Eat And Shop At These 5 Multi-Concept Stores
With so many online retail stores popping all around, brick and mortar businesses have to be on their toes and continuously come up with enterprising ideas to keep the interest of shoppers. There’s been an emergence of shopping and dining outfits of late, and we’re absolutely loving it! Shopping out of the web is great, but it can also be really exhausting. Coffee and dessert are a sure quick fix to get the blood pumping again. That’s retail bliss, if you ask us. We can see you nodding your head (however slightly!) in agreement.
We’ve scoured for the 5 best places from around the globe that marries the two. Hold steady and note them in your travel to-do list!
1. Assembly Label
A minimally chic brand with a coastal lifestyle attitude, there isn’t a more perfect place for Assembly Label’s store near Manly Beach in Sydney. Housed in a 1923 art deco building, it’s a great escape for an easy retail getaway. A La Marzocco machine greets you at the entrance, ready to awaken your senses with All Press coffee. Heaven is a place on Manly.
Photo Credits: Assembly Label
2. Flowerboy Project
Residential Landscape Consultant Sean Knibb (also, a creative genius) opened the Flowerboy Project — a café/boutique/flower shop in Venice, California mid of last year. Inspired by the childhood days he’d spent with his florist grandmother, Flowerboy Project serves up fresh flowers, Vittoria Coffee and a mind-blowing menu of baked goods and sandwiches. Just imagine, all that coming together under a roof of a beautifully set space…
Photo Credits: T Magazine
3. Bianchi Cafe & Cycles
Combining Italy’s love for design, food and wine, Milan-born bicycle brand, Bianchi, opened it’s very first Italian outlet of the Bianchi Café & Cycles chain right in the heart of the city. Serving up an Italian gourmet, paired with an extensive wine list, the strategically located store is ideal for meetings with friends. Not really one for a universal group of shoppers, it’s nevertheless pretty cool to be dining with iconic bicycles all around. Just don’t get wheeled away…
Photo Credits: KS Project
Meet The Pact, Singapore’s answer to this cool collaborative concept. Designed with an industrial and boho fit out, this bar-restaurant cum fashion boutique is most known for their tapas servings of Japanese and Western fusion. Tucked in a corner of a quiet shopping centre along Orchard Road, it’s almost like a secret hideout. Oh, and you can also get your hair done at the salon right at the back! No reason to leave really (except when nature calls).
Photo Credits: PACT
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop without the dull, commercial feel of a departmental store, then we think we’ve got just the place for you. The Goodhood Store in Shoreditch, London reveals a pampering array of retail choices from homeware, to apparel to footwear, and even offers an in-house café. Spanning across two floors, the retail experience here sounds too good to be true!