From Karaoke Convenience Stores to Hybrid E-Commerce Shops

By: Laura McQuarrie - Dec 18, 2014
Making the most of every valuable square foot of space, these examples of mixed-use retail surprise and delight consumers with products, services or experiences that either pair well together or are completely unexpected.

For shops that have the luxury of space on their side, some moonlight as bars, galleries and event spaces to keep the location top-of-mind even after shopping hours are over. One example of a store that packs as much as it can into a single space is Toronto's Her Majesty's Pleasure, serving as a destination where women can purchase beauty products, plus get their hair and nails done, and grab a cocktail before going out.

As far as infusing retail spaces with surprising stations, Louis Vuitton's Roma Etoile boutique contains a theater for screening short films and a Duane Reade location in New York City contains a full frozen yogurt bar to give shoppers a sweet fix after locating items on their drugstore lists.