Five years since Konzepp helped transform the sleepy Sheung Wan district into a hipster zone, owner Geoff Tsui is crossing the harbour to the buzzing quarter of Tsim Sha Tsui with his fourth niche boutique, located in Hong Kong’s K11 ‘art mall.’
Seven years after it debuted as a small independent clothing boutique, East London-based Goodhood brings its eclectic and highly curated mix of fashion, accessories and home goods to a new 3,000 square-foot flagship, combining edgy lifestyle boutique with an intimate neighbourhood feel.
In the year and a half since its opening, The Broken Arm in Paris has become a magnet for the same mix of industry creatives that frequent influential concept stores like Colette thanks to its focused, personal buys, popular in-house café and a local-global outlook that gives the store a “double rhythm.”
Korean multi-brand concept store Tom Greyhound has just opened its first international outpost in the Marais quarter of Paris. BoF investigates.
After experimenting with a series of offline “showrooms,” trendy online eyewear company Warby Parker has launched it’s first physical flagship, complete with sensors that replicate online analytics, in New York’s Soho. BoF investigates.
A new boutique stocking some of London’s newest fashion talents has just landed in Soho’s Brewer Street, bringing a jolt of creative energy to the city centre.
PORTLAND, United States — With its outdoorsy-meets-grunge aesthetic, this damp city in the forested Pacific Northwest is no glossy fashion capital. But in recent years, Portland’s DIY culture has given rise to a burgeoning artisan economy — comprised of everything from microbreweries to independent bicycle manufacturers — that has helped turn this post-industrial town into something of a hub for urban American cool. Now,
LONDON, United Kingdom — Much has already been written about the opening of Burberry’s new flagship on London’s Regent Street — the sophisticated digital technology, the impressive multimedia event space, and all that Burberry product, housed in 27,000 square feet of selling space, about the same size as the landmark Apple Store just up the street. The flagship is said to be a “test hub and template” for future Burberry stores