Articles tagged Retail

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Club Culture: Why luxury retailers want to transform customers into ‘members’

In a shift appropriate to the current now economy, fashion industry players such as Hermès, Prada and Saint Laurent are investing in a form of graduated pop-up: the luxury branded club.

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Sticking to a digital-first business model can mean brick-and-mortar success

In our newest issue, Axel Arigato cofounder and creative director Max Svärdh sheds light on the Swedish streetwear brand's innovative way of treating brick-and-mortar shops.

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Tech sells: here’s why Harrods is investing in its electronics department in a big way

London – The British retailer worked with Gensler to build an experiential, immersive electronics department that expands its previous one by nearly 80 per cent.

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Why a denim retailer’s NYC flagship is more exhibition than emporium

New York City – While designing R13 Denim’s first store in SoHo, Leong Leong explored how to best utilize the relationship between content and space.

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Supreme opens its most expansive store to date, in San Francisco

San Francisco – The cult-favourite skateboarding brand worked with Brinkworth and the Wilson Brothers to open its Market Street location.

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How the department store can embrace digital apparel

Selfridges is taking advantage of consumer enthusiasm for the intangible by working with digital artists for everything from visual merchandising to social media campaigns.

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Why the retail-gallery trend shows no signs of slowing – or sizing – down

Barcelona – Barcelona boutique, bookstore, gallery and restaurant Darial is a product of designer Djaba Diassamidze’s holistic approach to curation.

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How visual excess is (still) powering a retail revolution

New York City – In NYC, Museum of Ice Cream plans to open a permanent location and retailer House of Showfields merges art museum, theatre and product showcase. Both show that …

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Here's one way to design a retail space that stands out in an (airport) crowd

Mumbai – A simple, well-executed vision from Renesa Architecture resulted in an unmissable pop-up space for Opium, a premium eyewear brand, in Mumbai's international airport.

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Futureproof department stores rely on modular design, shows Selfridges' De Bijenkorf

Amsterdam – A grid-like men's department by i29 interior architects in De Bijenkorf's Amsterdam flagship highlights the strategy that keeps Selfridges Group-owned department stores …

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A Hangzhou streetwear store shows how to attract a trendy target audience

Hangzhou – The Mix Land by Xian Xiang Design was developed to keep streetwear loyalists – who typically shop on digital or single-brand platforms – interested.

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How to develop interiors for a brand with strong materiality? Create a space with the same

Mosman, Australia – In a suburb of Sydney, Landini Associates designed a retail space as refined as the jewellery on offer from young brand Sarah & Sebastian.