Articles tagged Retail

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With an art exhibition, Galeries Lafayette adds cultural currency to shopping

Paris – Studio GGSV devised the fairy-tale-themed Demain, le vaisseau chimère for Galeries Lafayette’s first-floor cultural space.

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In Madrid and Bilbao, a Basque fashion brand goes for the bold

Madrid – Using a pink and orange palette that mimics the colourful blocks of its client, Loreak, design studio Pensando en Blanco went bold with two new stores. 

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What’s on the ground floor of this wave-like Japanese house? A sake store

Kitami, Japan – Architect Jun Igarashi is behind a new type of Asian shophouse: an apartment on top linked to a sake store below by way of an elegant curve. 

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China makes a grand retail entrance into the prestige skincare market

Shanghai – XU Studio makes new Chinese skincare brand Junping stand out from its Asian competitors by targeting women who are already fond of science.  

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Follow @accidentallywesanderson? This Covent Garden shop is more @intentionallywesanderson

London – For the London-based optical retailer For Art’s Sake, Aleksa Studio designed a flagship that looks straight out of a movie set. 

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In Paris, a new Japanese skincare store promotes anti-aging like fine wine

Paris – For their first store in Saint-Germain, cosmetic company EN had Archiee design a space referencing French and Japanese beverage culture.

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Retail’s answer to WeWork introduces a more accessible ownership model

Beijing – Designed by WAA, WeMarket is the second stage of a business strategy developed by AnyShopStyle, promoting up-and-coming designers in China.

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This new 4500-sq-m bookstore in China is a public palace

Xi’an, China – In Xi’an, the YJY Maike Centre flagship helps mark a new era for bookstores and the city.

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Seen the inside of a Saint Laurent store? Then you’ve already been in Celine’s new flagship

New York City – The new Celine flagship on Madison Avenue is nearly indiscernible from Hedi Slimane’s previous spatial iterations for other fashion houses. 

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All the showroom’s a stage in Bally’s new Milan space

Milan – Storage Associati revived a historic landmark theatre in the Italian city for the Swiss luxury fashion house’s offices and showroom.

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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.