The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”); and Arabs and Berbers did it in the labyrinthine souk....
Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.
Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.
There’s a fine art to getting you to gape—one that shop-window designers of all stripes must learn.
Personal devices are the new frontier for shops peddling their wares. Have a look at how your toddler will shop.