Comme des Garçons CEO Adrian Joffe Reimagines Retail With 3537

When Comme des Garçons CEO Adrian Joffe launched Dover Street Market in 2004, he changed the way many retailers functioned, situating well-known luxury brands with up-and-coming labels in the same space amidst rotating creative installations. Now, this artistic approach to retail is being pushed even further with 3537, a new events platform that sees department stores and cultural experiences operating on a didactic level. “3537 …

Totokaelo Opens in Soho, NYC

The fashion brand makes a statement with its East Coast arrival in a dream apartment-like space

It’s rewarding to be able to grow alongside a brand you love and follow its evolution. And as longtime Totokaelo fans, we’ve observed the thoughtful fashion purveyors develop and extend their philosophy far beyond the doors of their original brick-and-mortar store in Seattle—from their first dive into e-commerce in 2008 to the launch of their sister brand Totokaelo Art-Object in 2012, offering handmade art and …

A Tom Dixon Takeover at NYC’s The Store

A new concept space from MING makes its debut by hosting the British designer's products for the next three months

Physical retail stores are no longer just places where credit cards get charged and items are purchased—online shopping satisfies those two requirements easily; but passers-by yearn for a place for interaction, discovery and being. Thus explains the recent crop of experience-focused spaces, like NYC’s intimate design store Calliope in the West Village. The latest comes from young creative company MING, who, aside from doing project …