The Rough Guide To Retail

Rough Trade's Stephen Godfroy talks about his new multi-story retail concept in Nottingham

by Ian Sanders Step inside Rough Trade‘s new store in the creative quarter of Nottingham, a city in the English midlands, and it feels unlike any other of the long-established retailer’s outlets. Last year the company opened a vast store in Brooklyn; this one couldn’t be more different. Rough Trade is typically known for stocking an extensive range of vinyl, CDs and books. However in …

Grooming with Mr Porter

The men's online retailer introduces an expanding section of luxe grooming products

Men’s style retailer Mr Porter has just launched a comprehensive grooming section, composed of the best in luxury products. Already a prominent destination for men’s fashion and accessories from the world’s leading designers, this new foray features 77 products from specialist brands across the men’s grooming market—all of which are new to the site. To keep eyes affixed, even more items will be released as …

Aesop East Hampton

The artistically-inspired Australian skincare brand moves to the beach

When establishing a new outpost, Aesop likes to do the unexpected. Since its beginnings in ’87, the Australian skincare brand has been coveted for its line of high quality natural products and, in recent years, it’s become equally beloved by an international crowd of young, successful creatives who revere the holistic and forward-thinking way Aesop approaches expansion and marketing. In 2011, for example, the Aesop …