In pictures: The 10 best stores of the decade

Samsung refers to its stores in London’s Coal Drop Yard as a “global experience flagship”. It may sound pompous, but this store actually delivers as where else can you virtually drive a car of the future, spray a wall with digital ink or see what the inte

Store design expert John Ryan selects the 10 most landmark shops that have opened over the past decade.

A decade is a long time and unexpected things always happen during the course of any 10-year period. There have been twists and turns in the world of stores, with new formats, new ways of doing things and customers on new shopping journeys.

In selecting the stores of the decade, I’ve looked for shops that could be viewed as landmarks and illustrative of the various trends that have become apparent since 2010.

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