Store Concepts


  • Interior shot of an Abercrombie store. Two mannequins wearing short sleeves and long pants are central, with tables and racks of clothing around them. Four mannequins stand in the main window.
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    Abercrombie & Fitch launches ‘getaway’ store design concept

    The retailer wants to make every day feel like the start of a long weekend with a store aesthetic that is a “nod to a chic hotel lobby.” 

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    GU to open first store in US

    The Uniqlo sister brand will launch a pop-up in New York City this fall. 

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Trendline

    How personalization shapes the retail industry

    As consumer data becomes more readily available, a host of new opportunities (and missteps) has opened up for retailers that want to tap into the potential of rich shopper data.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Walmart to open small general stores at Getaway outposts

    The big-box retailer is partnering with the hospitality company to help “make traveling to nature even easier and convenient.”

    By Aug. 1, 2022
  • Someone ties the laces of Lululemon's yellow Chargefeel cross-training shoe.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Lululemon launches its third shoe and Williams Sonoma’s president resigns

    The new Chargefeel cross-training shoe comes in 14 colorways, and Ryan Ross will be replaced by former Chief Marketing Officer Felix Carbullido.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 29, 2022
  • Mannequins flank large wooden letters spelling out the word "market."
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    Courtesy of Macy's

    Will Macy’s off-mall bet pay off?

    As the traditional mall declines, a lot is riding on how well the department store can execute its small-format, strip-center strategy. And whether it should.

    By July 27, 2022
  • A flip board on the inside of Glossier's Washington, D.C. store that reads "Pink skies ahead."
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    Glossier's fifth store to open in DC's Georgetown neighborhood

    The brand’s brick-and-mortar expansion carries on, despite layoffs and price hikes earlier this year.

    By July 26, 2022
  • A digital mock up of the outside of a new small format Best Buy location.
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    Courtesy of Best Buy

    Best Buy pilots a small-format, digitally focused store

    The 5,000-square-foot location in North Carolina excludes appliances and other large items, instead focusing on curated products and services.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    As consumers return to stores, why would Amazon shut the door?

    The e-retailer is expanding its grocery fleet and experimenting with apparel stores. But it has abandoned stand-alone brick and mortar for book sales and other merchandise.

    By July 25, 2022
  • A beauty area with Clinique products and mirrors for customers to try on products.
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    Courtesy of Clinique

    Clinique Lab launches at Macy's in NYC

    The concept rolled out at the Herald Square location, with more scheduled to come to other stores this year. 

    By July 25, 2022
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    Courtesy of Yeezy/Gap

    Yeezy Gap collection now available at NYC flagship store

    The news comes after Kanye West's June trademark application for retail stores named YZYSPLY, and Gap’s CEO Sonia Syngal’s exit last week.

    By July 22, 2022
  • Mockup of the storefront of the Klarna pop up store in Los Angeles.
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    Klarna to open Los Angeles pop-up shop

    Located on Melrose Avenue, the payment firm’s two-day shopping experience will showcase sustainable brands.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 19, 2022
  • Geoffrey the giraffe points to brightly colored shelves of toys in a Macy's store
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    Courtesy of Macy's via Businesswire

    Macy's and Toys R Us ramp up store-in-store partnership

    Branded shops are coming to all of the department store retailer’s locations as it tries to capitalize on a growing category. 

    By July 18, 2022
  • An illuminated Nike Style store in Seoul, South Korea, at night.
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    Courtesy of Nike

    Nike debuts new store concept with Nike Style

    The store, which opened Friday in Seoul, South Korea, features gender-neutral merchandising and a content studio. 

    By July 15, 2022
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    Athleta plots its first outlet stores

    Two locations are set to open by the fall as the athletics brand works to build out its footprint. 

    By July 8, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Bed Bath & Beyond continues executive shakeup and Gucci launches a pet collection

    The home retailer appointed a new chief accounting officer and head of treasury. Meanwhile, the luxury brand seeks to bring individuality to pets.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 1, 2022
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    Parachute pops up at Nordstrom

    The department store will feature products from the DTC brand in nine of its locations as well as on its website.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Photo Illustration: Getty Images; Industry Dive

    Deep Dive // Sustainability in retail

    DTC brands have long been vocal about the importance of sustainability. Is that enough?

    As more direct-to-consumer companies find value in physical retail, they must consider how that fits into their goals.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Petco opens first location of new rural store concept

    Initially announced at its investor day in March, the new store caters to consumers seeking out farm and livestock supplies.

    By June 16, 2022
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    SKU'd: Chanel breaks up with the rich in favor of the ultra-rich

    The fashion house is raising prices and opening high-end stores – all while reporting record-breaking numbers. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    Courtesy of Our Place

    Our Place's co-founder and co-CEO on the brand's entrance into physical retail

    The DTC cookware brand, which launched just prior to the pandemic and is already profitable, is planning two stores in Los Angeles and one in New York.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Madewell is 'actively investing' in menswear as it opens another stand-alone store

    The retailer launched another store in Los Angeles on Thursday. And as the market for men’s apparel grows, the company may have perfect timing.

    By June 9, 2022
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    H&M tests smart mirrors at COS stores in a bid for a more personalized experience

    Fitting room mirrors can identify products, including the size and color, and provide customized product or styling recommendations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 7, 2022
  • A wall with several rows of basketballs inside a Wilson Sporting Goods store in New York City.
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    Courtesy of Wilson Sporting Goods

    Wilson opens second New York store

    Its third location overall, the Upper East Side store lets shoppers rent out equipment before purchasing it.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Fashionphile opens authentication center, showroom in NYC

    The 60,000-square-foot space allows consumers to shop in person, and also houses procurement offices for customers looking to sell.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Courtesy of Belk

    Belk and Conn's partner for shop-in-shops

    The specialty home goods retailer will pilot store-within-a-store concepts in up to 20 of the department store’s locations.

    By June 1, 2022