February 10, 2014

A store called “Dumb Starbucks,” with no affiliation with the actual Starbucks chain, has reportedly opened in Los Angeles.

March 28, 2013

Imagine a store with a back staff of robots, where items appear, almost magically, in the fitting room. A store where customers pay for their purchases in their dressing rooms, without interacting with a single salesperson. You can stop imagining … check out Hointer, an apparel (mostly men’s jeans) shop in Seattle.

February 29, 2008

With its mix of novelty items and popular-culture totems, Spencer Gifts occupies a unique...

December 31, 2006

The retail landscape continues to consolidate, and more chains continue to blend pieces of their...