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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...

A.P.C. Opens Los Angeles Flagship on Melrose Avenue

It seemed only a matter of time that French superbrand A.P.C. might open its doors to its West Coast audience. The popular label has just premiered a new location in sunny Los Angeles, taking to the boutique-y cove of Melrose Place between Melrose Av...

visvim Flagship Store and little cloud coffee

Soon after its inception in 2001, visvim expanded its foray on to F.I.L. — a boutique location at GYRE, Osmotesando which became the first of eight outlets in Japan and overseas. On June 6, the acclaimed Japanese fashion imprint unveiled its first fl...

Nike Gangnam Store Opening

Now open in the heart of downtown Seoul’s bustling Gangnam shopping district is the brand new Nike Gangnam. Ushered in with the help of former Korea National Team legend Ji-Sung Park, the two-story facade is home to 19,375 square feet of space...

Nike Presents a New Retail Experience with NikeLab

Nike presents its latest physical experience with the launch of a new concept titled NikeLab. The unique brick & mortar retail presence will combine with distinct digital components to truly reshape the Nike experience through select cities acros...

BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS Taipei Store Opening

Japanese favorite BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS has just launched its latest store in Taipei. The store, located in the heart of Taipei City proper, represents the brand’s first expedition into retail experiences outside of its home country....

Sneakersnstuff London Store Opening

Just a couple short months after delivering the exciting news, Sneakernstuff has officially opened the doors to its newest retail location on Shoreditch High Street in London. The Swedish brand’s third location and first outside its native land, this...

Nike Taipei Neo19 Running Experience Store Opening Recap

With its summer lineup dominated by a bevy of new, innovative running styles, Nike recently revamped its Neo19 brick and mortar in Taipei to highlight its latest offerings in apparel, footwear and equipment. The two-level shop incorporates the brand’...

Inside PORTER STAND in Tokyo

After showcasing the special launch collection of Porter’s PORTER STAND concept store in Tokyo, here we get a full look at the brand’s new retail space. PORTER STAND, much like the silhouettes it houses, is chock full of clean lines. The...

Jason Markk Opens the Doors to Its One-Stop Drop Off Sneaker Care and Flagship Store

The month of May sees the opening of Jason Markk’s flagship store situated in the Little Tokyo Historic District of Los Angeles. In addition to the new space that houses all products from the brand, the location also offers the world’s fi...

Le Baron to Open New Location in Shanghai

Renowned street artist and man about town André Saraiva has announced the upcoming launch of his newest Le Baron nightclub in Shanghai, China. Set to be just the fifth Le Baron location in the world, the Shanghai outpost will be located in the city&#...

HAVEN Vancouver 2.0

Esteemed Canadian retailer HAVEN closed its doors nine months ago for an overhaul and now they present a new evolved HAVEN Vancouver 2.0. Originally located at a small but quaint space in Blood Alley for around four years, the store is now in a centu...

Deus Ex Machina 2014 Summer Pop Up Store

New York’s Freemans Sporting Club store is playing host for Australia’s surf and motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina’s 2014 summer pop up. The location carries not only the brand’s original clothing line, but also exclusive colla...

A Map of Every Nike Factory in the World

For the many that have wondered just how vast Nike’s corporate footprint is, the Oregon-based brand delivers an interactive map that does just that. The Nike Manufacturing Map identifies the various countries in which it operates its own or contracts...

Inside Fredrik Carlström’s AUSTERE: A Los Angeles Showroom for Scandinavian Design

Ambitiously launching as not only a retailer, but a venue and online magazine, AUSTERE is aiming to make a huge impression from the design community outward. Founder Fredrik Carlström is a staunch proponent of Scandinavian design and – from arc...