Sneakers in a Bank Vault – 24 Kilates Bangkok

24kilatesbangkokWith the age of the Internets and shopping for stuff online, good old fashion retail stores need that “shock and awe” to get shoppers into stores.  Like the cool geeky Apple retail stores, streetwear boutiques have done the same by making brick & mortar stores a neat event place to come in and buy stuff.  One such shop is 24 Kilates in Bangkok, Thailand.  This innovative sneaker shop looks like a Swiss bank vault.  The shoes are kept in safety-type deposit boxes.  Now that’s neat.

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Interview with Fashion Designer Jason Wu

jasonwufall2016Fashion friends interview each other at Google, model Martha Hunt and designer Jason Wu talk about the changes in the fashion industry.  Jason discusses the future of not just the design elements, but using social media, the fast changing technologies and the future of the brick & mortar retail segment.

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Japan: The Robot Receptionist

robotreceptionistMeet Aiko Chihira.  She’s robot made by Toshiba and you will find her working at Mitsukoshi Nihombashi department store in Tokyo.  Let’s go shopping!

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Limited Edition Designer Collections: Target vs Kohl’s

April 2013 two retail giants Target vs Kohl’s will battle it out with budget price fashion with limited edition designer capsule collections.

kohlsdereklamKohl’s will be teaming up veteran designer Derek Lam and will drop their exclusive collection first on April 5th, 2013.  From all the press photos, the collection’s theme is a touch of mature chic with simplicity & solid color combinations.  Derek’s collection has lots of variety of dresses and skirts, so if you’re looking for various evening event wardrobes, you may want to break out your credit cards on this collection!

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Amazon Locker

Everybody at the office does some shopping at Amazon.  Once you click and buy, another issue pops up of whether to ship it to work?  If you don’t want your boss seeing packages delivered to your cubicle, try Amazon Locker.  You can send packages to these ATM-style secure lockers.

These Amazon Lockers are only in a few locations right now and there is a size and weight limit.

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Lost in Translation @ Japan Retail Store

Fuckin SaleA Japanese department store wanted to tell customers about their awesome sales event – but got the wrong English translation in their ads.  If it’s a f****** sale”, I think it should be more than 20% off.

Source:  Gawker – Japanese Department Store Ads.

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