Barneys Co-Op Named Store of the Year in CSA Design Competition

Check out the complete list of this year’s winning projects

New York City -- Barneys Co-Op, in Brooklyn, N.Y., won top honors in Chain Store Age’s 29th annual Store of the Year Retail Design Competition, which attracted entries from around the globe. Taking inspiration from the avant-garde art galleries that abound in the area, the 9,400-sq.-ft. store is in-tune with the emerging character of the neighborhood while being respectful of Brooklyn’s history. The space has a hip, upscale industrial look that feels right at home in the locale (Click here for photos).

In addition to being named Store of the Year, Barneys Co-Op took top honors in the soft lines category (5,000 to 15,000 sq. ft.) and the fitting room category. AEdifica, Montreal, served as the design firm and architect for the project.

In addition to the category winners, the judges gave  a special award for innovation to the Flagship Store Powered by Reebok, at the New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (click here for photos). A flexible design allows the interior to be easily transformed to accommodate either of the stadium’s resident football teams -- the New York Giants and New York Jets.

Barneys Co-Op, Reebok and all the other winners of the Store of the Year competition will be featured in Chain Store Age’s March issue.

Here is a complete list of this year’s winning projects (all are first place except where noted):

Store of the Year
Barneys Co-Op, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Soft Lines (less than 5,000 sq. ft.)
Merrel, Rockford, Mich.
Honorable Mention: Verona Vibe, Gatineau, Quebec

Soft Lines (5,000 to 15,000 sq. ft.)
Barney’s Co-Op, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Honorable Mention: Flagship Store Powered By Reebok, East Rutherford, N.J.

Soft Lines (15,000 sq. ft. plus)
Aeropostale, New York City

Hard Lines (less than 5,000 sq. ft.)
metroPCS, Orlando
Honorable Mention: Lego, New York City 
Honorable Mention: Britto, Miami

Hard Lines (greater than 15,000 sq. ft.)
Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, King of Prussia, Pa.

Lakeview Grocery, New Orleans
Honorable Mention:  Longo’s, Toronto
Honorable Mention: Calgary Co-Op, Calgary, Alberta

Swiss Farms, Milmonth, Park, Penn.

Casual Dining
Laughing Noodle, Springfield, Ohio
Honorable Mention: Tom & Eddie’s, Chicago  

The Chairman’s Suites, Toronto
Honorable Mention: Autostrada, Vaughn, Ontario

Specialty Food
SAQ Signature, Quebec City, Quebec
Honorable Mention: The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, Calif.

Department Store
Liverpool Polanco, Mexico City
Honorable Mention: Bloomingdale’s, Santa Monica, Calif.

Discount/Mass Merchant
The Exchange, Oklahoma City, Oka.
Drug Store
Duane Reade, New York City

Attraction Retailing
Disney Store, Montebello, Calif.

Donato Salon + Spa, Toronto
Honorable Mention:  Bravern Red Door Spa, Bellevue, Wash.

Home Improvement
Almacenes Corono, Bogota, Columbia

Snaidero USA, New York City
Honorable Mention: Centura, Montreal, Quebec

In-store Shop
Women’s Shoe Dept., Macy’s, Oakbrook, Ill.

Pop-up Store
Ridemakerz, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

International hard Lines (less than 10,000 sq. ft.)
Nokia Experience Centre, Delhi, India
Honorable Mention: Holpe+,  Shenzen, China  

International Hard Lines (over 10,000 sq.ft.)
Suning elite, Shenzen, China

International Soft Lines
Levi’s, London
Honorable Mention: Carlo Pazolini, Milan, Italy

International Department Store
Lotte, Seoul, South Korea
Honorable Mention: Lotte, Busan, South Korea

International Supermarket
Landmark Supermarket, Manila, Phillippines

International Currency Exchange, Quebec City, Quebec

Fitting Room
Barneys Co-Op, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cash Wrap
7 for all Mankind, Santa Monica, Calif.

Red Door Spa, Phoenix
Architect: cmda design bureau inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.
Honorable Mention:  Walgreens, Oak Park, Ill.

Special Judges Award for Innovation
Flagship Store Powered By Reebok, East Rutherford, N.J.

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