American Retail Buildings – US Store Designs

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of US Retail Buildings. We aim to include shop buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed US Shopping Center buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the United States of America. The focus is on contemporary US retail buildings but information on traditional shop buildings in the USA is also welcome.

Major Store Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Armani Fifth Avenue shop, USA
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
Armani Fifth Avenue Store
photo courtesy of Studio Fuksas

Giorgio Armani New York
After Hong Kong Chater House and Tokyo Ginza Tower, Fifth Avenue completes the trilogy of the Armani Stores designed by Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas for the famous designer. Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the street more known, the project takes up the first three floors of two buildings localized between the 5th Avenue and the 56th Street. Besides the basement, the show room develops on four differents levels and it’s conceived of an only space, without clear distinctions, a singing space connected with the power generated by the whirlwind of the staircase.

Derek Lam Boutique, New York City, USA
Design: SANAA
Derek Lam Boutique
image of the Derek Lam NYC Boutique from DLM

Derek Lam New York Store
Derek Lam International’s first stand-alone boutique, designed by internationally esteemed architects SANAA. “I am thrilled to work with architects who share my design philosophy and whose work I so greatly admire,” said Derek Lam, who counts Kazuyo Sejima among his very first customers. “SANAA has created a retail environment that is minimalist, functional, intimate and warm. The store concept will be an important step towards solidifying the identity of the brand.”

Prada Store New York, New York City
Design: Rem Koolhaas, Architect / OMA
Prada New York Epicenter
photo : Armin Linke

Prada Epicenter
The stores are conceived as specific insertions both in relation to the brand and the network of existing ‘green’ Prada stores, as well as the city and cultural context they are situated in. In contrast to the concept of a classical ‘flagship store’ – the simple enlargement of a generic store, in other words more of the same – the new Prada ‘epicenters’ offer a diversification of the shopping experience: the commercial function is overlaid with a series of experiential and spatial typologies.

Sunset Boutique, Los Angeles, California
Design: PATTERNS
Sunset Boulevard Shop
image from architect

Sunset Boutique
The spatial performance of the store is based on the bending effect of two reciprocally ruled surfaces: the façade that bends inside up and the pliant stair that bends outside down, create a magnetic field that gravitates towards the interior. The bent façade operates as a responsive skin that by means of local inflections senses the dynamics of pedestrian activity on the sidewalk and nearby strip. The interior bent surface fluidly shreds into steps allowing the emergence of a differential hybrid that operates as a stair and display system at the same time.

Arcade Boutique, Hollywood Building, Los Angeles, California
Design: Montalba Architects
Arcade Boutique
image from CC Sullivan

Arcade Boutique
High-end, exclusive fashion meets retail in a carefully curated shop designed by David Montalba. By bringing much-needed light and a sensuous material qualities to the new store, Montalba reflects the retailer’s vision and supports her unique business approach. When Rochelle Gores, the discerning and sophisticated daughter of a private equity pioneer, conceived her upscale Arcade boutique set to open on the Melrose strip of West Hollywood, she chose the design-focused and already noteworthy architect David Montalba to give shape to her vision.

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Recent Shop Design in the USA

Steven Alan Portland, Oregon
Design: Hollwich Kushner (HWKN)
Steven Alan Portland Shop
photo : Christian Columbres

Steven Alan Portland Store Design – 10 Sep 2013
Designed by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) as a prototype for future Steven Alan locations in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, the Portland store imbues a local character to a modular design. Building on his reputation for scouting the most intriguing young designers, Steven Alan turned to Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) to envision a national expansion beyond the 20 existing retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Connecticut. Each location carries an eclectic mix of the full Steven Alan collection, alongside pioneering designers of clothing, handbags and other accessories. The unique chemistry of the brand led HWKN to develop an architecture that can be tailored to each unique space.

Shop Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles, California
Architect: Sybarite
Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles
photograph : Jimmy Cohrssen

Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles Boutique

Louis Vuitton store facade, New York City
Jun Aoki Architect
Louis Vuitton Store New York
photo : Andrew McRae

New York store

Marni Boutique Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Las Vegas
photo : Donato Sardello

Marni Las Vegas at The Crystals

Marni Boutique Madison Avenue, New York
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Madison Avenue
photo : Paul Warchol

Marni Madison Avenue

Marni Boutique Miami, Florida
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Miami
photo : Bill Wisser

Marni Miami Boutique

Marni Boutique Soho, New York City
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Soho
photo : Paul Warchol

Marni Soho

Natick Collection, Massachusetts
Beyer Blinder Belle
Natick Collection
photo : Chuck Choi

Natick Collection

Pronovias Store, New York City
GCA Arquitectos Asociados
Pronovias Store
picture : Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Pronovias Store

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Key American Retail Buildings, no images:

Apple SoHo, New York City
2002
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect

Apple Store Fifth Avenue, New York City
2006
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

GIADA Shop, New York City
1987
Steven Holl Architects

Hoffman Auto Showroom – now Mercedes-Benz Showroom Manhattan
430 Park Avenue (at 56th Street), New York
1954
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect

La Maison Unique, Longchamps store, Soho, Manhattan
2007
Heatherwick Studio

Prada Epicenter, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, California
2007
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA

V. C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, California
1948
Frank Lloyd Wright




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