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Inside Leica’s Kyoto Store

Iconic camera maker Leica hit the web a few weeks ago to offer a glimpse into the conceptual design behind its Kyoto flagship store located on Hanamikoji street in the Gion district. Occupying a recently renovated 100-year-old, two-story townhouse, t...

Opening Ceremony Shoreditch Opens in Ace Hotel London

Opening Ceremony, the brainchild of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon has launched its newest location in Shoreditch, London at the Ace Hotel London. The label invited British designer Max Lamb to work the concept of the store and the resulting boutique fe...

adidas Originals Shanghai Flagship Store Opening

Following its recent opening, HYPEBEAST photographer Benoit Florencon was invited to photograph Shanghai’s new adidas Originals flagship store to share with you, our readers. Preceding locations in Seoul, London, Moscow, New York and Paris, all of th...

The Goodhood Store Announces Shoreditch Flagship

Seven years have seen The Goodhood Store turn from a cult favorite shop into one of the most relevant contemporary outposts in the world. That kind of growth also marks high time for a move, and with that, the East London retailer has announced a for...

Dover Street Market: Tachiagari for 2014 Fall/Winter

Dover Street Market is set for the change in seasons with the latest installment of its biannual Tachiagari (“beginning” or “start”) as it ushers in the debut of Fall/Winter 2014 product. This time around, the seasonal changeo...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 2 – A Job Versus a Career

From the narrow perspective of a wholesaler, Japan and the United States of America may appear to share many similar buying characteristics, yet our favorite clothiers have an exceptionally different opinion. As examined in Part 1 of our discussion –...

HEAD PORTER Osaka Grand Opening

With only a handful of flagships across Japan, each and every HEAD PORTER location has become a bit of rariety. The recent opening of the latest Osaka location carries on many interior design similarities as its previous Harajuku location. The interi...

A Look Inside NikeLab 1948 London

Last month, Nike opened six brick and mortar concept stores in London, New York, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Dubbed “NikeLab,” these concept stores aim to push the boundaries of retail strategy and presentation and will serve as...

Solebox Opens New Location in Berlin

A little over a year ago we turned our eye on Solebox Berlin for an edition of HYPEBEAST Spaces. Since then though, the brand has accomplished a number of impressive feats – including sold-out collaborations with Reebok and Saucony – expanding its in...

BAIT Opens New Store In Los Angeles

As its name would suggest, BAIT aims to captivate those around them through a series of well-curated products spanning fashion and footwear. Now looking to expand on its cultural influence, the Californian brand recently opened its latest shop on Mel...

Floral Shop “AMKK” by the POOL aoyama

The latest revamped interior pop-up concept located within the POOL aoyama has been unveiled, who enlisted the help of Japanese group AMKK to create a combined flower and apparel shop. AMKK is headed by flower artist Makoto Azuma, who specializes in...

Hermes “Fox’s Den” Window Installation by Zim & Zou

For the Hermès store in the Paseo de Gracià shopping district of Barcelona, French design studio Zim & Zou were employed to craft an intricate window display that has now been dubbed the “Fox’s Den.” Made entirely by hand, this installation tells...

Nike 1994: A Look Inside Nike’s First Ever Brazilian Pop-Up Shop

Since June 12, the world’s attention has turned to Brazil. As a fledgling market increasingly hoping to compete with elite cities in fashion and style, Nike took the opportunity to launch the expansive country’s first ever pop-up shop: Ni...

GUMGUMGUM Reopening

After first launching late last year, Hong Kong lifestyle store GUMGUMGUM has re-opened its doors after moving to a new similar space further down the street from its former location. The new location features artwork from artist Michael Lau and seve...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 1 – A Buyer’s Identity

In the wake of the recent Jackson-Woodson firings in the NBA, I considered just how difficult it is for a coach to properly induce a particular philosophy or style of play, whilst inspiring and maximizing his players’ talents. More than just a strate...