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Latest on Retail
The neighbourhood-building power of retail shouldn’t be underestimated. We go on an inspiring global tour with the shopkeepers, designers and business owners who know a thing or two about physical retail.
Off-the-grid fashion retail
We walk the extra mile to meet shopkeepers who’ve gone off the beaten track to give their customers a different experience.
The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets
Retail, we’re told, is in big trouble. But shops and markets have been bringing people together for centuries and we resolutely believe that they are here to stay. Turn to our latest book to see why.Available now at The Monocle Shop
The secret to putting on perfume
In our ‘Secret to...’ series we look at the best way to wear a fragrance with Frances Shoemack, founder of Abel perfumes.
Paris retail: La Grande Epicerie
The newly opened La Grande Epicerie on the Parisian rive droite celebrates the importance of physical retail. Monocle Films pays a visit to admire the heritage brands and tasty produce.
Christmas shopping in Helsinki
We head to Santa's homeland to stock up on some Christmas stocking fillers, from fashion and homeware to books and toys.Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Helsinki is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Speciality retail: Verona
This Italian city has a long tradition of typography – and the business still has a story to tell. Letterpress workshop-cum-store Lino’s & Co updates old machines with 3D-printed movable type.
Speciality retail: Prague
Prague butcher Naše maso has married traditional know-how with contemporary design to create a culinary destination in the Czech capital. This month’s specialist retailer tells us about his special cuts and meaty passions.
The future of retail
Be it online or on the high street, the retail industry is changing fast. From mall developers to pop-up shop suppliers, we know that bricks-and-mortar help to keep your business vital.
Speciality retail: Barcelona
Offering the best in local produce and rare wines, Vila Viniteca continues the Spanish retail tradition of a no-nonsense 'colmado' in the historic neighbourhood of el Born.
Speciality retail: Amsterdam
The colourful collection of jars with pickles and fermented food pulls customers through the front door of shop-cum-bistro Thull’s.
Christmas shopping in Ljubljana
The Slovenian capital is a treasure trove of unusual and creative gifts for the festive season – and our pick for all the presents and stocking-fillers you could ever need.
Retail Survey: Division Street, Portland, Oregon
Division Street in Portland, Oregon has witnessed a model retail renaissance. Monocle Films meets the shopkeepers on this once sleepy stretch, which is now the centre of the city’s budding new retail scene.