retail design


To complement the We Are Flowers collection’s styles by Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu, the plastic-shoe brand Melissa commissioned Softlab to design a temporary installation for the New York flagship. Photography by Alan Tansey.


{Retail therapy… rendered in marble, gold, velvet, and tribal sculptures.}

Designed by Hedi Slimane, French photographer, fashion designer and current creative director for Saint Laurent, the boutique features pieces by Jacques Adnet, Jean Besnard, Edith Borger, Théo Ruth, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann by Alfred Porteneuve and André Sornay.

This time around, the space is so much more than a visual feast. It’s a museum of sculpture and fashion, a true reflection of the brand’s timeless presence in the ever-changing fashion realm.

Grandma’s attic goes surreal with pendant fixtures fashioned from vintage petticoats and bicycle wheels at Antonio Marras, occupying a former auto-repair shop in Milan. Photography by Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Go here for a global tour of luxe retail design.


Walk-Over Shoes, NYC, NY
Photo by Samuel H. Gottscho
Image via Museum of the City of New York

The ginormous painting of the shoemaker is fantastic, isn’t it? He’s standing there at his workbench, with his humble offering, backed by the U.S. Capitol, the Empire State Building, a power plant, the Eiffel Tower, the Far East, possibly a goddess. This was at a shop at Fifth Avenue and 45th.