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Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 3 – The Internet’s Role

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 22, 2014
Although loyal allies to the world and innovators within our creative culture, Japan and the United States of America have many obvious differences when it comes to the realm of commerce. Having already compared consumer behaviors in  Part 1 and how...

Carhartt WIP Beijing Opening

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2014
Carhartt WIP recently opened the doors to its latest outpost located in Beijing, China. Taking on a contemporary industrial vibe, the space is awash with light and features polished cement floors and corrugated aluminum panels for the ceiling. On sho...

Dover Street Market London Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 18, 2014
Though already having earned ‘institution’ status amongst modern sartorialists, Dover Street Market London turns only ten years old this year. Through the years, the pioneering fashion outpost has amassed relationships with fashion’...

MOUNTAIN GEAR STAND Pop-Up Opens in Shinjuku

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2014
Following up last year’s temporary location in the town of Niseko, MOUNTAIN GEAR STAND recently opened its newest pop-up shop in Japan’s congested Shinjuku station. Situated next to the east exit ticket machines in one of the world’...

Business of Fashion Examines adidas’s “Cool Factor”

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2014
Amid reports of red minuses in adidas’s net profit column for the opening half of 2014, the German giant–and its burgeoning fan base–has been forced to rethink its popular status. Despite its dominance in the World Cup and a bevy of...

Triple O’s Restaurant to Collaborate with AAPE by A Bathing Ape

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2014
Restaurant Triple O’s crosses over into the realm of fashion for the very first time with a brand new collaboration alongside A Bathing Ape’s AAPE imprint. Set to take place from August 9 through September 9, the endeavor will see the Tri...

Upstairs Genuine Shop Opening

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 4, 2014
Further strengthening the fashion scene in Taiwan comes the new Upstairs Genuine store. Located on the second floor of Taiwanese brand Remix’s flagship store, you’ll find an eclectic mix of lifestyle and street-surf-driven brands. Offerin...

mastermind JAPAN Macau Opening

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 4, 2014
Iconic Japanese streetwear imprint mastermind JAPAN recently relaunched its Macau flagship store. With the label largely in hiatus, the brick and mortar stands as the only official retailer selling the label’s coveted designs, some of which wer...

The Goodhood Store Looks at the Style of Menswear Industry Insiders

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2014
During the busy, biannual buying seasons, The Goodhood Store and its team travel all over the world to view and sample products to be sold in its brick and mortar location. During these trips, the East London retailer studies the current style trends...

Inside Leica’s Kyoto Store

TechComments ⋅ Jul 28, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 24, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
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 –...