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14 Mar 2017
5 min

Section D - Gert Voorjans: 

Gert Voorjans is known for designing Dries Van Noten’s retail spaces but most of his energy is devoted to domestic projects. He takes us on a tour of his showroom-cum-office.

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21 Oct 2016
8 min

The Globalist - Selling well: 

Dominique Bonnafoux, senior strategist at retail consultants Fitch, explains why our favourite shops can represent more than places to buy goods.

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24 Nov 2021
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Freitag: 

Freitag was launched in Zürich in 1993 by brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag and is known around the world for the messenger bags, backpacks and accessories that they make mostly from recycled truck tarps. The company has recently been working with trucking companies to create a more sustainable tarp, which can be fully broken down or repurposed after use, first on the highway and later as a bag.

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31 Jan 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - From e-commerce to bricks and mortar: 

In the early years of the internet and social media, many assumed that e-commerce would eclipse traditional retail. But today many brands are successfully shifting their focus away from the screen and back to the high street. We hear from four businesses invested in that change, from pop-up-space rental platform Appear Here and clothing labels Kotn and L’Estrange to Singapore’s We The People, a shop bringing crowdfunded projects to bricks-and-mortar.

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29 Aug 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - Reinventing retail: 

Can Arket reimagine the way we shop? We take a tour of the H&M Group’s latest all-encompassing retail experience and consider how to revive the department-store model. Plus: we ask whether cities have been too quick to embrace the cycle scheme and extol the virtues of the humble carpark.



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