The out-now October issue marks the launch of Monocle’s Retail Awards. We have a simple ambition: to spotlight the 25 people and places delivering best-in-class experiences and products. But it is also about how retail can hold a neighbourhood together, offer fledgling brands the chance to shine and create moments of interaction that elevate the everyday. Over the years, Monocle has championed the cause of good retail because, at its best, it anchors communities, champions the well-made, supports local businesses – and people – and creates spaces where a multitude of events and moments of inspiration can take place. So, why now? As many big US and European cities are struggling to keep their malls and shopping strips vibrant, we wanted to shine a light on some best practices around the globe.
Who has that special touch when it comes to service, atmosphere and products? Pick up Monocle’s October issue, which is out now, to find out.)