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Project: Hermès, Munich

Design: RDAI
Opening date: March 2017
Store size: 640 sq m

Some 30 years after Hermès opened its first store in Germany, in Munich, the French luxury fashion house has unveiled a new site on the prestigious Maximilianstrasse. Designed by Paris-based Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure (RDAI) - the firm behind many of the Hermès stores worldwide - the 640 sq m flagship is located in the historic Münzarkaden ('Mint Arcades') and houses all of the brand's 16 product categories across three floors.

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Project: Tommy Hilfiger

Design: rpa:group
Opening date: December 2016
Store size: 252 sq m

Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 252 sq m store at the new £165 million Leeds Victoria Gate development. Hammerson, the developers of Leeds Victoria Gate, set themselves the challenge of achieving a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent' for the centre as a whole, and as a store, the rpa:group internal architecture team aimed for 'Very Good', which makes this Tommy store one of the most environmentally conscious in Europe.

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Project: Yeti

Design: Lauckgroup; Lake Flato; McGarrah Jessee
Opening date: February 2016
Store size: 740 sq m


Despite it's urban setting, the new Yeti store in Austin, Texas is designed to immerse visitors in the outdoors. The American premium cooler and drinkware brand opened its first physical retail space on South Congress Avenue in February, offering live entertainment, an expansive indoor/outdoor bar, production customisation zone, outdoor-themed installations and an array of historical artefacts.

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Project: Kusmi Tea

Design: Christopher Jenner
Opening date: January 2017
Store size: 67 sq m

Luxury tea brand Kusmi Paris has opened a store in the Calatrava station at the World Trade Centre in New York with an interior that balances the company's baroque Russian heritage with its French provenance (the company launched in Saint Petersburg in 1867 before moving to Paris in 1917).

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