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66 Narrative Retail Concepts

From Recipe-Based Grocery Stores to Shoppable Couture Installations

— November 23, 2015 — Business
Narrative retail concepts are dynamic shopping experiences that go beyond creating a point of purchase to deliver a customized experience that communicates a brand's values. Often playing a role in forming consumer expectations of the brand, retail concepts that illuminate a brand's heritage and values help establish the store as a valuable resource that can help consumers meet their goals.

An excellent example of an engaging retail concept that communicates a brand's story to shoppers is Pantry, a recently launched supermarket concept. Pantry was conceived as a means to offering consumers a one-stop shop where they can gather everything they need to make a the perfect meal at home. With 20 ingredient stations throughout the store, Pantry educates consumers and engages them in their pursuit of low-waste food consumption and democratizing access to quality, chef-curated ingredients.
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Space Age Travel Centers
Space Age Travel Centers
The Flagship Space Age Fuel Store is the Brand's Only Travel Center
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Archival Retail Environments
Archival Retail Environments
The Marie-Stella-Maris Debut Store Chronicles Its Brand History
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Sculptural Garden Centers
Sculptural Garden Centers
This English Garden Center is Designed to Be a Hub for Education
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Flagship Basketball Superstores
Flagship Basketball Superstores
Toronto is Receiving its Own House of Hoops
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Charred Wood Boutique Facades
Charred Wood Boutique Facades
The New COS Flagship in Toronto Resides in Stylish Yorkville
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LA-Themed Fitness Stores
LA-Themed Fitness Stores
This Nike Flagship Store in California has a Massive "We are LA" Mural
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Middle Eastern Couture Boutiques
Middle Eastern Couture Boutiques
The First-Ever Prada Saudi Arabia Store is Built in Jeddah
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Vibrant Textile Design Pop-Ups
Vibrant Textile Design Pop-Ups
The Kauniste Pop-Up Brings Finnish Design to Helsinki Airport
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Atmospheric Couture Pop-Ups
Atmospheric Couture Pop-Ups
The Fendi Pop-Up at Harrods Imitates the Brand's New Headquarters
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Industrial Menswear Retailers
Industrial Menswear Retailers
SUIT's Modern Concept Shop is Designed by HAF Studio
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Loft-Like Retail Spaces
Loft-Like Retail Spaces
This West Elm Store Has an Airy Interior That Encourages Interaction
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Austere Retail Apartments
Austere Retail Apartments
Graanmarkt 13 Comprises a Gallery Space, Restaurant and Retail Concept
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Aesthetic Retail Makeovers
Aesthetic Retail Makeovers
A New Store in NYC Marks the Beginnings of Banana Republic's Rebrand
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Chic Commuter Boutiques
Chic Commuter Boutiques
Toronto Eaton Centre's Mobile Closet Makes Fashion Accessible
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Gallery-Style Concept Stores
Gallery-Style Concept Stores
This Spacious Retail Outlet is Set Up Like a Model Home
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Sporty Rooftop Shops
Sporty Rooftop Shops
The Nike Miami Store Will Boast an Outdoor Track and Basketball Court
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Gilded Flagship Makeovers
Gilded Flagship Makeovers
The Barneys Beverly Hills Store Recently Experienced a Modern Update
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Surreal Ornamental Boutiques
Surreal Ornamental Boutiques
The New Delfina Delettrez London Store Resembles a Jewelry Box
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Shark-Infested Storefront Windows
Shark-Infested Storefront Windows
This Aquarium Window in Budapest Was Designed by KISSMIKLOS
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Luxury Appliance Stores
Luxury Appliance Stores
Shoppers Can Take a Shower at This New High-End Appliance Store
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Scientific Perfume Displays
Scientific Perfume Displays
This Science Lab Display Promotes Penhaligon's High-End Perfumes
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Shrouded Streetwear Flagships
Shrouded Streetwear Flagships
A New JUICE Flagship Store Has Opened in Beijing
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Experiential Candy Shops
Experiential Candy Shops
The Hershey’s Chocolate World Experience Boasts a Wall of Candy
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Airport Shopping Markets
Airport Shopping Markets
This Conceptual Airport Market Focuses on Experiential Dining
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E-Commerce Flagship Uniforms
E-Commerce Flagship Uniforms
The Warby Parker Uniforms at Their Flagship Store Offer Flexibility
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Digital Wine Club Showrooms
Digital Wine Club Showrooms
Club Francais Du Vin Launched Its First 'Store-to-Web' Concept
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Minimalist Design Emporiums
Minimalist Design Emporiums
The New MUJI Fifth Avenue Store Has a Custom Scent Lab
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Luxury Lifestyle Blog Pop-Ups
Luxury Lifestyle Blog Pop-Ups
The Goop Pop-up Shop in Chicago is a Typically Gwyneth Affair
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Full Service Retail Spaces
Full Service Retail Spaces
The DURKL Flagship Store Aims to Change the Fashion Retail Experience
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Modernist Skincare Boutiques
Modernist Skincare Boutiques
The Sleek Aesop Sao Paulo Shop is the First to Open in Brazil
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Cage-Like Store Interiors
Cage-Like Store Interiors
This Flagship Store Features a Continuous Clothing Rail Throughout
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Fibrous Honeycombed Interiors
Fibrous Honeycombed Interiors
The SND Concept Store by 3GATTI is a Unique Retail World
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Rustic Patisserie Concepts
Rustic Patisserie Concepts
This Parisian Patisserie Boasts a Stunning Factory-Inspired Interior
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Ball Park-Inspired Retail
Ball Park-Inspired Retail
STANDIN Baseball Store with Stadium-Inspired Decor in Fukuoka, Japan
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Installation-Inspired Shops
Installation-Inspired Shops
Architect Jordana Maisie Created the New FEIT Flagship Store in NYC
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Spa-Inspired Retail Concepts
Spa-Inspired Retail Concepts
This Aesop Store by JamesPlumb Boasts Shelves with Running Water
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Literary Retail Takeovers
Literary Retail Takeovers
The Sonia Rykiel Flagship in Paris Has Been Transformed into a Library
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Nature-Inspired Pop-Up Fixtures
Nature-Inspired Pop-Up Fixtures
The British Designers Collective Pop-Up Shop Features a Large Tree
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Luxurious Menswear Flagships
Luxurious Menswear Flagships
The Joseph Abboud Flagship in NYC is the Designer's First
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Experiential Co-Branded Retail
Experiential Co-Branded Retail
AwesomenessTV and STORY Team Up for a Pop-up Retail Experience
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Experiential Duty Free Shops
Experiential Duty Free Shops
This Duty Free Concept at Nice Airport Helps Entertain Shoppers
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Flagship Blow Dry Bars
Flagship Blow Dry Bars
Show Dry is a Chic Urban Blow Dry Bar with Geometric Decor
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Shoppable Couture Installations
Shoppable Couture Installations
The Thom Browne Pop-Up in Paris is Part Exhibition, Part Retail
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Futuristic Decor Design Labs
Futuristic Decor Design Labs
The IKEA Space10 Explores Home Furnishings for the Future
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Futuristic Athletic Retailers
Futuristic Athletic Retailers
The Personalized Nike Experience at its New Stores Redefines Retail
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Aristocratic Gentlemen's Salons
Aristocratic Gentlemen's Salons
The Murdock Soho Salon is a Classic
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Apothecary-Inspired Retail Spaces
Apothecary-Inspired Retail Spaces
Torafu Architects' Aesop Kawaramachi Store Embodies Minimalism
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Immersive Sports Stores
Immersive Sports Stores
Adidas' 'HomeCourt' Stores Take Sports Retailing to the Next Level
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Clothing Store Diners
Clothing Store Diners
This New Concept Store by Urban Outfitters is a Food Court Eatery
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In-Store Boutiques
In-Store Boutiques
John Lewis' In-Store Shop Highlights Noteworthy Products with Pop-Up Displays
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Logo-Mimicking Displays
Logo-Mimicking Displays
The Adidas Harvey Nichols Pop-Up Boasts a Locker Room Set-up
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Understated Surf Boutiques
Understated Surf Boutiques
The New Saturdays Surf Osaka Flagship is Upscale Beach Retail
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Anti-Fast Food Burger Branding
Anti-Fast Food Burger Branding
Better Burgers Aims to Be New Zealand's Answer to In-N-Out
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Abstract Retail Interiors
Abstract Retail Interiors
The adidas Originals Seoul Store Celebrates the 50 Colorway Superstar
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Plant-Based Retail Concepts
Plant-Based Retail Concepts
Green Common Concept Store is Uniquely 100% Plant-Based
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Succulent Retail Concepts
Succulent Retail Concepts
Kaktus Kobenhavn is a Cactus-Centric Lifestyle Shop in Copenhagen
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Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Supreme Roastworks is a Hybrid Retail Concept Located in Oslo
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Shrouded Salon Interiors
Shrouded Salon Interiors
This Chic Japanese Salon Features a Stunning Display of Greenery
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Bike Factory Cafes
Bike Factory Cafes
Heritage Bicycles in Chicago is Part Bike Shop and Part Coffeeshop
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Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Nespresso's Flagship Coffee Store Encourages Tasting and Discovery
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Menswear Brand Cafes
Menswear Brand Cafes
The Frank & Oak Toronto Flagship Houses Cafe St Viateur
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Luminous Retail Windows
Luminous Retail Windows
This Cosmetics Window Display Resembles Glowing Test Tubes
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Rest-Focused Retailers
Rest-Focused Retailers
The Takeo Kikuchi Flagship Store Focuses on Customer Comfort
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Couture VR Experiences
Couture VR Experiences
Dior Eyes is a Branded Virtual Reality Headset for Interacting with Clients
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Apothecary-Style Beauty Flagships
Apothecary-Style Beauty Flagships
The Delbove Flagship Boutique is a Sprawling Upscale Boutique
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Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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