In-Store Simplification

Retail spaces adopt product-free aesthetics for minimalist appeal

Implications - As consumer preference for quality over quantity grows, retail stores are adapting their in-store settings to reflect that “less is more” mentality. Integrating product-free aesthetics that utilize minimalist décor and gallery-style layouts, retailers are relying less on product displays and concentrating more on an artistic visual experience. The turn toward more conceptual retail spaces speaks to the need to make the shopping experience into something unique, helping to make the purchasing process more memorable.
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Luxe Immersive Homeware Flagships - The Porcelanosa Flagship in NYC is an Interactive Experience
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This Year and Hot 1,586 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 16
Luxe Immersive Homeware Flagships
The Porcelanosa Flagship in NYC is an Interactive Experience
The recently opened Porcelanosa flagship in New York City is the premium European homeware brand’s first retail outpost outside of Europe. Located across from the historic Flatiron Building,... [More]
Minimalist Shared Retail Spaces - The Little Dröm Store and Kki Sweets Share a Shop in Singapore
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Warm 1,785 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 15
Minimalist Shared Retail Spaces
The Little Dröm Store and Kki Sweets Share a Shop in Singapore
The Little Dröm Store and Kki Sweets are two indie brands of similar size with a shared retail space in Singapore. The beautifully designed store front makes it easy for the two brands to highlight... [More]
Conceptual Eyewear Boutiques - The C_29 / Optimist Eyewear Store is a Futuristic Boutique in Greece
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This Year and Warm 2,483 Clicks Pub: Dec 29, 15
Conceptual Eyewear Boutiques
The C_29 / Optimist Eyewear Store is a Futuristic Boutique in Greece
The C_29 / Optimist eyewear store in Chalcis, Greece is a stunning ultramodern retail space that facilitates multiple functions. Designed by Athens-based 314 architecture studio, the retail space is... [More]
Product-Free Megastores - The New Samsung Flagship Store Will Not Sell Any Samsung Products
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This Year and Warm 1,075 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 16
Product-Free Megastores
The New Samsung Flagship Store Will Not Sell Any Samsung Products
The new Samsung flagship store will be unlike any other megastore in that it will not actually sell any products. While many brands have been struggling with finding a balance between ecommerce and... [More]
Ornate Club-Inspired Boutiques - Won Hundred's Outpost in Amsterdam is the Brand's First Dutch Store
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This Year and Warm 350 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 16
Ornate Club-Inspired Boutiques
Won Hundred's Outpost in Amsterdam is the Brand's First Dutch Store
This recently opened boutique from Danish brand Won Hundred is a stunning retail space located in Amsterdam’s bustling Raadhuisstraat. Located within an ornate 19th century shopping arcade,... [More]