The Drug Store avoids being a “shady” CBD retailer with gallery-style interiors

Products infused with CBD are dotted throughout sparse gallery-like rooms inside west London’s The Drug Store, which has been designed by the brand’s co-founders. Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Marylebone, The Drug Store occupies two floors of a townhouse which formerly served as an exhibition space for works by British artist Damien Hirst. The […]

Tokujin Yoshioka puts garment making on show inside Tokyo’s Homme Plissé flagship

An industrial pleating machine is the focal point of Issey Miyake‘s Homme Plissé flagship store, which has opened in Tokyo, Japan. The store is located in Tokyo’s affluent Aoyama neighbourhood and is the first flagship for Issey Miyake’s diffusion brand Homme Plissé. Launched in 2013, it exclusively produces micro-pleated items of clothing in lightweight fabrics […]

X+Living creates the illusion of a myriad of staircases at Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore

Mirrored ceilings and zigzag staircases help form the perplexing interiors of this bookstore in south-west China, which has been designed by architecture studio X+Living. Tucked away from street view, the Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore by Shanghai-based X+Living occupies the third and fourth floors of Chongqing‘s Zodi Plaza retail development. As well as providing space for locals […]

Aesop store in south Seoul is a cosy red-brick retreat

Mlkk Studio used reclaimed red bricks to fashion the snug interiors of this Aesop store, which lies behind the intimidating dark-grey facade of a building in Seoul. The two-floor Aesop store – which is longlisted in the 2019 Dezeen Awards –is situated south of central Seoul inside a mixed-used development named Sounds Hannam, which is […]

Axel Arigato looks to brutalism for interiors of Copenhagen flagship

The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato‘s Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd. Located a stone’s throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato‘s Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that “blend brutalism with minimalism”. “I approach our store […]

Joy Season Studio makes red the “protagonist” of Chongqing’s Annakiki store

Spools of scarlet thread and huge sheets of steel make an unconventional pairing inside this store in Chongqing, China, which Joy Season Studio has created for independent fashion label Annakiki. Annakiki is headed up by designer Anna Yang and aims to produce clothing that strikes a balance between “tradition and rebellion”. When it came to […]

Oskar Kohnen Studio adds pastel cabinetry to Lunettes Selection store

Customers can peek inside cabinet drawers to see the glasses on offer inside this mint-green eyewear store in Berlin, which has been designed by Oskar Kohnen Studio. Located just a short walk from major Berlin shopping street Kurfürstendamm, Lunettes Selection‘s pastel interiors are dressed with a handful of decor pieces that subtly nod to the […]

Grey tones pervade interiors of Zhengzhou’s JHW store

Plaster, concrete and shiny steel merge to form the greyscale interiors of this menswear store in Zhengzhou, China, which has been designed by Atelier Tao+C. Set inside what Atelier Tao+C describe as a “banal” shopping centre, the JHW store has been designed to be an “austere, monochrome” space. To achieve an all-grey aesthetic, the studio […]

Hermès takes over MVRDV’s Crystal Houses in Amsterdam

A glass-fronted townhouse designed by MVRDV now serves as a store for luxury fashion brand Hèrmes, with warm-tone interiors by French design agency RDAI. Dutch architecture firm MVRDV completed the townhouse’s partially see-through facade back in 2016, using hundreds of specially-engineered glass bricks and a transparent high-strength glue. Named Crystal Houses, the building is nestled amongst […]

Dolce & Gabbana’s Rome store features a digital fresco

A digitalised fresco depicting soaring cherubs and angered Greek gods is the focal point of luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana‘s latest store in Rome, which has been created by architecture studio Carbondale. Set within a 16th-century palazzo in renowned Roman square Piazza di Spagna, the Dolce & Gabbana store has been decadently designed by […]

Pierre Yovanovitch brightens Villa Noailles gift shop with bold hues

French designer Pierre Yovanovitch has offset salmon-pink and butter-yellow surfaces with cobalt blue decor details to create this striking gift shop at an art centre in southeast France. The brightly-hued shop is set within Villa Noailles, an arts centre in the provincial commune of Hyères. Designed in 1923 by French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, the building comprises […]

Nike introduces plus-size and para-sport mannequins to London store

Nike has redesigned the women’s floor of its flagship shop in London, introducing plus-size and para-sport mannequins for its sportswear displays. The sports brand has created a dedicated space for women on the third floor of its huge Oxford Street store. Mannequins with different body types, including plus size and para-sport mannequins, are intended to better […]

Clap creates “new planet” inside Hong Kong fashion cafe Her

Stacked terracotta display plinths and celestial aluminium partitions help create an other-worldly atmosphere within this fashion store-cum-cafe in Hong Kong. Located at the heart of major shopping district Causeway Bay, Her has been designed by Clap to “transport guests to a new planet”. The store – which also serves coffee, cookies and unusual iced coffees […]

Six interlocking concrete blocks form Living Art Pavilion in Shenzhen

Mozhao Architects has added a furniture shop and tea house to a technology park in Shenzhen, in a series of six concrete blocks. Living Art Pavilion was commissioned as part of an effort to increase the cultural offering and public outdoor spaces in the Quanzhi Technology innovation park in Shajing. The pavilion sits between a […]

Lunya styles Williamsburg store like an apartment

A sofa, dining table and bed furnish this shop for luxury sleepwear in Brooklyn, which was designed as a “celebration of the home” to reflect its cosy pieces. The 1,100-square-foot (102-square-metre) Williamsburg space is the latest outpost of the Lunya, a brand that produces chic clothing suited to relaxing at home as well as wearing […]

Gonzalez Haase AAS creates pared-back interiors for Lisbon concept store Tem-plate

White walls, concrete floors and a metallic display fixtures provide a neutral backdrop to the ever-changing fashion collections on show in new Lisbon concept store Tem-plate. Concealed behind an unassuming metal shutter door, the sparsely-furnished Tem-plate store is re-decorated once a month to present different ranges of high-end and limited-edition clothing. “The project represents an […]

Standard Dose CBD store provides “calm escape” in New York City

Arched openings, plants and lightwells are used to create a soothing atmosphere inside this New York shop for CBD-based products, designed by local studio SR Projects. Located in the city’s NoMad neighbourhood, Standard Dose is a three-storey shop selling a curated selection of products featuring CBD, also known as cannabidiol. The substance is a cannabinoid […]

BIG converts 1930s bank to create major new store for Galeries Lafayette in Paris

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has created a “retail laboratory” for French department store Galeries Lafayette inside an art-deco bank on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. BIG sought to celebrate the history of the 1930s building, matching its original art-deco details with opulent displays. But the space is designed to function as more than just a store – […]

Studiopepe celebrates Thai craft inside Jaspal store in Bangkok

Studiopepe has completed a Bangkok boutique for Thai fashion chain Jaspal, using locally sourced materials that include handmade ceramics and rattan. Located within IconSian, one of Thailand‘s largest retail complexes, the 460 square-metre store is designed to feature an array of contrasting surfaces. Studiopepe‘s artistic directors Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto looked to […]

Snøhetta designs both online and physical spaces for Norwegian fashion label Holzweiler

Snøhetta has designed both physical and digital retail spaces for Oslo-based fashion label Holzweiler, featuring a muted colour palette and gridded elements. Holzweiler was keen to offer its customers a similar retail experience both online and in store, so asked Snøhetta to design a showroom and flagship store, but also to create a website to […]

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