With the chaos of Black Friday already being part of this week, we figured you could use more relaxing options this weekend. Quality lifestyle retail openings can help you gather yourself after a long day of doorbuster deals, or perhaps maybe a trip to the museum can help inspire you. Whatever the case may be, we’ve rounded up a number of the latest spaces for you to check out this weekend. Enjoy.
MANHATTAN: MUJI’s New Flagship
MUJI’s latest flagship in the US lands in the heart of Manhattan’s most popular shopping area. The new MUJI store on Fifth Avenue finds itself right across the street from the New York Public Library and boasts a number of new and exclusive elements ranging from an embroidery station to a plant shop created in collaboration with Green Fingers. With an expanded selection of food, travel items, children’s clothes, Japanese books, and items from the Found MUJI Collection, the store carries many offerings that have never been available in a MUJI store outside of Japan.
475 Fifth Avenue
MANHATTAN: Snow Peak’s New Flagship
The second brick-and-mortar store for the outdoor lifestyle team at Snow Peak arrives in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Aiming to serve as a crossroads between urban life and a consciousness for nature, the bustling Manhattan location is perfect for the brand. The store stocks its own high-end camping equipment as well as other complimentary brands framed within the clean white walls that are juxtaposed against natural elements of wood, rocks and greenery. The retail space presents an overall artistic display, and is sure to offer a new experience for SoHo shoppers.
59 Crosby Street
DUBLIN: Makers & Brothers at Home
A unique retail experience lands in Dublin this weekend courtesy of Makers & Brothers. The unique seasonal shop takes place in a converted wing of an elegant Georgian home where visitors will be able to explore and experience their favorite home goods from the brand. Everyday modern luxuries by Makers & Brothers as well as other designers are presented and are available for purchase. You can check out the schedule and read more about the event here.
Fairholme, Abbey Road, Blackrock, Co.
SYDNEY: Saturdays’s Flagship at Bondi Beach
Saturdays NYC has just opened its first flagship location in Australia with a new store designed by Akin Creative. Drawing from the brand’s modern persona and Bondi’s sidewalk culture, the store incorporates locally sourced woods and materials in its displays. Keeping with the brand’s signature of a retail + café experience, coffees are supplied by local roasters with seating for customers to spend time and relax. Carrying the full Saturdays collection of apparel, footwear and accessories, as well as a selection of surfboards, the new space finally realizes the brand’s love for Australia.
L08/180-186 Campbell Parade
SEATTLE: Filson’s New Flagship
Since 1897, Filson has been making outdoor products right in Seattle. Now, the brand opens up a new flagship store in the same building as its factory to provide a firsthand view of how Filson products are made. With the largest selection of Filson goods in the country and product exclusive to Seattle, the store is fully stocked. An 18-foot tall totem and an up-cycled lumber trellis breathe in the Pacific Northwest roots that inspire the brand. Located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, the new storefront is definitely worth a visit for anyone with an appreciation for locally-made goods.
1741 First Ave. South
LONDON: Brooks England x Design Museum
The Design Museum has just opened a new exhibition showcasing the development of contemporary cycling. Included in the Cycle Revolution Exhibition will be a showcase of high quality garments and accessories manufacturers, including Brooks whose heritage reaches as far back as 1866, earning popularity for its leather saddles and accessories. Highlighting a range for both commuting cyclists and Olympic level competitors, this exhibition is a must-stop for any cycling aficionado. The exhibit is open now and you can read more about it here.
28 Shad Thames
Words: George Ocampo/Selectism.com