Showroom 2.0
Oct 20, 2016Stores

California Closets unveils its new showroom concept, which is focused on the customer

Postcard: Washington, D.C.
Oct 06, 2016Stores

Explore the diverse retail scene in our nation’s capital

Converse’s Boston Headquarters Gets a Bold Visual Statement
Oct 06, 2016Visual Merchandising

A chandelier made from Chuck Taylors creates an impactful brand moment at the Converse headquarters

Fashion Re-boot
Sep 29, 2016Stores

UGG arrives in Disney Springs with a new location courtesy of Checkland Kindleysides.

Class Is In Session
Sep 22, 2016Trends

La Marzocco spreads a love of espresso at its Seattle outpost through education

Kellogg’s Opens Cereal Cafe Concept Store in New York
Sep 14, 2016Stores

First permanent Kellogg’s NYC cafe debuts in Times Square

Philips Lighting’s New Architectural Lighting Segment Reimagines the Spatial Experience
Sep 12, 2016Visual Merchandising

Luminous patterns from Philips Lighting adds visual impact for retail design

Nendo Redesigns Women’s Hat Store in Tokyo’s Seibu Shibuya Department Store
Aug 30, 2016Visual Merchandising

A creative ‘hat cloud’ offers a fantasy-like visual display for women’s hats at Seibu Shibuya

Postcard: Houston
Aug 30, 2016Stores

Luxury reigns supreme in Houston's burgeoning retail scene

Target, MIT Media Lab, IDEO Launch Food + Future coLab
Aug 29, 2016Trends

Food + Future coLab aims to drive positive change in how the world looks at food

Raccoon Games Comic Book Store Gets Edgy New Home
Aug 25, 2016Visual Merchandising

Raccoon Games relocates from a 538-sq.-ft. store into a more than 5,000-sq.-ft. space in Seville, Spain

Explore Artegon—The Anti-Mall Retail Destination
Aug 25, 2016Stores

One retail concept that’s generating buzz is Artegon Marketplace, an 865,000-sq.-ft. “anti-mall” that is putting the artisan movement on center stage in a unique indoor shopping environment.

On Trend: Space-Saving Design
Aug 22, 2016Visual Merchandising

Arch11 creates an innovative European and industrial atmosphere in a Denver wine store.

Saks Opens New Flagship Store in Toronto
Aug 18, 2016Stores

Saks Fifth Avenue unveils a long-awaited new flagship in a new city, Toronto. Dynamic, artistic and expressive, it tells the story of the new Saks.

Target’s New LA25 Test Rollout Hits the Customer Experience Bull’s-Eye
Aug 17, 2016Stores

Target’s latest LA25 initiative tests innovations focused on presentation and service

Envie de Fraise Debuts First Standalone Shop in Paris
Aug 16, 2016Technology

French e-commerce maternity brand Envie de Fraise opens its first bricks-and-mortar location

Raccoon Games Opens a Store with ‘Industrial Geek’ Vibes
Aug 15, 2016Stores

Raccoon Games’ relocated store in Spain is inspired by the idea of industrial archaeology

A Tree Grows Through It
Aug 12, 2016Stores

A cold-pressed juice shop in Amsterdam features a unique design element.

Design Transparency
Jul 28, 2016Technology

An online archive of Aesop’s signature stores, “Taxonomy of Design” is, as described on the website, “intended not only to document the creation of Aesop stores, but also to celebrate a unique approach to retail architecture and design that is respectful of community, culture and history.”


Nino Álvarez Invokes Luxury and Spatial Order
Jul 27, 2016Stores

Barcelona’s Nino Álvarez offers a warm design with bold geometric lines that serve as fixturing and art

UM Junior’s Retail Store in Macau Offers Personality and Originality
Jul 26, 2016Stores

A unique new retail space for luxury children’s brand UM Junior

Sonia Rykiel Opens its First Freestanding Store in U.S.
Jul 26, 2016Stores

The boutique brand marks its Parisian style and class in the new New York location with the help of Design Compendium

Postcard: Brooklyn
Jul 26, 2016Stores

An upbeat city immersed in a diverse retail scene

Life Cycle
Jul 19, 2016Stores

Intersport Klöpping decided to renovate its old store building in Jessen,Germany, embracing the existing building’s structure and creating a vibrant interior full of visual merchandising tricks and props.

Emerging Trend: Buy Online, Pick-Up In Store (BOPIS)
Jul 18, 2016Trends

Madix Inc. brings BOPIS system solution to the pick-up trend

Kum & Go Marketplace Changes C-Store Landscape
Jul 18, 2016Stores

Midwestern chain Kum & Go is elevating the c-store experience from the traditional grab-and-go to destination retail with a new Marketplace concept

Jigsaw Stands Out with a Bold Aesthetic
Jul 11, 2016Visual Merchandising

U.K.-based design agency Checkland Kindleysides brings unique architecture to the Jigsaw brand in London's Westfield

Bolon Repositions Its Brand with a New Flagship in Shanghai
Jul 08, 2016Stores

China’s top-selling eyewear company Bolon upgrades its retail image with a striking new store design

Farm Fresh
Jun 28, 2016Trends

Berlin-based indoor farming start-up INFARM brings fresh ingredients to urban areas with vertical farms

5 Tech Trends Shaping Retail
Jun 22, 2016Trends

In our hyper-connected world, retailers are working hard to think outside of the box to create online-offline hybrid experiences in physical store environments.

Smart Showroom
Jun 22, 2016Technology

London Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom's remodel implements smart technology

Tech Disruptors
Jun 17, 2016Technology

Looking ahead, technology will have an even greater influence on the relationship between the customer and the retailer—online, in-store, and on mobile devices.

Retail Trend: Making It Personal
Jun 14, 2016Trends

Retailers take customization to a new level with special store features designed to give shoppers ultimate personalization

Samsung 837 Flagship: The Un-Store
Jun 06, 2016Stores

Experience takes center stage at the New York Samsung 837 flagship, a techie playground where it's all about interaction

Nothing But Net
Jun 03, 2016Stores

The NBA draws in fans by bringing 'the game experience to the shopping experience' with its new flagship store

Eye Tracker Technology for Retail
Jun 02, 2016Technology

design:retail puts Tobii’s eye-tracking glasses to the test

Emerging Retail Trend: Lounge Life
Jun 02, 2016Trends

Three retailers have turned sales floor areas into informal lounge-like respites that exude a friendly no-stress-found-here personalized approach.

Food Heroes
Jun 02, 2016Stores

SuperValu grocery stores in Ireland model an open, 'festival atmosphere' with their redesign by Household

CORAZYs Offers a Colorful Visual Merchandising Approach in Tokyo
May 31, 2016Visual Merchandising

Vibrant visual merchandising creates a colorful store concept for CORAZYs

Versatile Design has Running Apparel Retailer Oiselle Flying High
May 24, 2016Stores

Flexibility, experience and community soar sky high with uber-versatile fixtures and merchandising at Seattle boutique Oiselle.

Postcard: Prague
May 24, 2016Stores

An urban retail renaissance is taking place in Prague’s city center

Menswear Brand Heritage Unveils a Melting Pot of Classic, Cultural and Contemporary Store Design
May 10, 2016Stores

Heritage weaves its brand and textile history through a contemporary New Delhi interior that somehow also evokes classic design and tradition

Carvana Creates State-of-the-Art Vending Machine
Apr 27, 2016Stores

Automated retail hits the auto industry in the form of Carvana’s five-story vending machine

Non-profit Coffeehouse Credo Makes an Impact in Orlando, Fla.
Apr 20, 2016Stores

Credo invites patrons to engage in conversation, connect with community

Ports 1961 Debuts a Dramatic, Sculptural New Flagship in Shanghai
Apr 04, 2016Stores

Drama and high-fashion collide at Ports 1961’s relocated mega flagship that reimagines the brand persona

Perry Ellis Unveils High-Tech Retail Environmnet
Apr 01, 2016Technology

The prep-style brand's new in-store shop boasts first-of-its-kind retail technology

Chocolate Pop-up Shop
Mar 31, 2016Visual Merchandising

Pop-up retail is popping up (sorry, had to do it!) all over the place. Couture chocolate brand jcoco is up to the challenge of making a real retail impact in a short period of time.

Ted Baker Unveils Amsterdam Flagship
Mar 21, 2016Stores

The quirky U.K. fashion brand melds the best of cool Britannia with Dutch classic design for its new retail flagship

Second-Hand Supermarket Store Opens in Amsterdam
Mar 18, 2016Stores

Dutch organic supermarket chain Marqt, which at its newest store in Amsterdam, wanted to maintain its reputation for good quality produce and specialist products, but move away from what it felt was a consumer perception of being high-priced.

Emerging Trend: Incubator Retail Spaces
Mar 17, 2016Trends

Temporary retail concept Seaport Studios in New York is an anchor for the emerging trend of incubator retail

Primark Sails its U.S. Flagship into Boston
Mar 14, 2016Stores

The Irish discount fashion retailer unveils its first U.S. retail store

Audi Creates a Multimedia Experience with LED Video Screens
Mar 09, 2016Technology

Automaker Audi goes high-tech with an augmented reality experience that connects digital and physical

Dispensary Design Trends
Mar 04, 2016Trends

Three retail concepts bringing design to the marijuana business

DICK’S Sporting Goods Unveils Chelsea Collective—a new women’s fitness and lifestyle concept
Mar 02, 2016Stores

The athleisure trend sports a hip new urban home in the form of Chelsea Collective

Michaels Teams Up with DIY Online Startup Darby Smart
Mar 02, 2016Technology

Crafts retailer Michaels partners with Darby Smart’s online community of makers

David Rockwell Designs Visual Mega-Statement at Brookfield Place
Feb 23, 2016Visual Merchandising

New York’s Brookfield Place featured a suspended illuminated sculpture called “Luminaries” over the holiday season

Sundance Expands Its Retail Presence
Feb 23, 2016Stores

Sundance opens new redesigned stores across the country

BCBG Expands Its Global Footprint with a New Flagship
Feb 19, 2016Stores

BCBG’s new Mexico City flagship shines in luxurious Altavista

Remodeled Meijer Supercenters Introduce All-LED Lighting
Feb 15, 2016Trends

Meijer launches all-LED lighting program across four stores

Dylan’s Candy Bar Opens a Second New York Flagship in Union Square
Feb 10, 2016Stores

Dylan’s Candy Bar continues its candy-coated retail expansion with a second sugary bite in the Big Apple

Lowe’s Enters Manhattan with Smaller-Format Concept Stores
Feb 05, 2016Stores

Home improvement big-box chain Lowe’s brings its big brand of happy homes and hardware to scale with two shrunken sites in NYC

Crabtree & Evelyn’s Store Windows on Regent Street Put the English Countryside on Full Display
Jan 01, 2016Visual Merchandising

English Still Rooms inspire the design of Crabtree & Evelyn’s store windows in London

Fitness Company Peloton Opens Showrooms Across the Country
Jan 01, 2016Trends

Peloton brings the experiential aspect of its products to customers in real life via new showrooms in affluent malls

Blue Nile Launches a ‘Webroom’
Jan 01, 2016Technology

Jewelry e-tailer Blue Nile dabbles in bricks-and-mortar retail with a ‘webroom’ in Long Island’s Roosevelt Field Mall

Winning Windows 2015
Jan 01, 2016Visual Merchandising

For the first time ever, Lord & Taylor is awarded best holiday windows in New York

FLOW Debuts a Friendly Store Design to Engage with Customers
Jan 01, 2016Stores

High-tech meets eclectic at new telecom superstore FLOW in Montego Bay, Jamaica

ShopWithMe Blends Online and Physical Store Retailing into a Traveling Digital Experience
Jan 01, 2016Technology

ShopWithMe’s “smart store” offers the next wave of retail design with a tech-savvy, flexible store environment—all ready to go up overnight

Les Copains Makes Its U.S. Debut with a Bold Visual Statement
Oct 08, 2015Visual Merchandising

Contemporary artist Zachary Crane creates a black-and-white installation for Les Copains’ first-ever U.S. atelier in Atlanta

Small Tea’s Flagship Store Offers a Modern Sanctuary for Tea Lovers
Oct 08, 2015Visual Merchandising

The tea harvesting and drying process inspires a stunning ceiling treatment at Small Tea’s flagship lounge

Innovation Labs Imagine Retail’s Future
Oct 01, 2015Technology

Lowe’s, CVS and other retailers launch innovation labs to generate bold new ideas

The Dandy Lab: A Tech-Laden Concept Store Arrives in London
Oct 01, 2015Technology

Blending technology, menswear brands and customer experience, The Dandy Lab tests a host of innovations in this new concept store

Under Armour Unveils Chicago Brand House Store Concept
Oct 01, 2015Stores

Under Armour protects its invigorating brand promise with an adrenaline-induced Brand House in the heart of Chicago

The Nuttery Shows Off Its Delicious Wares in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oct 01, 2015Stores

Nuts, chocolates and dried fruits are used as art elements for display at The Nuttery’s new retail store

John Varvatos Opens a Rock ’n’ Roll Retail Store in Detroit
Oct 01, 2015Stores

Hometown king John Varvatos opens in Detroit with a beer-soaked, salvage-yard, heavy-metal bang

Goodwill Opens Designer Boutiques
Oct 01, 2015Trends

Nonprofit Goodwill showcases upscale goods in its new Goodwill Boutique stores and proves that cheap can be chic

Hugg Features a Striking Store Design in Melbourne, Australia
Oct 01, 2015Stores

Timber craftsmanship and materials left in their natural state inspire an eye-catching design for specialty store Hugg

Postcard: New Retail in Sao Paulo
Oct 01, 2015Stores

Brazilian retail stores bring the outdoors in to their designs

E-Concept Rent the Runway Continues to Establish Its Bricks-and-Mortar Presence
Sep 01, 2015Technology

Rent the Runway’s latest physical stores offer an extension of the brand’s online platform with an enhanced customer experience

Visual Merchandising Takes Center Stage at Philippe DUBUC’s Store
Sep 01, 2015Visual Merchandising

Menswear brand Philippe DUBUC’s Saint-Pierre Street boutique in Montreal features a visually stunning sculpture

Burlington Arcade Reopens After Renovation with a Gorgeous Visual Display
Sep 01, 2015Visual Merchandising

Zoe Bradley Design creates two floral paper chandeliers for Burlington Arcade’s summer art exhibition

New App Changes Shopping for Fashion
Sep 01, 2015Technology

Retailers embrace technology with a new mobile payment app to offer customers a seamless experience

Retail Design Eye Candy Offers a Visual Merchandising Treat at Squish
Sep 01, 2015Visual Merchandising

Gourmet gummies and other special candies are artfully displayed at candy emporium Squish in Montreal

LED Technology Offers Transparent Window Displays
Sep 01, 2015Technology

Next-gen LED window displays allow store windows to draw the consumer in-store

Ben & Jerry’s Signapore Features a Dreamy Custom Light Fixture
Sep 01, 2015Visual Merchandising

Creative lighting fixture design is showcased at the ice cream maker’s Signapore shop

Trends in Fast-Food Retail Design
Aug 01, 2015Trends

Quick-service restaurants are upping the design ante the world over with new concepts and innovative store design

Joseph Abboud Debuts First Freestanding Retail Store
Aug 01, 2015Stores

American menswear designer Joseph Abboud brings the gentile sophistication of a Savile Row haberdashery to its new retail store on Madison Avenue

Fruttare Tests Out New Store Concept with Pop-Up in Brazil
Aug 01, 2015Stores

Unilever’s frozen popsicle brand Fruttare opens a pilot pop-up store in Sao Paulo

Sun & Sand Sports Opens Global Flagship in Dubai
Aug 01, 2015Technology

Middle East sporting goods retailer Sun & Sand Sports offers an interactive shopping experience with digital hubs

Kit and Ace Debuts Flagship Store in Trendy Nolita
Aug 01, 2015Stores

Canadian retailer Kit and Ace expands its fashionable and functional clothing stores to New York and beyond

Postcard: Denver’s Vibrant Retail Scene
Aug 01, 2015Stores

A peak at exciting retail store design in Denver

Renovation and Expansion of the UBC Campus Bookstore in Vancouver
Aug 01, 2015Visual Merchandising

The University of British Columbia campus bookstore celebrates its 95th anniversary with a renovated design that boasts visual intrigue