A New Hope – Ikea’s mall in San Francisco

Background: Chain Store Age reported that a new mall will be opening on Market Street in San Francisco, owned by Ingka Centers (an Ikea unit that owns and operates 48 malls throughout Europe and Asia-via CSA). The 375,000 sq/ft. property will be Ingka’s first development in the U.S., and its second mixed-use development, as theContinue reading “A New Hope – Ikea’s mall in San Francisco”

Where Art & Retail Meet

I visited the Minneapolis Institute of Art this Saturday for probably the 10th time, but for the first time I was truly amazed by the merchandising and selection in the Mia store/gift shop. This inspired me to think deeper into the intersection of art and retail and the psychology behind consuming art or “artsy” products.Continue reading “Where Art & Retail Meet”

Is the airport the new mall?

I got an email this morning from Coresight research that had an intriguing headline; “Global Tourism: Improved Infrastructure and Enhanced Shopping Experiences Are Driving Airport Retail Sales.” I couldn’t actually read the report because of not wanting to pay for a membership, but it got me thinking about my recent travels and helped me compileContinue reading “Is the airport the new mall?”

1 hr at The Shops at Hudson Yards

On the Saturday after Christmas, I went to NYC for a day to check out all of the new retail buzz. First on my list, after stopping into all of my favorite SoHo stores, was Hudson Yards. I first heard about Hudson Yards sometime in the last year, and figured it was some kind ofContinue reading “1 hr at The Shops at Hudson Yards”

Gap, you make me sad

The other day I visited a Gap store while on my break from work with the hopes of trying on a new pair of jeans that Gap launched so that I could find the right size. While the jeans were fantastic and I ended up ordering them online, I was so disappointed by the physicalContinue reading “Gap, you make me sad”

Outdoor Voices brings a taste of Texas to Flatiron NY

Outdoor voices has just opened up their 10th store in the Flatiron district of NYC. The brand already has a store in SoHo, but the new Flatiron store brings a flare of West Texas to the urban jungle. OV is headquartered in Austin currently has stores in Austin, San Francisco, LA, Boston, Nashville, Dallas, Chicago,Continue reading “Outdoor Voices brings a taste of Texas to Flatiron NY”

Tupperware’s New Store

This week, Tupperware opened its first ever store in SoHo, NY. The store is temporary, as it is a holiday pop-up, but it’s still a big move for a company that’s been around for 75 years without a physical retail space. The pop-up is an immersive+ experiential space, and judging by the pictures, is fullContinue reading “Tupperware’s New Store”