With the conventional retail stores are closing down due to the ‘internet change consumer’s shopping habit’, and numbers of online shops are raising throughout the period, the trend didn’t just stop there.
The term ‘concept store’ might probably sounded familiar, right? Beautifully designed and created for a certain audience, most of the concept-store around the world combined culture with the business of selling. In other words, it’s not only the product they sold, but the experience that they offered since you first walked in, might holds the most important elements of a concept-store.
So, here are our pick on the Top 10 Concept Store That is Worth for Your Visit:
- 10 Corso Como
10 Corso Como combining the high-fashion boutique concept with the art gallery, bookshop and courtyard café. The concept-store even said to be one of the most stylish hotspots in Milan, Italy. 10 Corso Como is currently open its several outlet in Milan, Seoul and New York.
- Dover Street Market
First opened back in September 2004, Dover Street Market was created by the Founder of COMME des GARCONS, Rei Kawakubo and her husband, Adrian Joffe whom also the President of the Japanese fashion brand. The multi-level retail space and concept-store houses all of CDG’s line as well as Vetements, Raf Simons, Junya Watanabe, Balenciaga and many more. The store also known for its creative visual merchandising and the interior which seasonally changed. Dover Street Market was first located in London, before finally expanding to locations in Tokyo, Beijing in collaboration with I.T., Singapore and New York.
I.T carried the seeds of a simple idea, which is to cater the young individuals with a distinct sense of style. I.T rides on a unique multi-brand and a multi-layer business model. The retail space is known since 1988 as one of the abundant sophisticated retail in Asia. I.T’s latest venture in the basement section of Silvercord Mall, the retailer introduces a tantalizing and hybrid shop-in-shop concept store. To this day, the I.T has opened several chains, all across Southeast Asia, even to Dubai, Canada, to United Kingdom.
When you heard about Maxfield, you would probably think of how incredibly creative they are in terms of collaboration with third parties. The retail store has previously teamed up with Fear of God for their ‘70s inspired pop-up shop, Virgil Abloh for the OFF-WHITE auction house to the Daft Punk pop-up. Maxfield’s founder, Tommy Perse even known as ‘the pioneer in introducing the pure aesthetics of Rock in a store in Los Angeles’.
- End Clothing
You might probably heard of END. as one of the best global menswear retailer. The retailer also known for its expertly curated edit of luxury fashion, emerging designers and exclusive sport and streetwear. To this day, END. has already valued relations with over 400 brands and designers.
- Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony is known to routinely change its design with new installations and configurations to keep customers pleased and coming back. Opening Ceremony New York was the first store opened by the founders, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, and still remains the heart and soul of the OC. To this day, the retailer has opened their chain in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
The French retailer was founded in 1980 by Martine and Armand Hadida. Taking concept as a meeting point between fashion, design, art and lifestyle, the L’Eclaireur houses numbers of luxury brands and designers, from Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe to Pierre Bonnefille. The stores also known in selling home-wears, accessories and other lifestyle luxuries.
The seven-floors luxury concept store is located in a former cinema at Galleria del Corso, and was designed by the French star architect, Jean Nouvel. The store’s interior is known to be rather futuristic reshaping of the 21st-century consumer’s dream, yet geared towards the younger and affluent shoppers.
Ever since founded back in 2012, FOUR Amsterdam became the retail destination when it comes to menswear with a twist and unique combination of streetwear, contemporary and luxury brands. With a multi-brand concept store and one-on-one service, the customer will experience everything comes with the perfect fashion lifestyle.
- 10.Club 21
Headquartered in Singapore, Club 21 is most known as an iconic multi-label concept boutique. It was Club 21 that first introduced Giorgio Armani and Jil Sander to the Southeast Asia. To this day, the retailer remains acclaimed for spotting and pushing the new talents that defined the cutting-edge of fashion today, such as Thom Browne and Vetements.