May 14, 2015

Starbucks has unveiled its new “express” store format, just across from the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan. The 538-sq.-ft. space is one of the most streamlined in the company’s diverse portfolio.

May 8, 2015

Jins Eyewear, one of Japan’s largest eyewear brands, opened its first-ever U.S. store, in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood.

May 1, 2015

Frank & Oak, the online membership-based menswear retailer,  is also  expanding in the physical space, with both permanent locations and pop-ups.

April 3, 2015

U.K. toy retailer Hamleys has opened Europe’s largest toy store, a 73,000-sq.-ft. location close to the Kremlin in Moscow. Designed by Fitch, the two-level space is heavy on interaction and is divided into nine themed areas that combine retail and entertainment.

March 26, 2015

Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, a luxurious 14,000-sq.-ft. bridal shop on the top floor of the Hudson’s Bay flagship and headquarters building in Toronto, took the top prize — Store of the Year — in the Association for Retail Environments 2015 Design Award.

March 20, 2015

AT&T has converted part of its Michigan Avenue flagship in Chicago into a digital interactive museum about the history of communication, from the original patent for the first telephone to modern mobile technologies.

March 13, 2015

C-Spire Wireless is providing a fresh take on  wireless shopping.  The company's new, customer-inspired prototype provides a a hands-on, interactive experience in an easy-to-shop environment that encourages customers to explore.

March 6, 2015

Australian specialty tea retailer T2 has made its U.S. debut, opening a store in the heart of Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. The shop stocks over 200 teas from around the globe along with an extensive assortment of teapots, cups, sifters and other related items.

March 2, 2015

Swarovski has opened its most dazzling store to date, at the new Grand Bazaar Shops on the Las Vegas Strip.

February 27, 2015

Fitness buffs can shop and also get in a workout at Nike’s new women’s-only store at Fashion Island, in Newport Beach, California.

February 23, 2015

Footwear giant Wolverine Worldwide's new outlet store format brings together an assortment of Wolverine's diverse brands in an environment that reflects the company's heritage and dedication to craftsmanship.

February 17, 2015

Jewelry retailer James Avery is offering shoppers a more interactive experience, one that connects customers to the brand, at its store in Alpharetta, Georgia. 

February 5, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff’s New York flagship combines advanced technology with the designer’s fashion-forward apparel and accessories to create a highly engaging and immersive shopping experience — one that’s right in sync with the brand’s omnichannel- and mobile-savvy customer base.

December 8, 2014

British heritage brand Hunter sets the stage for global expansion with a flagship that offers a modern take on British countryside icons.

November 14, 2014

There are more than 20,000 Starbucks around the globe, but only one of those stores—specifically the one in the artsy Fremont section of Seattle— has a five-foot tall neon letter “f” inside it.

November 12, 2014

Starbucks’ new outpost in the Fremont section of Seattle fits right in with the artsy neighborhood. The company moved from a smaller store in the area to a spacious two-level corner site, complete with a mezzanine.  

November 6, 2014

Skincare brand Murad has opened its first stand-alone retail store, on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. 

October 31, 2014

Design elements throughout the shop, such as Great Moo-ments in Ben & Jerry’s History, featured in the art pack, tell the story of Ben & Jerry’s in a graphic timeline that dates back to 1978. 

October 24, 2014

Bond No. 9 raises the bar for fragrance retailers with its redesigned flagship in downtown Manhattan.

October 20, 2014
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
October 10, 2014

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. 

September 25, 2014

Rubio’s Restaurants is updating its menu offerings and brand to better reflect its coastal roots.

September 12, 2014

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.

September 5, 2014

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