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The next chapter in fashion retail
STORY started as a startup fashion retail store and has now become a permanent pop-up shop: same location, but new retail layout every 4-6 weeks. Each month is a new “chapter”, such as COLOR, with an art-gallery installation feel, the point of view of a fashion magazine, and sells items like a small boutique.
Why it matters
The retail landscape is in flux due to a tension between bricks-and-mortar and online stores, and retail spaces need to become more than just a transaction-based consumer experience. Many stores will rotate merchandise to keep it fresh, but STORY has tapped into a retail experience that transcends the clothing for sale. They sell a fashion trend, not just articles of clothing and accessories, that is gone as quickly as it comes in. Can this transcend fashion retail and become a viable retail model to save bricks-and-mortar? How can you tell a new story through the store experience with your product or service?
You can now visit the first Heineken® Store. It’s a different style of shopping destination, with virtual games, interactive displays, a beer tap simulator challenge, and a large exhibition of Heineken® products to taste and buy. You can also customize your own bottle with “Your Heineken®” as well as get exclusive gifts and promotions.
The pop-up concept. The newest hotel to hit Singapore may well be its coolest: a single-suite pop-up property built around the city's iconic Merlion statue on the quay of Marina Bay. It's going up for the Singapore Biennale, which starts March 13. Also in London, thanks to A Room for London design contest, the city’s visitors will be able to stay at a temporary one-bedroom apartment on the roof of the Southbank Centre. The unusual shelter will be part of the London2012 festival, with booking opening September this year.