everyone is"Flagship store (flagship store)"What kind of store will you imagine when you hear?
In Wikipedia, the flagship store is "The largest facilities and scale of the company, or a pioneering store that will try pioneeringIs explained.
It is new to remember that Starbucks's flagship store "Starbucks Reserved Loaster Tokyo" opened in Nakameguro and showed great excitement.
When you hear a flagship store, you often get the impression that a huge brand is a good store. Of course, there are many such flagship stores, but the trend has changed dramatically in recent years.
In this article, I would like to think about the future of flagship and road stores based on the actual LA D2C visit report.
1. Flagship store by digital native brands
Until now, hundreds of huge brands have a flagship store at the core. In recent years, however, D2C's digital native brand, which was originally sold at online stores only, has set up a flagship store. This is especially common in apparel brands, beauty and cosmetic brands.
Everyone, this article on Go Ride News[Finally landing in Japan! I went to the D2C brand ALLBIRDS store. ]Did you see? Allbirds is a D2C digital native brand that has a flagship store. After sales online only started in 2016, we opened the first flagship store in New York in 2017.
2. Creating a store that is not just selling products
The biggest feature of a new form of flagship store is that it is a shop that provides "experience" to consumers.I guess there are many people who buy products online. That is why it is particularly important to be added value in actual stores.
EverlaneThe apparel brand born in San Francisco is also known as the rise of this business model.
Everlane started selling products only on the online store in 2010 and announced the mobile app in 2015. In 2017, we opened our first flagship store in New York.
EVERLANE SOHO store
The simple and clean interior is impressive. In Everlane's actual stores, one -hour styling sessions from the store ambassador can be booked online, providing such a sophisticated shopping experience and more personalized experiences. 。
3. Small shops / few stocks
Flagship store trendsSmall shops, few stocks。
Previously, the "flagship store" had the image of "a huge and more stock than other actual stores". However, it seems that it is no longer necessary for brands that are mainly online sales.
Because, as mentioned earlier, a new style flagship store emphasizes providing experiences to consumers from brands, so it is enough to have a small stock on a small scale.
In other words, the products placed at the flagship store are more carefully selected. You can also effectively convey the brand image and message to consumers.
I introduced earlierALLBIRDS articleAmong them, GO RIDE members commented on the ALLBIRDS Harajuku store like this.
Although the inside of the store is not wide due to its elongated construction, it is a space with no cramped and pressure on sneakers on the walls one pair.
The popular ALLBIRDS store, which is very popular around the world, has a relatively small and friendly atmosphere, unlike the image of the flagship store so far.
4. LA D2C store visit report by GO RIDE members
What is the store of the American D2C brand like? So, GO RIDE's LA members actually experienced it. This time I visited the Everlane store I introduced earlier.
A store in Abbot Kinney, located along the coast near the center of Los Angeles.
The store has a clean atmosphere based on white. You can relax and enjoy shopping with a relaxing space and display.
Speaking of EverlaneRadical Transparency (thorough transparency)A brand that sells. The online store is also described as follows.
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