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 …

Word of Mouth: Porto

Vintage furniture, vegetarian fare, obscure records and everything in between in Portugal's northern metropolis

Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-stylearchitectural structures and seven river-expanding bridgesnot to mention its renowned wine culture. The city evokes an industrial-hip vibe supported by a vibrant nightlife and thriving music and art scenes. Lifting its head out of economic despair, Porto (like its familial city of Lisbon) has experienced a …