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An international shop decorated with flags and a large map houses miniatures from around the world.

An international shop decorated with flags and a large map houses a collection of miniatures from around the world including some classic fair trade gifts.

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A global imports shop is a brilliant way of showcasing a collection of miniatures made on your travels, or showcasing handmade miniatures from around the world. This simple one room shop uses an arched roof and a scaled map of the world to highlight the collection, then draws your eye inside with brightly colored wooden toys and exotic fabric and rug patterns. Gloria Wright can keep developing this shop in any number of clever directions.

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