We continue to be surprised and inspired by new iterations of the concept store. Whilst a well-worn term, retailers worldwide are constantly rethinking the format. There are five storey department stores with ‘secret’ stockrooms for those in-the-know. There are gallery-stores that refresh with the seasons. Flower shops operate under the guise of a cafe.
For us, a concept store is broadly defined as a multi-brand store, retailing a highly curated selection of products, directed by a clear theme, lifestyle or philosophy. More often than not the retail component is wrapped in an experience.
Following on from our initial Top 50 shortlist, we’ve cast our net wide to unearth hidden gems and fashion favourites.