Store Concepts

  • The facade of Our Place's Melrose Avenue location
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    Courtesy of Our Place

    Our Place continues retail expansion with new LA store

    The DTC cookware brand opened its first store around two months ago on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
  • A yellow-brick corner building, with a vertical sign reading "Rubensteins," a palm tree on the left.
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    Reporter’s Notebook: The New Orleans menswear shop that brought Zegna to America

    Trends may come and trends may go, but as long as men wear clothing, century-old Rubensteins will be in business.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    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
  • Two mannequins stand in the middle of the new Men's Seventh Floor at Saks Fifth Avenue New York.
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    Saks focuses on men with new ambassador program

    The invite-only program comes as the department store is expanding its menswear offering at its New York City flagship.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 30, 2023
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    Foxtrot to open new store in Washington, DC

    The latest location in Farragut Square marks its seventh brick-and-mortar store in the region. 

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • A family of four plays with Legos in the store's brick lab space
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    How Lego transformed after the pandemic

    Company leadership said the most important lesson learned during the pandemic was to remain agile. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    The Backroom: What’s going on with DTC this year?

    The team introduces new co-host Dani James and talks about changes in the direct-to-consumer space and the ongoing importance of brick and mortar.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 26, 2023
  • An H&M storefront with a yellow volleyball in the window.
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    H&M transforms Williamsburg store to showcase athletic collection

    The location is a “kinetic, tactile playground” that showcases the retailer’s new H&M Move brand and offers daily fitness classes. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 24, 2023
  • Entrance of of a convenience store with shelves and refrigerators displaying snacks and beverages.
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    Sponsored by Amazon

    Delaware North scores big wins by offering a fast, frictionless in-store experience

    Technology alleviates bottlenecks and creates a convenient alternative to traditional checkout.

    Jan. 17, 2023
  • Rendering of the outside of a Babies R Us store.
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    Babies R Us to open flagship store

    The opening at American Dream marks a return of the brand to the U.S. And owner WHP Global has plans for a national rollout. 

    By Jan. 11, 2023
  • Mannequins wearing white sweaters at a Wilson store
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    Wilson opens two new Chicago stores

    The brand plans to expand its footprint in 2023, and the latest Oak Brook neighborhood location features a pickleball court.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
  • Front entrance of Ulta store with white and orange colored displays
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    How Ulta is approaching its new store layout and the holidays

    Chief Merchandising Officer Monica Arnaudo spoke with Retail Dive about store navigation, pricing options, and bringing mass and prestige together.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Nike plans first ‘World of Flight’ Jordan concept

    Located in Milan, the store is the “future of Jordan retail” and will sit at the “forefront of streetwear and basketball culture.”

    By Dec. 13, 2022
  • A street view down Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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    ‘There’s the right home for any brand’: Why retail keeps turning to Los Angeles

    The City of Angels — with its various neighborhoods and shopping streets — has risen to the top for many of today’s direct-to-consumer brands.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Lids’ new store concept focuses on product drops

    Lids Hat Drop, inspired by the company’s e-commerce platform of the same name, gives shoppers first access to limited-edition releases.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 12, 2022
  • Makeup display of different products from Thirteen Lune.
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    Thirteen Lune to open first brick-and-mortar store

    The beauty platform will open its doors in Los Angeles early next year. 

    By Dec. 8, 2022
  • Digital representation of a Laura Mercier product on a pedestal. A picture of a woman is in the top right corner.
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    Laura Mercier debuts virtual ‘World of Beauty’ store

    The experience includes three rooms where shoppers can locate shades, purchase products and participate in an unboxing.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 6, 2022
  • Dick's Sporting Goods' House of Sport store concept
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    Dick’s Sporting Goods hires EVP of stores

    The former Best Buy exec has experience managing human resources and store operations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 5, 2022
  • Two people are sitting in black and white checked chairs wearing red outfits. Three surfboards are on the left.
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    Aviator Nation unveils first pop-up shop in New York

    More DTC brands are turning to physical storefronts to increase sales and market themselves to new customers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 2, 2022
  • 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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    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
  • 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