Date unknown Overstocked with a large supply of men’s spring and winter coats, a clothier in Copenhagen, Denmark, adopted a unique sales scheme. He erected a scaffolding around his store building and completely covered it from roof to sidewalk with more than a thousand overcoats. The novel display attracted prospective customers in such droves that police were summoned. Although the police ordered the proprietor to remove the display, he succeeded in selling all the overcoats.
"No more ladders! We paint your stockings on your legs ... " During the 1940's stockings rationing a beautician at the newly opened 'Bare Legs Beauty Bar' at Kennard's store in Croydon paints stockings onto customers skin.
His Tardis-like bus, complete with print shop, photo studio, meeting space and library improbably shoehorned inside, means businesses don't have to leave their premises for a consultation, and can see their projects taking shape for themselves...
Need a Christmas gift idea for your customers? How about this card, attach one of Avon's chapsticks and change the note to read "Merry Kissmas & a Chappy New Year! Thanks for being a great customer" (Idea and photo from www.twocuteblondies.blogspot.com)