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08.05.20 — Nike News

Paris Welcomes Nike House of Innovation

Joining in with New York and Shanghai, Nike has opened its third House of Innovation flagship on avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. While taking new strides to unite shoppers in an entirely immersive experience, it is also set to be one of their most sustainable locations.

07.29.20 — Uncover LA

Create & Cultivate’s Touch-Free L.A. Pop-Up Stocks WOC-Owned Brands & More

Now through August 29th, LA locals are able to use this digital shopping experience to discover and support WOC-owned brands that range from accessories, candles, to skincare at Culver City's Platform, or via Postmates for alternate social distancing service options.

07.22.20 — Footwear News

5 Critical Lessons That COVID-19 Has Taught Retailers So Far

As retail reopens, the restrictions in place have impacted how businesses are navigating through this time of change. Limited to no in person contact, higher digital demands for businesses, supply chain diversification, retail experiences taking new forms, and learning lessons from China are key takeaways discussed in the following article.


07.15.20 — Uncover LA

Shop Beautycounter’s First Clean Beauty Boutique Before It Officially Opens Later This Year

As Abbot Kinney awaits the official opening of Beautycounter's new flagship location, they welcomed an eye catching touch-free shopping experience to safely showcase one of their bestselling products.


07.08.20 — design:retail

High-Volume Sanitizing Station

These eco-friendly sanitizing fixtures dispense a gallon of sanitizer before needing to use their back up refill stored inside, and have the option to be customized with different colors or graphics to fit your company's aesthetic.

07.02.20 — design:retail

Flagships in the Time of COVID

Flagship locations have provided retailers a chance to use design principles to showcase their identity in a destination experience. Now, there is an opportunity for other stores to feel like a flagship by implementing their own enhanced shopping experiences, and tell a story unique to them by adapting some of these elements included in the following report.

06.24.20 — Business Insider

Starbucks is shutting hundreds of cafes and opening futuristic pickup-only stores in their place

In order to make coffee shops more accessible during the pandemic, Starbucks has plans to close 400 of their sit-down cafes and build 300 of their new pick-up locations. The new design is minimalistic with no seating, and customers place orders ahead of time using the mobile app to save on their waiting time inside the location.