The Future. Coach and ICECREAM are the latest labels to launch unique, themed shopping destinations that are more statement pieces than functional retail stores. But that may be the point — in a world where even the most-storied of brands can get lost in the noise, those who may seem more premium are pulling off one-of-a-kind stunts.
Fashion brands are thinking outside of the brick-and-mortar box.
- The NYC-based fashion brand recently opened Coach Air — a concept store situated inside a totally renovated 1981 Boeing 747.
- Located at the Freeport A’Famosa Outlet in Malaysia, the store gives customers an experience reminiscent of the golden age of air travel.
- Predictably, the store contains airline-themed items like carry-on bags and passport cases. There’s also a café on board if you need a caffeine boost.
- The subsidiary of Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club opened a retro American diner called Satellite Diner in the iconic Le Marais district during Paris Fashion Week.
- It’s a play on the design inspirations of the brand, with a curated selection of exclusive coach jackets, varsity jackets, and bowling shirts.
- Yes, you can even order classic diner food like hot dogs and grilled cheese.
It looks like the new trend in fashion is crafting luxury destinations that are a cut above anything you’ll see on Rodeo Drive or 5th Avenue.