Retail Design Through the Trade Show Lens

The U.S. retail sector continues to evolve radically, with over 8,600 stores across multiple brands set to close in 2017, the fastest annual rate of closure ever seen. However, retail behemoths like Ulta and Target are opening stores at a rapid clip, and Wall Street can’t get enough of digital natives turned bricks-and-mortar purveyors Bonobos and Warby Parker. Even Amazon is getting into the storefront arena with select physical store sites opening across the country to sell curated-by-customer assortments of category favorites.