Store design is the great art of staging and communicating a brand's values, and the supreme method of anchoring your brand in a customer's mind over the long term. As our daily activities move increasingly into the virtual sphere, people long for things that are accessible and approachable. Retailers must fight an increasingly difficult battle with online providers to win customers. A sophisticated mix of a wide variety of materials, spaces designed with eclectic ingredients or luxurious accents, and elegant lighting solutions become vehicles that convey the heart and image of a brand and create tactile and visual experiences for shoppers. In this manner, shops become event locations, favorite hangouts, and in the very best cases, a kind of living room for customers and friends. This opulent book shows the most amazing stores, talks to brand makers and creative artists and designers, and offers unique insights into the previously unknown world of brand design. Brands want to move us-and more and more, stores are where the magic happens.