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The Shopkeepers: 6 concept stores keeping traditional retail alive

‘The shops we frequent define our family lives and personal rituals,’ writes Sofia Borges in the preface of new retail tome, The Shopkeepers.

While offering a snapshot of some of the world’s most beautiful stores, from shoe shops to tobacconists, Borges and her fellow editors, Sven Ehmann and Robert Klanten, probe the question – what is the future of retail in the digital age? And how can storefront businesses stay relevant in the face of throw-away culture, economic uncertainty and changing tastes.

Here are six international stores offering something you can’t experience with the click of a mouse…

‘The Shopkeepers: Storefront business and the future of retail’ is out now via Gestalten

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