China is one of the leading countries when it comes to technology, architecture and design. Something we can also see in the country’s retail spaces. Beijing, the capital of the world’s most populous country, surely has some pearls when it comes to beautifully designed stores. We selected some stores for you where you must definitely pass by when you are visiting Beijing.
Nike & Jordan Basketball Experience Store
Nike’s largest basketball-focussed store in China is located in Beijing’s popular EC Mall. The remodeled store creates a seamless link between Nike’s digital and physical platforms by delivering the best of the brand’s personalized services, including the Nike+ Basketball Trial Zone and product customization.
You can find JUICE’s signature logo on storefronts dotted around Asia, as well as in Beijing. Over the years, JUICE has become on of the premier streetwear stores in the world, housing brands like Pigalle, Hood by Air, Yeezy and JUICE’s in-house label CLOT. JUICE Beijing iterates the design language of the brand, the use of natural materials like wood and the addition of plants and greenery, making the store a feast for the eyes.
I.T Beijing Market
This retail outlet is the mirror image of London’s Dover Street Market. The store, in the creative hands of Rei Kawakubo, does not only house the whole Commes Des Garcons portfolio, but also sells designer brands like Ann Demeulemeester, Céline, Gucci and Vetements to name a few. The design of the store is the one we recognize from its big sister in London and other city’s like New York and Singapore: abstract design, avoiding traditional colours and forms and adding unconventional details.
Opening in 2016, Off-White Beijing was the brand’s first store to open in China. Located in Galeries Lafayette, part of the famous French department store chain, the Off-White store is made up of strong lines and rough materials like concrete and rocks.
Shine is China’s most admired Select Shop destination for chic and avant-garde fashion. Carrying leading-edge designer brands from all over the world like Marcelo Burlon, Maison Margiela, Y Project and J.W. Anderson, shine is one of the favorite stores of many celebrities and artists.