What might have been a standard trip to Hugo Boss turned exceptional when Amanda Goller spotted the new Ted Baker store at the Galleria. She hadn’t visited the high-end clothier since she worked in finance on Wall Street, a job she left two years ago for a corporate one in Houston’s energy sector. The London-based … More Galleria’s new luxury wing proves not all malls are dying.
We continue to be surprised and inspired by new iterations of the concept store. Whilst a well-worn term, retailers worldwide are constantly rethinking the format. There are five storey department stores with ‘secret’ stockrooms for those in-the-know. There are gallery-stores that refresh with the seasons. Flower shops operate under the guise of a cafe. For … More 50 Best Concept Stores Worldwide – 2017
Yes, you’ve heard it before: the only constant in retail is change. As e-commerce becomes firmly entrenched, the physical retail landscape is changing in noteworthy and spectacular ways. We explore the enduring trends that have sprouted recently and will continue to make waves this year. Here’s what to expect. Millennials love experiences, the more outlandish … More Top 10 Industry Trends of 2017
Just like the interesting cast of Sanrio characters, some 50 in number, the operators for the new Hello Kitty Café container store at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California, are a dynamic team. With Sanrio’s help, Urania Chien, Charlie Chien and Allan Tea created the first Hello Kitty Café container store and it is setting … More Hello Kitty Cafe Pops Up at Irvine Spectrum Center
Some pop-ups are meant to look temporary, but follow this advice if you want to convince any customer that your shop is permanent. It’s often said that if you want to be in business, you must first look like you mean business. That holds true even if you’re launching a limited-time pop-up shop. Oftentimes pop-ups … More Make Your Pop-Up Look Permanent
It took just five weeks to transform the 1970s-inspired accounting office into a modern hair salon. After covering the drab white paint with coats of gray and purple, and knocking down the wooden doors that had divided the space into offices, online beauty retailer Madison Reed opened its first physical shop last week. The 1,500-square-foot … More Empty storefronts find new savior in an unexpected place
The retail landscape is constantly evolving. While some will declare that the internet has killed retail, it has actually just sped up the evolutionary process and created new opportunities for brick and mortar retailers. Developers who wish to succeed in the new landscape will need to take note of these emerging trends so they can … More The Future of Retail Center Properties
Beauty retailer Ulta is making retail real estate landlords happy right now. The company recently announced plans to open up to 1,700 stores across the country, up from the 928 it currently operates. Just earlier this year, Ulta executives said the chain would top out at 1,200 units, so the good news is even better … More Which Types of Retailers Are Opening New Stores?
With the ability to create a different shopper experience, pop-up stores are changing the retail property landscape. It seems that everyone from Kanye West to online retail giants Amazon are jumping on the pop-up store bandwagon. The term was first coined in 2004, although we saw signs off it at least seven years earlier, and … More Pop Up Stores: Here to Stay?
As guests flock to new theme park-style shopping centers, Southern California mall owners undertake major renovations. When The Grove opened in 2002, it was a breath of fresh air for Southern California shoppers — literally. After years of grand openings for enclosed, suburban-style malls, here was an open-air shopping center reminiscent of a theme park, … More Reimagining Shopping Malls