Top 10 Stores of 2012
1. Baby & Child, Santa Monica, Calif.
A brand new concept from Restoration Hardware, Baby & Child offers a hip, modern take on upscale children's’ home furnishings. With its taupe tones and sophisticated stylings, this new format is far removed from the pastel, whimsical universe of Pottery Barn Kids and most other kids’ stores. Read More
4. Loblaw, Toronto
Canada’s leading supermarket operator, Lobaw Cos. Ltd., has transformed the famed Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto into a must-see retail destination. The 85,000-sq.-ft. supermarket combines a strong urban design with homage to the history of the Gardens. Read More
5. Neiman Marcus, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Neiman Marcus took full advantage of its Northern California locale in the design of its store in Walnut Creek, Calif. The interior finishes and materials draw from the rich colors of the surrounding landscape, and the space takes advantage of the famed California sunshine. Read More
6. Primark, London
Value fashion retailer Primark’s new flagship on Oxford Street (at Tottenham Court Road) spans some 82,300 sq. ft. over four floors. Designed by Dalziel & Pow, London, the store has a bold, modern look, complete with a faux tube station, a massive LED screen and colorful graphics. Read More
7. Spanx, McLean, Va.
Shapewear and hosiery marketer Spanx opened its first-ever freestanding location, in Tyson’s Corner Center, McLean, Va. The 1,200-sq.-ft. store is stylish and chic, with a fun, upbeat, feel that captures the spirit and personality of the brand. Read More