science of retail design, VMSD delivers information and inspiration straight from the high-level executives that drive this industry. VMSD is owned and published by ST Media Group Intl. Learn more at




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