Architecture

Unbeatable Flagship Stores Trend

The flagship stores are those most important stores of a brand, and they are exposed and represent its most important values ​​and concepts. Generally it is the largest shopping and catalog it all brand products is displayed.

The construction of flagship stores is a trend that is being adopted by several brands, located on major streets, besides being designed by personalities.

Flagship stores Trend
Flagship stores Trend

The flagship stores are those most important stores of a brand, and they are exposed and represent its most important values ​​and concepts. Generally it is the largest shopping and catalog it all brand products is displayed.

The construction of such flagship stores is a trend that is being adopted by several brands, especially retail, and to distinguish themselves from the rest, places located on major streets are chosen besides being designed by personalities from the world of design and the architecture.

Here are a few flagship stores created by top designers or architects such as Norman Foster, Christian de Portzamparc, Zaha Hadid, Stephan Jaklitsch, Rem Koolhaas, Sir Jony Ive.

Apple Store in Brussels.
Apple Store in Brussels.

It opened last September in the heart of the Belgian capital. It was designed by the famous director of brand design, Sir Jony Ive, who has also been the leader of the processes of product design software and Apple hardware. The new store is the largest of the brand, but it stands out from the rest for its elegance and simplicity.

“A public space, a gallery and an exclusive boutique, a result of continuous research into purchases and markets, the largest public event in a strategy interact and destabilize notions of what Prada is and does.”

Prada, New York
Prada, New York

Created by architect Rem Koolhaas bureau OMA / AMO, it is defined by the company as “a public space, a gallery and an exclusive boutique, a result of continuous research into purchases and markets, the largest public event in a strategy interact and destabilize notions of what Prada is and does. ” The store is located at number 575 Broadway in Manhattan and its construction cost 40 million dollars.

Alexander Wang, London
Alexander Wang, London

The first US boutique in Europe designer Alexander Wang is the product of collaboration with Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen. This is a space conceived scale crises and has a minimalist style twinned with products deployed. The store, which opened last August, is located in Albermarle Street and is housed in a historical building in the area.

With features reminiscent of theatrical spaces, the store has a huge sculpture by artist Robert Bryce Muir called “Angel of the Americas”, located on the roof and seems to be levitating.

Alexander McQueen, Los Angeles
Alexander McQueen, Los Angeles

The architect William Russell designed this store on Melrose Avenue. This is the fourth collaboration between the architect and the brand, following the creation of the flagship stores of Alexander McQueen in London, Milan and New York. With features reminiscent of theatrical spaces, the store has a huge sculpture by artist Robert Bryce Muir called “Angel of the Americas”, located on the roof and seems to be levitating.

Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo

This flagship store created by Stephan Jaklitsch won the Excellence Award of the American Institute of Architecture. It is located in the Omotesando-dori Avenue in Aoyama shopping district of Tokyo. And according to the journal Arch Daily, it is “one that responds to its immediate context, surrounded by renowned architecture, you want to represent the tradition of the trade in an inherently Japanese construction design.”

Dior, Hong Kong, Zaha Hadid
Dior, Hong Kong, Zaha Hadid

The architect, internationally recognized, Zaha Hadid shared with the images of his “shop in shop”, the latest concept store for high-end clothing Neil Barrett.

While each structure is a separate object, such as a branch, it is an individual unit of a larger component.

Located in Seoul and Hong Kong, the scheme of “shop in shop” create an exhibition in each location that is one piece of a much larger cut of the artificial landscape of the modules that are installed in each of the stores. While each structure is a separate object, such as a branch, it is an individual unit of a larger component.

The shop consists of a six-story structure that is delicately wrapped in a white facade as if it were a flower and you may refer to the signature designs of Dior.

The latest Dior store is located in Seoul. Its curvaceous architecture designed by Christian de Portzamparc hides a lot of surprises.

Dior, Seul, Christian de Portzamparc
Dior, Seul, Christian de Portzamparc

Norman Foster was commissioned to design the Apple store in Istanbul. An establishment that stands out precisely because of its stunning architecture and where the brand shows that it is much more than a technology manufacturer.

Apple, Norman Foster
Apple, Norman Foster