Articles tagged Retail

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‘I would rather have updated payment systems than another in-store yoga class’

In her upcoming Frame Lab talk, Understanding the Connected Customer, Rachel Arthur will assess the balance between privacy and personalisation in retail. 

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A new Champs-Élysées streetwear shop got its inspiration from a hardware-store icon

Paris – The new Homecore flagship in Paris, designed by Studio Malka Architecture, was inspired by Newtonian physics and the humble Krylon spray can.

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A South Korean teddy-bear store avoids cuddly clichés

Incheon, South Korea – Instead of going for the cuteness traditionally associated with the segment, WGNB decided to deconstruct the materials behind the handmade toys. 

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Covet luxury eyewear? This Melbourne optical studio indicates the industry’s global staying power

Melbourne – Vision Studio by Studio Edwards is an example of the fashion industry’s spatial impact on the luxury eyewear market.

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Into digital fashion? These Frame Lab exhibitors can show you what you’ll shop for in the future

Amsterdam – Amsterdam-based digital fashion house The Fabricant will showcase fashion’s hand in retail’s tech shift, as recently explored for Hong Kong retailer I.T.

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Palm Angels brings Los Angeles skate culture (with a Milanese twist) to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The retail brand spatially interprets American cultural tropes with its first brick-and-mortar presence.

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Something feels off about those fancy new marihuana dispensaries in the United States

As more American states legalize recreational cannabis, dispensaries are getting the luxury retail treatment. And there’s something wrong with that.

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Faye Toogood channels British brutalism for Mulberry

London – Mulberry’s creative director, Johnny Coca, commissioned Faye Toogood to come up with a new retail concept for the New Bond Street establishment.

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The newest Rimowa store is almost good – and believe me, that’s a compliment

Berlin – The suitcase brand’s new Berlin store, by Universal Design Studio, is a fantastic execution of the client brief. And yet, that doesn’t seem right.

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Balenciaga resurrected dad sneakers. Next on the turn-ugly-cool agenda? Casino carpets

Milan – The carpets designed by artist Cayetano Ferrer put Demna Gvasalia's vision for Balenciaga's interiors into question.

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Can Kengo Kuma translate the essence of Barcelona into a Camper store?

Barcelona – The footwear brand asked the Japanese architect to design its new Barcelona store. The result is a thoughtful homage to the city’s unique design mindset. 

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Alexander McQueen’s new London flagship is not the dark fantasy you’d expect

London – The relocated Bond Street store designed by McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton and Smiljan Radic departs from past aesthetics.