Localized Urbanite

Retailiers shrink their urban footprint and adopt hyper-local cultural norms

Implications - Responding to today's tumultuous retail landscape, merchants serving urban areas across categories are opting for condensed stores with a hyper-local focus in design as well as a curated selection of products and services. This shift serves as a reflection of some consumers' heightened expectation that retailers will respond to their specific needs and preferences.

Workshop Question - Conceptualize a highly curated retail space for your product or service
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Ultra-Small Beauty Shops - The ISEI Store in Kiev is Just 30 Square Meters in Size
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This Year and Hot 3,129 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 18
Ultra-Small Beauty Shops
The ISEI Store in Kiev is Just 30 Square Meters in Size
At ISEI, consumers can find a wide range of beauty products, household goods, personal care items and small accessories—all within an ultra-compact small beauty shop that comes in at just about 30... [More]
Localized Convenience Stores - EAT17 in London is Redefining the Familiar Convenience Store Format
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This Year and Hot 5,759 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 18
Localized Convenience Stores
EAT17 in London is Redefining the Familiar Convenience Store Format
With a focus on thinking local, EAT17 in London is a neighborhood grocery that is helping to reshape the convenience store format. The newly designed Smiths Square location boasts a vibrant color... [More]
City-Friendly Grocery Concepts - 'Aldi Local' Sells Items That Are Easily Transported Without a Car
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This Week and V. Hot 704 Clicks Pub: Mar 20, 19
City-Friendly Grocery Concepts
'Aldi Local' Sells Items That Are Easily Transported Without a Car
To help consumers differentiate between its regular-sized and city-friendly stores, Aldi is introducing ‘Aldi Local’ as a new kind of concept store. The first concept store of its kind... [More]
Downscaled Designer Retailers - Nordstrom Local is a New Store By the Nordstrom Brand
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Average 969 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 17
Downscaled Designer Retailers
Nordstrom Local is a New Store By the Nordstrom Brand
Nordstrom is a designer department store that tends to be around 140,000 square feet in size, but the brand is opening a much smaller location in West Hollywood, California, called Nordstrom Local.... [More]
Localized Shoe Stores - Aldo's One-of-a-Kind Store in Toronto Reflects the Neighborhood’s Spirit
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This Year and Mild 421 Clicks Pub: Aug 2, 18
Localized Shoe Stores
Aldo's One-of-a-Kind Store in Toronto Reflects the Neighborhood’s Spirit
‘Aldo Alley’ is the name of the new one-of-a-kind store design from Aldo, situated in Toronto’s Queen Street West neighborhood. While many retailers are in the habit of replicating a... [More]
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