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49 Innovative Storefronts

From Upside Down Stores to Pop Up Sports Shops

— July 27, 2009 — Art & Design
New pressure for innovative storefronts is arising as businesses eager to spare real estate costs for brick and mortar presences are moving online. Those stores that do continue to keep a 'real life' presence are feeling a stronger push for innovative storefronts, from architecture to customer entertainment. This cluster takes a look at some of most unique stores we've featured, from pop up shoes to stores of recycled shipping containers.

Implications - Storefronts in urban areas have to be especially crafty since they need to convince busy customers passing by to come inside. Storefront designers definitely have their work cut out from them as they create innovative ideas, and probably won't have much time for relaxing window shopping anytime soon.
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Online Music In Stores
Online Music In Stores
Best Buy Acquires Napster
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Obama Storefronts
Obama Storefronts
Election-Inspired Window Dressings
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Online Stores Offline
Online Stores Offline
Is @Cosme Cosmetics E-Store Pioneering Next Gen Retail?
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Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
TerraCycle's National Waste Collection Effort in Big Box Stores
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Silk Wrapped Stores
Silk Wrapped Stores
Neiman Marcus Cloaks Store Fronts
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LEED-Certified Superstores
LEED-Certified Superstores
Barneys New York Expands Into Chicago's Fashion District
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Tiffany & Co. Launch 70 New Stores
Tiffany & Co. Launch 70 New Stores
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Department Store Parties
Department Store Parties
Selfridges 100th ‘Big Yellow Festival' Includes Gay Bingo
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Supermodel Interior Decor
Supermodel Interior Decor
'Cindy Crawford Style' Collection Hits Stores Soon
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Empty Store Front Media Ads
Empty Store Front Media Ads
Motomedia StreetlevelBILLBOARDS
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Virtual Italian Storefronts
Virtual Italian Storefronts
Moschino Opens First Online Boutique
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Storefront Album Launches
Storefront Album Launches
Agent Provocateur Cuntro Classics
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Cyber Speak Store Fronts
Cyber Speak Store Fronts
BCBG Max Azria Uses Texting Lingo In Window Displays
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Invite-Only Jewelry Shops
Invite-Only Jewelry Shops
Scott Kay's Exclusive 'SK66' Flagship Boutique
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Radio-Shaped Storefronts
Radio-Shaped Storefronts
Diesel Launches Radical Retail Refurb in London
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Swank Wine Stores
Swank Wine Stores
Alko in Finland
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The Retail Store of the Future
The Retail Store of the Future
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Guerrilla Fashion Boutique in Singapore
Guerrilla Fashion Boutique in Singapore
"Old School" Comme Des Garcons
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Interactive Storefronts
Interactive Storefronts
Elle MacPherson Intimates NY Fashion Week
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Morbid Storefront Displays
Morbid Storefront Displays
Barney's Show Outfits Are to Die For
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Retail Window Tributes
Retail Window Tributes
Barneys Celebrates Jim Moore's CFDA Award with Display
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Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Vibrant Designer Boutiques
Takashi Murakami Takes On Louis Vuitton's Omotesando Store
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Culture-Driven Collaborations
Culture-Driven Collaborations
Magazines and Retail Chains Form Lucrative Partnerships
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Holiday-Themed Pop Up Stores
Holiday-Themed Pop Up Stores
Sears Goes Halloween Crazy
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Storefront Scarecrows
Storefront Scarecrows
Louis Vuitton Teams with Jeremy Deller for High End Vegetable Garden
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Appointment Only Boutiques
Appointment Only Boutiques
Tokyo VIP Fashion Hot Spots
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Glimmering Architecture
Glimmering Architecture
The Swarovski Store in Japan
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18th Century Sensory Storefronts
18th Century Sensory Storefronts
Hermes ‘Silver Forest' Installation
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Pop-Up T-Shirt Shops
Pop-Up T-Shirt Shops
Baro-Iro Boutique Promos the Shibuya Center-Gai McDonald's
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Splatter-Painted Retail Revivals
Splatter-Painted Retail Revivals
Raf Simons in Tokyo
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Pop-up Sportswear Stores
Pop-up Sportswear Stores
The 'Reebok Flash'
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Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Microsoft Store Plans Leak From Lippicott
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Couture Car Stores
Couture Car Stores
'Italian Models' at Lamborghini's Las Vegas Boutique
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Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Dinosaur Storefront Displays
Stella McCartney Clearly Digs Inflatable Dinos
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Champagne Bars in Department Stores
Champagne Bars in Department Stores
The Harrods Veuve Clicquot Boutique
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Window Shopping
Window Shopping
Ralph Lauren Debuts Interactive Window Stores
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Ethereal Clothing Stores
Ethereal Clothing Stores
Alberta Ferretti's Flagship Los Angeles Location is Heavenly
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Peep Shop Window Paintings
Peep Shop Window Paintings
Agent Provocateur Storefront Art by Chris Acheson
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Witty Shop Names
Witty Shop Names
50 Puningly Brilliant Names for Real Life Stores
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Multitasking Retail Spaces
Multitasking Retail Spaces
The Achilles Project is Restaurant, Art Gallery and Boutique
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Container Stores
Container Stores
Uniqlo Drops Stores in NYC
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Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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Cutting Edge Boutique
Cutting Edge Boutique
Up To You, Toronto (INTERVIEW)
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Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Buenos Aires Ayres Department Store Rules
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Cardboard Retail Shops
Cardboard Retail Shops
The Bombed Mache By Ksubi
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Crowdsourcing Billboards
Crowdsourcing Billboards
American Apparel Wants You to Vote on Storefront Sign
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Upside Down Stores
Upside Down Stores
Viktor & Rolf in Milan
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Traveling Shipping Container Stores
Traveling Shipping Container Stores
Puma City Might Come to Your Town
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Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Independent Designer Goes Mobile in Her Airstream 'Hitch Couture'
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