New Retail Look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
There’s been some remodeling going on. Lots of it. Let’s take a look.
Let’s visit Keystone Clothiers, also known as Tailor to the Stars. It’s on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard. This former men and woman’s fashion shop has been completely redone. This is how the store was, with darker, more somber tones. It had an art deco style.
The new store has a new entrance. This was a closed corner before. Now it becomes a third entrance into the store.
The refurbishment is still in an art deco design. The look is much more open and much lighter.
I love this opened up space that allows guests to look out onto Hollywood Boulevard. The signage is also versatile and could be traded out for other intellectual film properties.
The half circular shapes and art deco gold trim is very reminiscent of the casino scene from The Last Jedi.
While not all merchandise found in Galaxy’s Edge is available here, there is still some pieces, like clothing, that can be shopped. That’s fantastic, as many of the stores in Merchant Row are tight and confining. You will also find logo wear that is not available at Galaxy’s Edge.
We have some video to showcase all of this:
Legends of Hollywood
Legends of Hollywood has also reopened and the differences are stark. This store look like it belongs more on Beverly Hills Boulevard than on Sunset Boulevard. Gone are the quaint photos of film legends, and murals of movie palaces.
In its place is another art deco experience, but done in high design.
Nothing moves the per cap up than going from plush to Pandora.
Once Upon a Time
A bigger contrast was the Planet Hollywood Store next door. It was a separate shop, and had a showcase of “different” film memorabilia. Like this pipe from Popeye starring Robin Williams.
Or better yet, a help wanted ad from Sharpay in High School Musical. I’m sure this piece is worth a lot on e-bay.
Rather than movie tchachke, the entire store has been combined with Legends of Hollywood to create one entire space. Women’s fashion now occupy what was a much darker and enclosed space that few ever went in.
Disney touches can be found in several illustrations. Ariel is found in this graphic design by the register. Minnie can be seen on the other end. The graphics along with the complete remodel tie it all together.
Mickey’s of Hollywood should be open in the days to come. We’ll try to get a look at this store when it opens.