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Starbucks’ New Store Designed Like An Old-Fashioned Apothecary

Starbucks opened a new store in New Orleans, USA. New location on Canal Street was inspired by city’s history and was designed to imagine how would the place look like as if it belonged to a Louisianan merchant in the early 1900s resembling the old apothecary store. The front room is a room where the merchant would have worked, and the back one – his living space – has more relaxed atmosphere. Lots of interior pieces were made by local artists. The new coffeeshop is an example of Starbucks approach of honoring the neighborhood’s culture through the store’s design.

Joy Cupcakes –  A Tasty Example of Successful Marketing

Marketing was always about serving the product right, making it fun, interesting and noticeable to the buyer. With great importance nowadays, as we live surrounded by tons of supplies, which are grabbing our attention to various showcases or online shopping pages. The question is which one will be the most unique to satisfy our demands; not only selling but also having a conversation with a customer through the little details. In this matter the style of the Joy cupcakes store/café in Melbourne, Australia, created by Australian firm Mims Design, was meant to be a total engagement between design of the place and its… Read more »

The World’s Biggest Barbie House in Shanghai, China is now CLOSED [PHOTOS]

Not all marketing moves are bringing the profit and development companies expect. Sometimes the company strategy could appear too outrageous for the new target. In March 2009 one of the world’s largest toy producers – Mattel Inc. (MAT) – opened the world’s first Barbie flagship store in Shanghai, China.  The opening was dedicated to 50 years anniversary of the world’s most-loved doll. The store, designed by New York’s agency Slide Architecture, consisted of 6 levels covering 3,500 square meters (37,700 square foot) with the world’s largest collection of Barbie dolls and connected products, along with other services and activities such as women’s… Read more »

Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore

Famous French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, just opened their newest and fifth showroom in Singapore last week. The new store isn’t just a branch, its a complete glass island-building, designed by Safdie Architects as a part of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel development opened in April of last year. The Marina Bay Sands complex just couldn’t have enough to offer, despite the casinos, restaurants, 3-towers hotel, world’s largest sky park, and the infinity view roof-top pool it sports,  one of two glass-and-steel pavilions Safdie built at the edge of the bay was acquired by the fashion house, and turned into LV’s biggest showroom… Read more »

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