Uniqlo has remodeled the second floor of its Manhattan flagship on Fifth Avenue, including the “Starbucks Experience,” a full-service coffeehouse. The renovation is part of Uniqlo’s launch of SPRZ NY, a new global project inspired by modern-day famed and influential artists. The project will feature a number of specially designed items such as T-shirts, outerwear, innerwear and more, as well as a collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Explore Uniqlo in New York (US).
Many people want to push the inner city down that path towards more convenience, with free parking everywhere and a central air-conditioned mall. We feel that the central city needs a point of difference, that we should embrace inconvenience and turn it into an asset and point of attraction for the city. Explore the Inconvenience Store in Christchurch (NZ).
Warby has integrated the building’s architecture into its new home. The new shop boasts cathedral ceilings, gothic windows, fine literature, lots and lots of glasses. Like the other Warby Soho stores it resembles libraries, with floor-to-ceiling displays of eyewear and books scattered throughout. Discover Warby Parker in New York (US).
Frenchologie, a chic celebration of all things Francais, this is where to come for your frenchie fix when you can’t quite manage the hop over the channel. Its carefully curated collection covers fashion, beauty, art, books, music and even some delicatessen offerings certainly doesn’t disappoint. Discover Frenchologie in London (UK).
Adidas originals, their street fashion-inspired line, conceptualized a new store that actively reflects and engages with the street culture of their respective location. Furnished with specially designed displays crafted from steel and wood in demure hues, the retail space has a clean and streamlined look that allows the merchandise to pop. Explore Adidas Originals in Berlin (DE).
Meny’s key brand strenght is its fresh food offer, while engaging their loyal customer – the 45- to 65-year-old foodie shopper. The design also had to attract younger families and city professionals as the future generation of customers, especially with the emergence of food in Norway as a lifestyle consideration for these audiences. Visit Meny in Oslo (NO).
The most amazing thing about this “new generation boutique café bar” is the partnership Illy Café has with Samsung. Digital technology has been merged with coffee in a brilliant way in order to leverage each other’s strengths and brand equities. Explore Illy in London (UK).
Refined decoration reflects the importance attached to aesthetics and beauty by the fashion designer. The confessional 19th century black oak stands at the back of the store, where trying on clothes becomes a quirky experience. The Misericordia project is a human endeavour that brings together the fundamental values of dialogue, education, know-how and craftsmanship. Explore Misericordia in Paris (FR).
A wine specialist offering an informal, informed, inspiring and inclusive take on wine buying. Wine Rack appeals to shoppers, both those with wine knowledge, and those with an interest in it. The store includes a temperature controlled fine wine area and a tasting zone with Lcd TV, where it plans to run Skype-based masterclasses over the web. Discover Wine Rack in West Byfleet (UK).
The Coffee Company hand roasts fresh gourmet coffee beans every day in their retail store. Backed by over 40 years’ experience, they offer customers only the highest quality specialty coffee beans. Visit The Coffee Company in Melbourne (AU).