All Store of the week articles – Page 10

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    Store of the week: Kurt Geiger Regent Street


    There’s been every reason to admire the Kurt Geiger format that’s been around for a while now. The mirrored cubes on which the merchandise is displayed, piled on top of each other, give a show-stopping entrance to every store.

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    Store of the week: Guess Regent Street


    Guess opened its largest store in Europe (there are close to 250 of them across the Continent) on Regent Street in September. At 6,000 sq ft, this is a large space and fills the unit previously occupied by Next.

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    Helly Hansen Manchester


    The newly opened Helly Hansen store, in Manchester’s Arndale Centre, says much about the Continental view of the UK.

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    Store of the week: Tesco – My Narodni Prague


    Tesco has opened its second department store in the Czech Republic, after its debut in the northern city of Liberec in March.

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    Store of the week: Opening Ceremony, Tokyo


    US retailer Opening Ceremony welcomed shoppers to its first store outside North America at the end of August, when it opened a seven-floor quasi-department store in Tokyo.

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    Store of the week: Estella Cologne, Germany


    This is Estella – a name that will be almost totally unfamiliar to British ears as it is a fledgling retailer that has just opened its first store, in Cologne.

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    Store of the week: Cavells Outdoor Oakham, Rutland


    Oakham is a small town of 12,000 people from which Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton are all similarly distant. As such, any retailer wishing to attract anything other than very local shoppers has to provide an environment that can’t be found elsewhere.

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    Store of the week: Manolo Blahnik, Dublin


    If there’s one thing that upscale shoemaker Manolo Blahnik is famous for, it has to be killer heels. This is the purveyor of footwear that leaves women feeling empowered and men emasculated with dizzyingly high heels being de rigeur.

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    Store of the week: Dr Martens Spitalfields


    The Dr Martens pop-up shop in trendy Spitalfields epitomises all that’s best about the rage for stores that are here today and may be gone by tomorrow.

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    Store of the week: Havaianas Sao Paulo, Brazil


    This impressive store really is a long way away: Sao Paulo in Brazil to be precise.

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    Store of the Week: Camper Beaubourg, France


    Spanish shoe retailer and brand Camper provides a new reason for visiting the Paris’s Beaubourg area with a store that takes a pretty unusual stance to visual merchandising and layout.

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    Store of the week: Levi’s Women Paris


    In the heart of Parisian denim country, on the Rue Pierre Lescot, is the new Levi’s Women store. Design consultancy Checkland Kindleysides’ creation spreads over two storeys and aims at a more mature customer than the traditional Levi’s-clad teen, according to the designers.

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    Store of the week: Nysa Wine Boutique, Westfield London


    The Nysa Wine Boutique is a one-off in the UK, with a single outpost on Westfield London’s fringe as you approach from Shepherd’s Bush tube station.

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    Store of the week: Louis Vuitton Westfield London


    This is Louis Vuitton in Westfield, London, last week the scene of an opening event that featured an urban garden, created by artist Jeremy Deller. Quite what the collection of plants – contained within black plastic bin bags and resting on a straw-strewn floor – had to do with the ...

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    Store of the week: Nike Covent Garden


    It’s close to a year since Nike unveiled the glass cube that appeared to be suspended between floors in its Oxford Circus flagship and wowed all who visited. This store, in the heart of Covent Garden, is a more recent addition to the US sportswear giant’s portfolio.

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    Store of the week: Lulu Guinness London


    Handbag designer and homewares retailer Lulu Guinness is 20, or at least the brand that bears her name is, and this store, which has just opened on Ellis Street in the heart of London’s ritzy Knightsbridge, stands as evidence that the creative streak has not deserted her.

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    Store of the week: Chez Jean, Paris


    Chez Jean is a convenience store, a cafe, a top-up shop or maybe even an emergency dinner ingredients shop.

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    Store of the week: Zain, Bahrain


    Zain, a Bahrain-based phone retailer, has just unveiled a flagship in the Emirate’s Seef Mall. At 3,550 sq ft, this single-floor store has a large footprint by the sector’s standards.

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    Store of the week: Wigmore Sports London


    Wigmore Sports is an independent racquet sports specialist in London’s West End that emerged from a store-wide makeover at the end of last year. The redesign was the handiwork of London design consultancy Portland. Over two floors and 3,765 sq ft, it shows what can ...

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    Store of the Week: House of Barbie, Shanghai


    Barbie’s turned 50 and strangely remains as shapely and improbable as ever – there must be a very ugly portrait somewhere in her attic. Perhaps it’s in Shanghai’s House of Barbie, which opened earlier this month and is a multi-floored, 40,000 sq ft homage to this icon of unachievable femininity.