It’s really easy to wake up the computer, type in a brand, shop, add to cart, and wait for it to show up on your doorstep, but there’s something about the in-person experience of a brick-and-mortar shop, especially a design-focused one, that we love. You get to touch the products, see how they’re made, and know that your money is supporting a small, independent shop that the owners put their blood, sweat, and tears into. Throughout 2019, we featured some of those shops around the globe in our
Pittsburgh-based Moop, the well-known canvas bag brand, now shares its name with a brick and mortar shop of exceptional curation.
Bref is a Montreal boutique, a gallery, and an event space that offers a unique journey and shopping experience to lovers of art and design.
For 45 years Luminaire has helped to define what it means to be a top notch purveyor of international design and now they branched out into four locations, the latest of which recently opened in Los Angeles.
About six months ago, Schoolhouse opened their third store location in Pittsburgh’s renovated Detective Building – the building’s architecture alone being a perfect fit for the brand that began over a decade and a half ago.
Southern California-based home goods brand Norden was founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Erika and Pete Panciera, and last year they opened a storefront in Encinitas, California.
Founded by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris, L.A.’s shop MIDLAND has two locations in both Culver City and Silver Lake, and operates by the philosophy of selling only well-chosen goods that resonate with both women and their customers.
Pick up a pair of life-changing Sabahs shoes and more at Sabah House’s newest brick and mortar location on Chiltern Street in London!
In Mexico City sits Librería Casa Bosques, an outstanding independent bookstore full of carefully curated independent books and magazines.
Best known for their marquee events during NYCxDESIGN, WantedDesign opened a storefront at Industry City, Brooklyn, called IC Store.
Gestalt New York can be summed up by knowing the definition of the word: an organized whole perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
RB12 is a home furnishings store in Shoreditch, London, who proudly represent over 35 contemporary design brands from across the globe.
We talked to New York City-based Fort Makers founder Nana Spears about the studio’s multidisciplinary approach to art, furniture, and product design, and how they connect creatives across disciplines to create a curated community to make with, inside of an environment conducive to discovering and growing as creatives.
For the last Design Store(y) of 2019, we talked to James Turner about Choose Love pop-up shops that do good where every purchase goes straight to Help Refugees.