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A Storefront In NYC For Only $7 A Day!

Have you always dreamed of opening up a store in a trendy neighborhood? Do you have $7? If you answered yes to both of these questions, your dreams may very well be on the cusp of coming true, albeit in a half-assed sort of way. Shopping Box, a new store in New York City’s Soho neighborhood (famous for its high rents and posh stores and restaurants), offers small display spots in their shop for $7 a day — less if your box isn’t in the window at eye level. Apparently, this business model is common in Japan and vendors can use the space to sell old accessories, new crafts, whatever. It sounds a lot like real-life eBay to us. Think it’ll work? [Racked] Keep reading »

Which Retail Stores Would You Like To Live In?

Yesterday, one of our favorite funny ladies, Mindy Kaling, posed an interesting question on Twitter: “What retail store would people like to live in? I say Barneys on Wilshire because of the stairs or Dylans Candy Store in Manhattan.” Many stores where we shop have such interesting decors that we’d like to move in. Personally, I wouldn’t mind living in Madewell. The one in New York is mostly white with worn wood rafters and floors, and it’s decorated with old clocks and cameras, driftwood and plaid (in the form of clothes). Which stores would you like to live in? [Well I think we know at least one person around here named Amelia who would not choose Hollister. -- Editor] Keep reading »

That’s Vaginal! Escalator In First Ever Barbie Flagship Store Looks Like Lady Bits

Have I seen too many vaginas, or does this pink-hued escalator in the world’s first ever Barbie flagship store in Shanghai look a hell of a lot like a hooha? I mean, really. The recently completed Barbie-themed Mattel store in Shanghai, China, was designed by Slade Architecture. At a whopping 35,000 square feet, the Barbie palace “holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Barbie dolls and licensed Barbie products, as well as a range of services and activities for Barbie fans and their families,” in which, per Mattel’s request, “Barbie is hero.” Um, you go, girl? The exterior is minimalist futurist, and the interior is slick pop with its Barbie-embedded walls, spaceship cosmetics counter, and a high-tech area where you can design your own Barbie doll. Still, that escalator is its most striking feature, IMO. What do you think of it: pretty people mover or totes cooter? [ArchDaily] Keep reading »

Hot Footballer Flounces Around In Store Window Display For All To See

Andrea Vasa, a 30-year-old hot football — in other words soccer — player for Milan’s Brera team, is living in Dirk Bikkembergs, a high-end Italian store, parading around half-naked, lifting weights, and lolling about for anyone who happens to look in the windows. “Among the shelves and clothes hangers exposing the items that are for sale, Andrea’s personal clothes can be found, as well as the pictures and books he chose to take with him to his new home.” He’s got his own housekeeper and can invite over whomever he likes, but what if he wants to leave? “Before going out, Andrea will take a shower in a relax room papered with pages from Gazzetta dello Sport, compose his outfit for the following occasion, preen himself in one of the silver trophies, step into his Porsche and drive it out through a massive window that doubles as a garage door.” Fascinating! Too bad, Towleroad notes, the shower is the only part of the live-in scene that’s shielded from public view. Keep reading »

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