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Floral Shop “AMKK” by the POOL aoyama

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2014
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 16, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2014
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

StyleComments ⋅ May 31, 2014
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

LifestyleComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
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&#...