SETTING THESAURUS

TRENDY MALL CLOTHING STORE



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Clean glass-front windows
Doors propped open
Bright lighting
Tile or faux wood floors
Posters in the front windows displaying current fashions or promotions
Pictures on the walls of models in trendy clothing
Mannequins in various poses on the floor and positioned on risers
Mannequin heads sporting hats, sunglasses, and scarves
Racks of hanging clothing (shirts, vests, jackets, slacks, shorts, skirts, dresses, swimsuits, underwear, athletic wear)
Freestanding shelves and tables piled high with folded shirts, sweaters, leggings, etc.
A discount area with signs proclaiming the percentages off
Wall shelving with folded jeans in various sizes and styles
Purses hanging on wall pegs
Racks of jewelry, socks, cosmetics, scarves, and shoes
Changing rooms divided into cubicles or small rooms (containing a stool, mirrored walls, hooks on the wall for clothes to be hung from, piles of discarded merchandise, hangers, etc.)
A rack or bin containing changing room clothing to be returned to their displays
A chair positioned outside the dressing rooms
A checkout counter (holding cash registers, credit card machines, small racks of impulse-buy items, hangers, merchandise, bags, payment notices)
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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