This week was a big week in retail. Moscow, Shanghai, Geneva, and more saw the opening of new stores, whether it was for clothing, accessories, or grooming. But all these places have something more special than just retail. See below to find out.
Starting off with the only non-retail spot on our list this week: the “Italian Design Icons” Exhibit at the Triennale Design Museum. It’s an extensive showcase of over 650 pieces made by the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo and more who “have shaped and defined creative development in Italy.” Viale Alemagna, 6.
OSAKA: Aesop’s First Store in Japan
Osaka’s Shinsaibashi got a new Aesop store inspired by the Industrial era of the neighborhood. Look to Aesop to have the best body and skincare products. 1 Chome-6-34 Nishishinsaibashi.
SHANGHAI: Burberry’s New Flagship
Burberry‘s 36th retail venture in China, their new Shanghai door boasts flagship status and was built to resemble the brand’s original London flagship. We suggest a visit to at least check out the banks of the Huangpu River in the Shanghai Shipyard where the store resides. 1515 Nanjing Road West.
Tucked away on a quiet street in Ridgewood, Queens sits a humble storefront, home to our friends at Left Field. Formerly a sweater factory, the warehouse space functions as the brand’s headquarters, studio, hang-out spot, and now “appointment-only” shop. To set up an appointment, go here. 753 Onderdonk Ave.
GENEVA: Correspondances Concept Shop
BROOKLYN: Blind Barber’s New Barbershop and Bar
Blind Barber opened a new location this month in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Like their other location, the space is barbershop by day and “back room” bar by night. 524 Lorimer Street.
MOSCOW: Moncler‘s First Boutique in Russia
The Gilles & Bossier Studio, also responsible for having built some of the world’s most luxurious ski resorts, designed Moncler’s first store in Russia lined with oak and “irregular French paneling.” Pereulok Stoleshnikov, 9.
3Sixteen is hosting a pop-up shop with our friends at Knickerbocker MFG Co. and D’Emploi for this weekend only. If you’re looking to grab some crisp denim or great American-made garments and bags, this is a must. Look out for Knickerbocker’s debut of their Spring 2014 “Modern Man” collection, available on sale for the first time. 162 Allen St.