From the multi-level retail palace that houses Zara Rome in a renovated 18th century building to the sleek fashion boutiques of Milan, this book is the final word on fashion and clothing boutiques. The first 146 pages alone are dedicated to clothing stores. Dazzling staircases, sweeping lofts, and adventures in wood and stone are all part of the luxury lifestyle message that currently defines the direction of retail design, specifically, and interior design, generally.
This book looks beyond fashion to also present varied retail outlets - even a museum shop at the Tate Modern. Also included are pharmacies and apothecaries, bedding shops, and numerous other retail spaces from Italy, London, Holland, Sweden, France, Canada, Japan, and the United States. Architectural drawings accompany many of the case studies.