Aesop opts for a more luxurious feel with marble fittings at Piccadilly Arcade store

Geometric floor tiles, marble fixtures and flesh-coloured hues appear inside this Aesop store in central London, which has been designed by film director Luca Guadagnino. The Aesop store is set on the corner of London’s Piccadilly Arcade, a covered passageway of luxury shops that includes fine jewellery boutiques, bespoke tailors and small-scale art galleries. Its […]

Rei Kawakubo creates Parisian beauty store Dover Street Parfums Market

High-end fashion department store Dover Street Market has opened a beauty-focused branch at the heart of Paris, where products are displayed inside towering textured columns. Located just a few minutes walk from Paris’ Musée Picasso, Dover Street Parfums Market is solely dedicated to selling perfumes, make-up and grooming products. This marks a change from the […]

White tiles camouflage Aesop store against Taipei’s urban landscape

The white-tile interior of this Aesop store has been designed by Mlkk Studio to match the materiality of buildings dotted around Taipei’s Daan district. The Aesop Daan Signature store – which is shortlisted in the retail category of the 2019 Dezeen Awards – is located on a quiet street corner, and takes inspiration from the pale […]

Aim Architecture creates apothecary-style beauty store in Hong Kong

Hundreds of stainless steel drawers line the walls of this cosmetics store in Hong Kong, which has been designed by Aim Architecture to emulate a traditional apothecary. Taking cues from traditional chemists – where medicines were stored in apothecary cabinets made up of small drawers – the store is designed to be a space for […]

Labyrinth of hanging lace entices visitors inside Self-Portrait’s New York pop-up

Translucent swathes of white and pink floral lace hang from six-metre-high wooden frames inside this New York pop-up store, designed by Storey Studio. The pop-up store is located at the heart of the SoHo neighbourhood and is the first physical retail space that Self-Portrait has opened in the United States. Prior to this, pieces from […]

Foster + Partners’ latest Apple Store opens in central Tokyo

The latest Apple Store in Tokyo is fronted by a row of two-storey protruding windows that turn the shopfront into a series of display cabinets. Located near the Imperial Palace in the Marunouchi district of central Tokyo, the Apple Store has been deigned by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Apple’s design team. Built on […]

WGNB designs all-black flagship store for fashion brand Juun.J

Korean practice WGNB has designed the flagship shop for fashion brand Juun.J in Seoul as a cluster of black geometric forms. Working with the motifs of circles, triangles and squares, the store occupies a black-rendered building that abuts a cafe with a steep triangular roof sweeping down to cover a glazed circular courtyard. WGNB drew on […]

Wavy white concrete roof tops Foster + Partners’ Apple Aventura store in Miami

Foster + Partners has completed its latest Apple Store in Miami with an undulating white concrete roof that draws on the city’s art deco buildings. The British architecture firm worked closely with former Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive, who left the company earlier this year, on the project. Called Apple Aventura, the store is located […]

Francis Bacon prints and honeycomb feature in Simone Rocha’s Hong Kong store

Sculptural bees nests encased in transparent boxes are the focal point of Simone Rocha’s new store that has opened in Hong Kong. The Simone Rocha store has been designed by the fashion label’s in-house team to feature a host of unusual artworks, resulting in a gallery-like interior. It’s located in Hong Kong’s central business district […]

Scott & Scott Architects outfit Vancouver’s Fig facial bar with scalloped green walls

Perforated green steel walls form curved nooks slotted with a washbasin and shelving inside this beauty store in Vancouver, designed by local studio Scott & Scott Architects. Scott & Scott Architects designed the store for Fig – a skincare bar founded by Anita Chan and Jessica Walsh that offers a range of treatments including facials […]

Ganni’s first UK flagship is meant to resemble a Danish home

Danish fashion label Ganni has opened a UK store in London’s Soho that’s been completed with homely, pastel-tone interiors created in collaboration with Stamuli Architecture. The store opened its doors on Soho’s Beak Street this weekend, signalling the first time that UK shoppers are able to “experience the Ganni universe in full” – until now […]

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 […]

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