Store Concepts


  • A green, virtual storefront with Lacoste crocodile decorations and virtual products.
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    Courtesy of Lacoste

    Lacoste launches virtual store with NFT-holder perks

    The partnership with Emperia comes as more retailers and brands look to the metaverse for revenue on digital and physical goods.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2022
  • A tableau of merchandised pink clothes on four center tables and racks near dressing rooms.
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    Kaarin Vembar/Retail Dive

    Take a look inside H&M’s latest store experience

    A first of its kind for the brand, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, destination is over 7,000 square feet and community focused.  

    By Nov. 30, 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
  • A glowing white "claire's" sign in lowercase block letters adorns a mall store trimmed in purple and dark blue. Windows signs advertise hair and jewelry specials and ear pierciing.
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    Courtesy of Claire's

    Claire’s opens shops in Macy’s stores

    Starting this month, the accessories retailer can be found at more than 20 of the department store’s locations, including eight flagships.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
  • Showfields logo flag flies outside of its storefront.
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    Kaarin Vembar/Retail Dive

    Showfields opens location in Washington, DC

    The new store is based in the bustling Georgetown neighborhood where multiple direct-to-consumer brands have set up shop.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2022
  • Our Place storefront.
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    Courtesy of Our Place

    DTC kitchenware brand Our Place opens first physical store

    The brand wants to open more locations in New York and Los Angeles as part of its offline expansion plan.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 22, 2022
  • A rendering of Bloomingdale's virtual store. Sparkly lights are all around. Shelves on the left and right are full of virtual products.
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    Courtesy of Emperia

    Bloomingdale’s debuts virtual department store for the holidays

    A multi-branded space features shopping experiences from Ralph Lauren, Nespresso and Chanel.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
  • A display of backpacks in Herschel Supply's New York City store.
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    Courtesy of Herschel Supply

    Herschel Supply opens first US store as it plots expansion

    The 2,500-square-foot store will be in New York City’s Flatiron District and will feature a space dedicated to local artists and community events.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
  • The inside of a Nike Rise with a checkout counter.
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    Courtesy of Nike

    Nike pursues ‘next stage’ of expansion with first Rise concept in North America

    Nike Aventura in Miami mimics the tech features at the company’s other locations and marks yet another investment in data-driven stores.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
  • Fashion store customer pays for her shopping by a card contactless payment
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    Sponsored by Appriss Retail

    Returns are no longer just a cost of doing business

    A comprehensive returns strategy can enhance shopper engagement while minimizing the impact on the bottom line.

    Nov. 21, 2022
  • A tableau of five Yankee Candles surrounded by small pink Christmas trees.
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    Courtesy of Yankee Candle

    Yankee Candle opens pop-up shops for the holidays

    The retailer will feature exclusive promotions in its six temporary locations across the U.S. 

    By Nov. 17, 2022
  • Two tween girls stand next to each other in dressy clothes. One wears a party hat, and they hold an Evsie banner.
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    Courtesy of Maurices

    Maurices opens freestanding stores of tween brand Evsie

    The brand, which will open three stand-alone stores and increase its number of shop-in-shops, grew quickly after launching earlier this year. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 14, 2022
  • Big Lots, Manchester, CT. 8/2014 by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube
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    The Weekly Closeout: Big Lots fills out C-suite and At Home faces downgrade

    Big Lots named marketing and merchandising chiefs, while Moody’s downgraded the home retailer’s corporate credit rating.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 11, 2022
  • Exterior of new large format Target store featuring Drive Up service
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    Courtesy of Target

    Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

    The concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and merchandise.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Shutterstock / Jacob Lund 

    Sponsored by Mood Media

    What do today’s customers expect from in-store retail?

    Discover what consumers expect from physical retail spaces as shoppers return to the in-store experience.

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    Sponsored by ZineOne

    The majority of online shoppers are anonymous — retailers need a new strategy for conversion

    Despite these barriers, analyzing the micro-behaviors of anonymous consumers in real-time can allow retailers to enhance the customer experience and drive conversions. 

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    Courtesy of Floyd

    Floyd opens LA showroom in partnership with Morrow Soft Goods

    The location is Floyd’s only in-person retail experience at the moment and marks the brand’s first expansion to the West Coast.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
  • Walmart Store Exterior at Night
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    Courtesy of Walmart

    Walmart, Popable offer short-term store leases to small businesses

    Brands can sign up for leases ranging from one month to a year, and they also have the option of entering into a longer-term contract.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 1, 2022
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    Sponsored by Waze

    ‘Tis the season for omnichannel shopping: Why retailers need a mix of digital and in-person appeal to win this holiday season

    Navigations to retail locations during this year's holiday kickoff in October increased 19% year over year.

    Oct. 31, 2022
  • Multiple tech displays inside an Apple shop-in-shop at a Target store.
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    Courtesy of Target

    Target triples Apple shop-in-shops ahead of holidays

    The tech giant now has over 150 branded locations inside Target stores as the two companies expand their partnership. 

    By Oct. 26, 2022
  • Amazon opens Amazon Style.
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    Courtesy of Amazon

    Amazon opens second Style fashion store

    An Amazon Style is now open in Columbus, Ohio, and uses technology to personalize the shopping experience. 

    By Oct. 19, 2022
  • Internal entrance of a JC Penney store, with the redesigned beauty section at the entrance at the store.
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    Courtesy of JCPenney

    J.C. Penney Beauty to expand nationwide

    The concept is currently in 10 pilot locations and will increase to 600 stores by the spring of 2023.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Courtesy of Lovesac

    How Lovesac went from selling bean bags to nearing $500M in sales

    Founder Shawn Nelson discusses how the company shifted sales from stores to online all while operating profitably.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
  • The interior of a Levi's shop-in-shop, with jeans and t-shirts against a wall and a central island with shirts folded and hanging.
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    Courtesy of Business WIre

    Levi’s opens shop-in-shop in Hudson’s Bay

    The brand’s 6,600-square-foot shop features tech-enabled fitting rooms and tailoring services.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 7, 2022
  • Express Edit storefront on 14th St NW in Washington, DC.
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    Kaarin Vembar/Retail Dive

    6 Express Edit stores to open in the next 90 days

    The concept stores from Express are acquiring new shoppers and reactivating lapsed customers. 

    By Sept. 2, 2022
  • A purple Hanky Panky storefront in New York City.
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    Courtesy of Hanky Panky

    Hanky Panky opens first store in New York

    After more than 40 years in the industry, the intimates brand is bringing its shopping experience offline with a West Village storefront.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 23, 2022