slideshow | October 20, 2014

Store of the Week: The White Company, Norwich, United Kingdom

British home goods retailer The White Company evokes a feeling of accessible luxury at its new store in Norwich. The 4,000-sq.-ft. space offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside its doors. Read more
Design: Dalzel and Pow, London
slideshow | October 10, 2014

Bloomingdale's, Palo Alto, Calif.

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. 

slideshow | October 2, 2014

Rubio’s Coastal Grill, San Diego

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)


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slideshow | September 26, 2014

Woolrich, New York City

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

slideshow | September 12, 2014

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Mount Prospect, Ill.

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

slideshow | September 5, 2014

U.S. Polo Assn., Brooklyn

Casual apparel brand U.S. Polo Assn. has opened its first location in Brooklyn, in the vicinity of the Barclays Arena. Read More.

Photo credit:  Ajit Menon

Architect/Interior Design:  Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI), New York

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slideshow | September 4, 2014

J.C. Penney, Brooklyn

J.C. Penney Co. is testing new design treatments, merchandise presentations and service options at its new — and first ever — location in Brooklyn, New York. Read More.

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slideshow | August 26, 2014

H&M, New York City

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.

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slideshow | August 22, 2014

Fendi, New York City

The Italian luxury brand Fendi gets social in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, opening a pop-up whose brick walls are adorned with neon hash tag signs. Read More.

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slideshow | August 15, 2014

Cole Haan, Tokyo

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).

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