Places & space - Fashion
For this months places and space we're focusing on some of favourite fashion stores and streets around the world.
Beginning at home, London hosts a wide range of fashion stores from understated cool to extravagant opulence there is something to please the eye no matter the budget. A perfect example of this is Oxford Street, championing the high street and not compromising on the consumer experience. Here is where you can find Topshop's flagship with 3 floors featuring a cafe and nail bar.
London also offers vast premium luxury areas and brands, there's Bond Street, Regent Street, (keep your eyes peeled for the new Regent Street Aspinal of London store!) and Sloane Street with our very own Gina Shoes.
Want multiple cool designers under one roof? Dover Street Market is a great example of the cool London aesthetic: experimental, eclectic and playful. It's worth a visit to see the artistic installations and fresh take on visual merchandising. Founded by Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe of Comme des Garçons, the concept breaks boundaries and tears up the rule book.
Avenue des Champs Elysées
Paris fashion is best known for 'the shows' and where clothes are considered masterpieces like gallery art. Exclusive Paris-based retailer L’Eclaireur blurs the lines between fashion and design and is dedicated to providing customers with a break away from the norm. The Founders and artistic directors Armand & Martine Hadida pride themselves in delighting their customers, setting the space like an art installation. Designed by Belgian artist/architect Arne Quinze it has interactive video screens and walls made of wood, cartons, polystyrene and aluminium.
Tom Greyhound a chic minimalist store
If you’re in New York and feel like a typical diner experience, then head to The Brooklyn diner and don’t worry you don’t have to leave Manhattan to go there. The interior is classic diner style with leather booths, neon lights and lots of wood. The menu boasts of classics, such as buttermilk pancakes, hot dogs and burgers.
Located in the Jewish Quarter in an abandoned brick building, that still appears deserted from the outside. On the inside it’s completely different, the owners has created a new kind of ruin bar with fruit filled cocktails, healthy food and cool cultural programs. The big skylight and the tree shaded seating area in the back create a fun yet relaxed atmosphere.