As an assignment for my journalism class we are going to find “it” stores in different cities. Stores you simply must visit if you happen to find yourself in the big cities below.
“The addition of a coffeeshop within a clothing store has become a major trend in 2014 (Uniqlo is the latest to jump on board), but American Two Shot was ahead of the curve when it opened a couple of years ago with Café Integral at the front of the shop. Grab an espresso and browse the latest indie-label offerings, like a yellow Addison x We Wore What reversible crop top ($125) or Solid & Striped swim shorts ($130) for guys. And the java will come in handy: The downtown shop often hosts late-night parties.2
Once you’re out of General Quarters head across the street to this Los Angeles retail staple. You will notice all sorts of people shopping here from your trendy fashion-forward individuals to streetwear loyalists. That’s because American Rag carries everything across the board from 10.Deep all the way up to Alexander McQueen. The also have a great vintage selection, and their denim bar is one of the city’s best.
“& Other Stories is a fashion brand offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style, or story. Our creative ateliers in Paris and Stockholm design diversified fashion collections with great attention to detail and quality at an affordable price.Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style.She wears things that feel right to her and reflect her personality. & Other Stories is about bringing everything she can wear into one place, focusing on the whole look. We believe shoes, bags, jewellery, lingerie and beauty are key for styling and just as important as clothing.Our collections are built around inspiring fashion stories. All our lines are diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and designed to provide endless styling choices.Carefully selected materials are an important ingredient in every piece. & Other Stories aims to design lasting wardrobe treasures within a wide price range.”
“If you can afford luxury (or if you simply like to window shop), this has to be one of Copenhagen’s most attractive clothing stores for women’s clothing: Not only for the decor, which is exquisite, but for the range of highly desirable designer lines available, from Marc Jacobs and Dolce&Gabbana to Bottega Venata and LaLa Berlin. The store itself admits to stocking only the most exclusive brands in the world, and the service is as personal and attentive as you would expect in such exclusive company. Its namesake would surely have adored it.”
“Galeries Lafayette, as one of the world’s largest department stores, can be a daunting prospect but if it’s to tick off your Paris Bucket List then you can attempt the smaller but more negotiable Lafayette Maison store across the street. In terms of Parisian design and lifestyle, you’ll find it all here. Ever-changing pop-ups freshen the scene, such as the Parisian parfumier Diptyque offering edible-smelling scents for your body and home. This season it’s all about neo retro 1950s and 60s, with a Vespa/Formica ambience and Françoise Hardy music. “