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Decathlon\'s pop-up is located in Old Street Tube station

Store gallery: Decathlon tests first click-and-collect store in London Tube station Video

Decathlon aims to raise brand awareness with its standalone click-and-collect format, which it is trialling in Old Street Tube station in London.

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Fully Booked, Manila

Store gallery: Fully Booked defies the norm with novel store design

Based in Manila, Philippines, Fully Booked uses innovative store design to deviate from the tired book-store as library design model.

The Israel-based retailer set up shop in Covent Garden at the end of last year

Store gallery: Covent Garden as a hidden shopping destination

Often dismissed as being ‘for tourists’, Covent Garden is home to some striking store design. We visit the London shopping destination.

Morrisons Weybridge

In pictures: Morrisons' new 'Format Flex' lab store in Weybridge

The newly opened Morrisons in Weybridge does not feel like a standard Morrisons in spite of the use of its corporate colours.

A waist-high shelf is supported by a ship’s rigging-like affair, creating the impression of a makeshift display but which is in fact permanent.

Store gallery: Happy Socks opens first UK standalone store in Covent Garden

Swedish retailer Happy Socks has opened its first standalone UK store in Covent Garden, using bold store design to make an impact.

This fledgling store is that at 18,000 sq ft it is much smaller than would normally be expected of a new Primark.

Store gallery: Primark opens second Belgian store in Brussels

Last week Primark opened its second store in Belgium, one with a much higher profile than the first owing to its location in Brussels.

Rotterdam’s Markthal boasts a market-place atmosphere that includes mainstream retail offers, all under one spectacular roof.

Store gallery: Rotterdam’s Markthal is a store design showstopper

Rotterdam’s Markthal boasts a market-place atmosphere that includes mainstream retail offers, all under one spectacular roof.

Store design & visual merchandising comment

Waitrose, Marylebone High Street

Comment: Retail destinations can’t afford to stay the same

Change is at the heart of high streets that work and the carefully sculpted Marylebone High Street is among the best at embracing it.

Austin Reed has lost its exclusive reputation, according to Anusha Couttigane

Comment: The truth is Austin Reed has lost its exclusive reputation

The menswear market is thriving, underpinned by a boom in British tailoring, so why does high street icon Austin Reed continue to lose out?


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