#retail Stories

A Terrazzo Track Graces an Airy Running Shop in Brooklyn

Tracksmith's new Williamsburg outpost extends the effortless sophistication of its athletic apparel

Opening Shot
In Qatar, Dior Unveils a Baroque Lounge for VICs

The jewel box of a salon designed by Dimorestudio is a reservations-only portal to the maison’s...

Project Spotlight
Lafayette 148 Returns to its Roots with a Tranquil Flagship in New York’s SoHo

The luxury womenswear brand celebrates its 25-year anniversary with the debut of a new Manhattan...

An Infinity Room Is Hidden Inside CASETiFY’s Hong Kong Flagship

The tech accessories brand pulls back the curtain on its newly unveiled CASETiFY Studio, which...

A Look Inside Surface Area, Our Curated Showroom in the Miami Design District

A dandelion lamp by Studio Drift, ROOM's Wes Anderson–inspired phone booth, an oil lamp slash...

Business of Design
This Is Why Retail Chains Are Reducing Construction Spending

U.S. retailers have decreased construction spending, moving away from brick-and-mortar, which has...

America’s Industrial Past Offers a Vision of Its Post-Mall Future

A clutch of locations across the country in post-industrial locations across have been transformed...

High Design
Yoga, Tea, and Fine Design, Today’s Cannabis Shops Offer More Than Bongs and Buds

CBD and marijuana retailers have turned from hocking papers and pipes to offering complete...

For The Couple Behind Danish Powerhouse HAY, Marriage Is an Act of Design

The Rolf and Mette Hay are keeping up a long tradition of successful partnerships that cross the...

Fashion Label or Arts Patron? With COS, It Can Be Hard to Tell

In its first dozen years, the brand has become just as well known for supporting art and design as...

These are the Best New Stores and Retail Spaces of 2019

The best new shops of the year include a sophisticated CBD boutique, an epic antiques purveyor in...

Louis Vuitton Brings Virgil Abloh and a Whole Lot of Green to the Lower East Side

The mega-brand's monochrome pop-up offers winks to the old LES.

Six Jony Ive Apple Creations That Helped Define The Modern World

From the iMac to Apple's retail presence, Ives oversaw an era of innovation and influence rarely...

In Nolita, a Pop-Up Opts for Stylish Calm Over Fashion Drama

Practical, balanced, and sharp—the wears of O.N.S Clothing now have a pop-up in New York City's...

FEIT’s San Francisco Store is a Minimalist Hypebeast’s Dream

The brand teamed with Jordana Maisie Design Studio for a wood-touched tribute to bespoke, dress...

Six Iridescent Home Goods Perfect for Adding a Little Luster to Your Spaces

Mother-of-pearl, abalone, and opalescence galore.

Shihara’s 3-D Jewelry Collection Is Geometric Perfection

Minimal yet bold—and intrinsically architectural.

Inside Gentle Monster’s New Flagship Boutique, There’s Much More than Meets the Eye

"[We] deliver our most pure intentions and allow the space to curate emotions around the...

Are Hotels the Future of Retail?

Design brands such as Muji, Shinola, and Vipp are forging into a new frontier to peddle their...

Hesperios Is the Urban Retreat New Yorkers Need Now

The knitwear brand’s new brick-and-mortar is equal parts shop, all-day café, and civic garden.

The Oliver Peoples Miami Store Is Pure South Beach Flash

In addition to the art deco design, two special-edition frames were created in tandem with the...

The Webster’s New Manhattan Store Has Fashion-Lovers Flying North for the Winter

Laure Hériard Dubreuil brings her beloved Miami store to the city that never sleeps.

Gentle Monster Brings a Rice Paddy to DTLA

The Korean eyewear label’s first West-Coast store is a pastoral fantasy.

Duccio Grassi Architects Reimagines Max Mara’s Flagship Madison Avenue Boutique

Three years in the making, the redesigned space embraces the brand’s DNA while paying homage to...

Off White’s New Mercer Street Store Doubles as an Art Gallery

Virgil Abloh's first Stateside store explores his label’s physical identity.

Why You Can’t Leave Toronto Without Visiting Mjölk

Eight years into owning their lifestyle shop, founders Juli and John Baker are still crossing...

The Death of Retail As We Know It Is Upon Us

Surface Media’s CEO on why brick-and-mortar shops need to dramatically rethink their ways—or...

Ulla Johnson Wants You To Feel at Home

For her first brick-and-mortar store, the bohemian designer created a warm and welcoming space in...

Dakar Collection: A Transcontinental Collaboration

David Weeks and Abdou Salam Gaye's furniture collection was inspired by Dakar, Senegal's capital...

Forget Living in a Tiny House—Try Shopping in One

New Orleans-based optical brand Krewe takes a piece of home across the U.S.

Tilda Swinton Meets Gentle Monster

The actress collaborated with the South Korean eyewear brand on a beguiling new collection.

Sterling Ruby: Stretching the Canvas

Sterling Ruby combines art and fashion with his close friend Raf Simons.

Knitty Gritty

Tabula Rasa designer Emily Diamandis impressed Design Within Reach with her knitwear know-how.

“A Kook Milieu” Indeed: Kelly Behun’s Pop-Up at Barneys New York

The interior designer found a muse in Holly Solomon, a pop art dealer whose personality was as loud

AHA Front Brings Life to Dumbo

Online store AHA Life opened its first physical location in the Brooklyn neighborhood and designer...

Turning a Carry-On into a Concept Store

The new travel brand, Away, opens a downtown New York shop inspired by two of the founders'...

Othr is 3-D Printing Real Design

The American brand is freeing designers from mass-production and connecting consumers with...