The world of retail has changed beyond all recognition, with stores now focusing on providing experiences and becoming more than a place to part with our cash.
Over the years, store design has seen bricks-and-mortar stores transformed into commercial interior design masterpieces. With this in mind, we have compiled a selection of 10 inspiring examples of store design from all over the world:
Swedish apparel brand, Monki, is quirky in nature and aimed at teens looking for something unique to wear. Each of their stores is completely different, but their Oslo store is something really special. Looking more like a nightclub than a shop, this store appeals directly to their teen audience thanks to the use of neon brights and a black backdrop.
2.Timberland, Barcelona Store
Timberland is one retailer with a really solid brand, and all of their stores reflect this perfectly. Their Barcelona store is just one example of how they perfectly execute this in their retail stores. The open spaces allow customers to browse products, whilst the wooden, Earthy details tie the Timberland brand together.
3. J Crew, London
When US retailer J Crew announced they were coming to the UK, everyone knew the result would be a great store. They certainly didn’t disappoint. The ‘Cocktail Hour’ themed flagship store is crisp and clean, with bright vibrant touches that bring the store to life. Unlike anything else on the high street, J Crew have done a great job of standing out on London’s busy Regents Street.
The Romanticism store in China is modernist design at its very best. The basketweave detailing forms a white mesh skin at the store entrance, and continues throughout the whole store. It might form detailing such as benches in store, but the white colouring allows the bright clothes to do all the talking.
5.Fame Agenda, Melbourne
Another retailer using post-modernism in their retail store design is Fame Agenda. Their Melbourne store features a striking transparent exterior, with black laser printed decals reminiscent of historic architecture. This perfect pairing of traditional and conventional stand out in the mall environment and encourages shoppers to look a little closer.
6.Avril Supermarché Santé, Canada
Known for its selection of natural foods, Canadian supermarket Avril stands out from other retailers thanks to its eclectic eco-friendly store design. The colours and material choices all reflect Avril’s brand values, and the use of nature within the store creates a desire to discover their organic product range. Unique and eye-catching, this is no ordinary supermarket.
7. Kids Cavern, Seattle
Stores aimed at children are always feast for the senses and Kids Cavern in Seattle doesn’t disappoint. The candy shop is a tidal wave of translucent lollipops, bright swirling colours, and even a “yellow brick road” that guides shoppers around the store. What makes this extra special is the addition of programmable LEDs that change on demand and create a wonderfully magical shopping experience.
8. Jitrois Boutique, London
In a bid to brighten up a tired environment, French retailer Jitrois Boutique made a splash with their London store. The entire store is lit with LEDs to create a subtle and intimate environment that perfectly fits the brand aesthetics. Coupled with black, acrylic and mirrored finishes; the store really captures and commands attention.
The Middle East is known for its opulent luxury, and the Qela store is no different. This store design example strikes the perfect balance between showcasing the high-end products, whilst sticking close the brand heritage. The store is luxurious and elegant, and immerses shoppers into the world of creative art and design.
Topshop never disappoint with their store designs and their Parisian store is no different. The store perfectly encompasses the recognisable brand, and is designed to attract French customers. Clean layouts, great merchandising and eye-catching windows are all part of the Topshop offering and are all present within this store design.
Each of these stores uses retail design in a completely unique way to transform their stores’ offering. And while they may look different they all have one thing in common; they all encourage shoppers to cross the threshold and part with their cash.
What great examples of store design have you seen recently? We’d love you to share them with us!
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