In the 1960s the high street saw the emergence of 'Boutiques', which were usually small shops offering a select range of one type of product, very often clothes.
Then in the early 90s, the 'Concept Store' came into being. This type of store offers a carefully selected range of various items based on a theme. If the consumer 'clicks' with this theme, the concept store will become a one-stop-shop, supplying, for instance, clothing, soft furnishings, music and footwear based on that particular lifestyle.
These days boutiques and concept stores seem to intermingle in the high street, and we have true boutiques, true concept stores, and a mixture of both.
This article brings you a little peek into some very well designed stores with a unique concept.
Creative Stores with a Unique Concept
Kirk Originals, Conduit Street, London
Spencer Hart, London
United Nude, London Store
Mulberry, Spring Street, New York
The Tea Cosy Tea Rooms, Brighton, UK
Initial Concept Store, Hong Kong
Timberland, Westfield, London
Tongues Delicatessen, Vienna
Alter Concept Store, Shanghai
Dishoom Bombay Cafe, London
GRAST, New York
Happy Shop, Berlin
Late Night Chameleon Cafe, London
Barbie Store, Shanghai
Telecom Willis Street Experience, Wellington, NZ
Russian Concept Store
Adidas Complex, Beijing
The Clinic, Antwerp
Swedish Co-op Cafe
Malo Stores, Italy
Levi's Meatpacking, New York
Absinth Depot, Berlin
East Hampton RRL Concept Store
Rembrandtplein Starbucks Concept Store
New York Camper Store
Artisan Cellars Singapore
Beijing Alexander Wang Flagship Store
Geneva Aesop Store
Tokyo Roen Store
Taiwan Noodle House
Shanghai Apple Concept Store
Mocha Mojo Chennai India
Macau Manchester United Store
London Burberry Flagship Store
Lava Martian Embassy Sydney
Hublot Store Singapore
Doncaster Melbourne Volume Store
Adidas Spaceship Concept Store
Church of Apple Concept Store
Do you have any boutiques, concept stores or simply uniquely designed stores in your high street? Do you use these types of shops, either in the high street or online?
Please share your experiences with us in the comments section below.