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 …

Discover New Designers at Tictail’s Holiday Pop-Up

Sweden's online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands

For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that’s truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened its first (albeit temporary) US retail location this week in NYC’s Lower East Side. The Holiday Pop-Up introduces shoppers to independent designers and brands from around the world. Think of it …

The Elder Statesman’s First Retail Store Opens in LA

The new indoor/outdoor space in West Hollywood carries the vibe of the understated luxury brand

After seven and a half years in business, picking up the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award along the way, The Elder Statesman has finally opened its first brick and mortar store in its hometown of Los Angeles. Founder Greg Chait—recognizable by his full beard and regular rotating stylish eyewear—calls himself an “accidental” designer with roots in the music and entertainment business. It’s this non-traditional background …