Where do department stores get the decorations for their window displays?

(8 Posts)
catwithflowers Thu 17-Dec-15 21:15:40

I was in town today and spied some especially beautiful but huge (about 18" diameter) clear glass baubles in a shop window. I would love some for next year to put up at my windows at home but have no idea where I would find something similar. Where do the big stores get their display decorations? And what do they do with them once Christmas is over? I am so tempted to mail the store and ask if they sell them on after Christmas (surely not fconfused

Any clues? Are any mumsnetters Christmas buyers for Next? fgrin

MadeinBelfast Thu 17-Dec-15 21:42:30

Definitely ask the store. I went to a wedding and the hall was decorated with last season's Monsoon window display! The bride had asked in her local store and they gave them to her for free smile

BYOSnowman Thu 17-Dec-15 21:53:17

I know someone who designs window displays. She either makes the stuff or commissions it. So asking in store is a good bet

Savagebeauty Thu 17-Dec-15 21:56:52

Yes my niece designs window displays in high end stores and gets the props specially made

Oreocrumbs Thu 17-Dec-15 21:57:44

I did a quick Google and found some online shops with the tag line - 'for retail window displays', so you if you don't have any luck asking in store you will be able to source some yourself... Mind you, the ones I've come across so far aren't that pretty and are certainly not cheap!

Jcee Thu 17-Dec-15 22:01:54

I used to work upstairs from here and they sell all the stuff for shop window displays.

They have some glass baubles but not sure they are what you are looking for.

BikeRunSki Thu 17-Dec-15 22:06:41

this company is local to me. They do big shopping centres etc and gave us loads of stuff to decorate a venue for a charity ball I once helped organise.

catwithflowers Thu 17-Dec-15 23:01:00

Thank you for the replies smile. Oreocrumbs, I did a quick Google and came up with some similar sites to you. Good grief, the prices!!!!!! I think I will drop the store an email. It can't do any harm and the display was so, so pretty. God loves a trier (and hopefully a chancer!!!!)

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