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From Tiffany & Co. to Gucci, high-end stores appeal to the next generation of well-heeled consumers by ditching the old codes of luxury retail.
Vilnius – Išora + Lozuraitytė‘s revamped space for Friends & St-Ws, an optical retailer in Lithuania, features a stunning blue centrepiece.
London – The interiors of the new Wartski gallery in London, designed by Waldo Works, pay respect to the symbiotic nature of the family-owned antiques firm.
Answering the need for escapism in turbulent times, a ‘night fever’ epidemic hits the retail, entertainment and hospitality industries.
New York City – For Claus Porto’s first store overseas, Tacklebox Architecture turned a Manhattan store into a portal to Portugal.
Mol, Belgium – Italian furniture company Minotti showcases the power of contextualisation through its showroom concept: bringing the feel of home to their retail spaces.
Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.
Bellocchi di Fano, Italy – With the modular shopfitting and furniture solutions offered by Gibam Composit, physical retailers can continue to engage and surprise.
Fidenza, Italy – Francesc Rifé Studio uses terracotta, rope, steel and oak to connect the Mallorcan shoe brand to local traditions in Fidenza.
Rostov-on-Don, Russia – In Southern Russia, Eduard Eremchuk’s Guapa Flower Shop treats its products as art installations, with a futuristic environment to match.
Constance, Germany – Studio DLF conceived a technological shopping experience for the new flagship store of Soulfoot Studio Sneaker in Constance, Germany.
Milan – For the new flagship store of Milan-based denim company Jacob Cohën, Area-17 explored the ageing process of every material on display.
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