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How boutique retailers won by discarding the department store playbook

Inside Retail

While household-name department stores are downsizing and closing their doors, multi-brand retail boutiques are succeeding by focusing on personalised shopping experiences. Of course, e-commerce has a crucial part to any brand, but in-store retail shopping gives you a sensory experience that online can’t. “Our

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Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Inside Retail

Amazon.com is to open several department stores in its home US market to test the concept as it continues to build out its multichannel business model. Department stores’ share of the overall US market has fallen from 14.5 It is also testing automated, cashier-less convenience stores in several markets.

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Japan’s department stores: What’s left when the tourism tide goes out?

Inside Retail

Japan’s storied department stores are riding a wave of overseas tourists, and although there is no sign yet of a wipeout, the cautious pronouncements of company executives indicate that it’s a wave they can’t ride on indefinitely. On the surface of it, department stores still have their mojo: sales in October rose by 5.3

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The Department Store dilemma

Retail Focus

Unfortunately for many department stores, the pandemic has been a final blow in the battle with online retail, spiralling real estate costs and difficulty serving up physical retail that is consistently experiential, engaging and adaptable. So, what is to become of these extinct department stores?

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After the golden age: Why department stores are no longer glamorous

Inside Retail

When Laura Peden was growing up in the 1970s, department stores were a special place. Decades later, she still vividly remembers how she and her grandmother would travel into Myer’s city store at Christmas to see the “insanely fascinating” windows. The department store was no longer the star attraction.

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Shinsegae department store by NBDC

Retail Design Blog

Situated in downtown Busan, the Shinsegae Centum City department stores first opened its doors in 2009. As part of one.

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la samaritaine department store renovation by SANAA opens in paris

Design Boom

The post la samaritaine department store renovation by SANAA opens in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. the extensive renovation includes a new undulating glass-clad structure by SANAA and gorgeous redesigned interiors by yabu pushelberg.