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White Stuff Bluewater

In pictures: White Stuff opens retro flagship in Bluewater

White Stuff has opened a flagship store in Bluewater shopping mall with a retro interior that aims to create a domestic feel.  

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Open for a little under a year, this small store has bold graphics, glass counters and serveries and a cafe at the front.

Store gallery: Spar Gourmet combines artisan store design with convenience

Dublin’s Spar Gourmet store is the answer to how retailers can combine convenience with an artisanal in-store experience.

In the Westfield London store a vast blue neon eagle dominates the high glass frontage, drawing the eye upwards so the shopper gets a view of both floors and the staircase that connects them.

Store gallery: American Eagle Outfitters lands in the UK Video

US fashion retailer American Eagle Outfitters has made its Western European debut with three stores in Westfield and Bluewater shopping centres.

At Mothercare\'s Gateshead a soft play area has been introduced.

In pictures: Mothercare reveals two new-look stores

Maternity specialist Mothercare has opened its first two revamped stores under the direction of new chief executive Mark Newton-Jones.

The store is a white box with computer monitors on the ground floor and mannequins wearing the products in the basement.

Store gallery: Boohoo.com’s New York pop-up shop raises brand awareness

Etailer Boohoo.com has used its New York pop-up shop to combine online and physical retail, increasing brand awareness in the process.

Cheap and cheerful is the order of the day and there is a conspicuous amount of circulation space. The two members of staff who were behind the counter at the cash desk said that this store “has more aesthetic appeal” than Card Factory.

Store gallery: Card Market champions cheap and cheerful store design

WHSmith has added to its empire with a new discount chain called Card Market. Retail Week pays a visits to the retailer’s Swindon branch.

From the selfie ‘innovation lounge’ to the white brick walled ‘play’ area for children, there is something for everybody.

Store gallery: Samsung Galaxy Studio is a customer experience playground

The Samsung Galaxy Studio New York shop gives meaning to the idea of stores as play areas, putting customer experience first.

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Selfridges Christmas window 2014

Comment: Christmas windows are about more than driving sales

If we didn’t have the festive feeling and everything associated with it, Christmas wouldn’t happen. It was the shops wot done it.

Penzance, Quay st.

Comment: Do retailers care about locations outside London?

Do retailers care about places other than the capital? John Ryan explores Penzance, where retailer coverage rather than care appears paramount.

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