Shipping Container Store Holds Inventory On Revolving Clothes Rack [Video]

Shipping Container Store Holds Inventory On Revolving Clothes Rack [Video]

Aether has installed a custom-built, three-story rotating system designed to save space in an unconventional shop.

Emma Hutchings
  • 8 february 2013

Most stores keep the majority of their inventory in a store room in the back, bringing items out when someone needs a different size than what’s on the shop floor. Most stores are also made of more permanent materials– but California-based outerwear company Aether has created an innovative solution for both a new brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco as well an inventory management. The store is made of 3 recycled shipping containers, stacked on top of each other like LEGOs. To save room in the narrow space, they replaced the traditional ‘back inventory’ area with a custom-built three-story revolving clothing rack.

Shipping Container Store Holds Its Inventory On Revolving Clothes Rack [Video]

Inside the store, customers can browse the store’s entire inventory by activating the rack and looking at the items as they pass by. They can also request a specific item using a dial pad.

Cool Hunting interviewed Aether co-founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith to discuss the store’s inspiration and their video below gives us a good look at the innovative inventory system:


+fashion / apparel
+San Francisco
+shipping containers

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