6 Concept Stores The Will Change The Way You Shop

COVID has completely changed the way we shop, and retail as we know it. I do miss the days of running through the mall, window shopping and browsing for physical items. Now it seems like most of my shopping is done through a series of clicks as I shuffle through my browser tabs.

While many retailers shut down, pivoted or simply disappeared, it’s important to note that retail is ever-changing, and right now it is going through a shift. Many brick-and-mortar stores are busy cultivating new experiences, and changing how we view retail. Could concept stores change retail forever, or even save it?

These concept stores will not only change the way you shop but make you appreciate the retail experience and possibly even see it in a renewed light.

Dover Street Market

via Drapers

This concept store is well-known around the world thanks to its locations in the chicest cities like London, Paris, New York City, Tokyo, Beijing and more. The shop was originally created by genius Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Comme des Garçons. The spaces are constantly changing, and even if you don’t shop, the creative visuals are worth a visit.


via Surface Mag

This influencer-loved travel brand also has a creative concept store in NYC. Going beyond its beloved line, AWAY shares travel essentials through stunning modern displays that will influence your future travels.


via Matter

For those who love contemporary homewares and furniture, Matter is the place for you. It’s like walking into a perfectly decorated home, with everything in the right place.

Brik + Clik

via Brik + Clik

A concept store that curates its experience even online?! It’s almost unheard of. It launched during the pandemic as a unique shop boasting wellness and lifestyle products. Not ready to step into its physical locations? Take a virtual tour here.

Saturdays NYC

via Retail Design Blog

Just the name is enticing. Saturdays has easily become an international lifestyle brand with a cross between minimal aesthetics and fun, quirky details. It even has a magazine to help you fully embrace the weekend style.

Coming Soon NYC

via Whistles

I discovered this shop on Instagram while I was diving into eclectic home finds. Everything about Coming Soon NYC screams trendy, chic and fashion-forward. You can shop the store as well as its furniture online and in its New York City shops.

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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.