There were plenty of new store openings in 2013, so here are Drapers’ picks of some of the best.
Selfridges Denim Studio, Oxford Street, London
Covering 26,000 sq ft with 26 brands from Primark to J Brand, Selfridges’ Denim Studio is worthy of a flagship store in itself. It opened in June.
J Crew, Regent Street, London
The most highly-anticipated opening of the year, J Crew’s Regent Street flagship attracted a queue of shoppers on opening day in November.
& Other Stories, Regent Street, London
H&M likes to unveil its new fascias in London. It did with Cos – its grown-up sister format – and in March, it launched & Other Stories, also on Regent Street.
Young Ideas, 23 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
A double winner at the Drapers Independents Awards, Young Ideas took home the Womenswear Independent of the Year and the coveted Independent Retailer of the Year trophies in 2013.
Diffusion, 9 Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton
Diffusion’s new flagship transformed a former bank in the heart of Wolverhampton with modern touches to showcase its premium brand mix.
Hugo Boss, The Shops of Columbus Circle, New York
Set over three floors, this is Hugo Boss’ largest store in the Americas and showcases the brand’s “superior” global concept.