Bloomingdale's new store in Palo Alto, California, is the retailer's most digitally-sophisticated to date. From smart fitting rooms equipped with wall-mounted tablets to a digital-wallet system, the 125,000-sq.-ft. department store blends high-tech elements with a sleek, modern aesthetic.
Rubio’s Restaurants is rolling out a new design and brand identity to 60 of its locations in California. More modern and contemporary looking, the redesign draws inspiration from the sea. Read more.
Design: The Formation Group (United Kingdom)
Woolrich celebrates its heritage and expanded merchandise offerings at its first U.S. freestanding store. The two-level SoHo flagship is designed as a contemporary retrospective of the company’s 184-year history, showcasing vintage items from the company’s original Pennsylvania mill. Read more.
Design: WP Lavori, Corso, Italy
There’s a new, farmers market-styled specialty grocer taking root in the Midwest: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. With former Sunflower Farmers Market CEO Chris Sherrell at the helm, Fresh Thyme emphasizes organic foods and produce at value prices in a convenient neighborhood-store format. Read More.
Branding designer, concept designer, architect of record: api(+), Tampa, Florida
H&M’s new Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan is the fast-fashion giant’s largest store in the world, a whopping 57,000 sq. ft. Beyond its sheer size, the store breaks new ground for the Swedish retailer in a number of other ways. Read More.
A brand known for its American craftsmanship has opened a flagship in the heart of the Ginza, one of the premier shopping districts in Tokyo. Read More.
Design: Anderson Architects, New York City, in partnership with local architects, Garde Co., Ltd.; (working together, under the direction of Cole Haan VP creative director Andy Gray).