20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

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20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Merci, Paris

Visit for the tiny red car parked in the courtyard, the Liberty print ribbons, and the silver and gold Merci medallions that come on leather cords.

111 Blvd. Beaumarchais


Paris, France 75003


+33-1-42-77-00-33

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Casa Cavia, Buenos Aires

Visit for the lovely 1920s architecture, La Cocina restaurant from Francis Mallmann protégé Pablo Massey, and the in-house perfumery’s signature scent, Biblioteca de Babel.

Cavia 2985


Buenos Aires, Argentina C1425DDA


+54-11-4801-9693

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Nonostante Marras, Milan

Visit for the reprieve from Milan’s busy streets, high-meets-low apparel and homewares mixed in orderly disorder, and jewelry from Italian designer Monica Castiglioni.

Via Cola di Rienzo, 8


Milan, Italy 20144


+39-02-7628-0991

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Portrait, Haarlem

Visit for the in-house cafe with space for spreading out and settling in, the refined Scandinavia aesthetic, and the for-sale display furniture.

Raamvest 29A


Haarlem, Netherlands


+31-23-303-1229

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

The Apartment by The Line, New York City

Visit for the feeling of never wanting to leave, vintage books that aren’t just props, and a collection of international labels that include Reed Krakoff and Raphaella Ribound.

76 Greene St. 3rd Floor


New York, New York 10012


+1-646-678-4908

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

10 Corso Como, Milan

Visit for the world’s most intimate boutique hotel, expertly curated designer duds, and a bookshop filled with art and design titles.

Corso Como, 10


Milan, Italy 20154


+39-02-2900-2674

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Colette, Paris

Visit for the limited-edition Japanese toys, celebrity sightings, mystery grab bags, and listening stations with global beats.

213 Rue Saint Honoré


Paris, France 75001


+33-1-55-35-33-90

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Flowerboy Project, Los Angeles

Visit for the daily selection of fresh-cut flowers, Vittoria espresso, and furniture designed by owner Sean Knibb.

824 Lincoln Blvd.


Los Angeles, California 90219


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20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Bazar Noir, Berlin

Visit for the boxed-in floating staircase, all black decor, and hard-to-find goods from local and international designers.

Kreuzbergstrasse 78


Berlin, Germany 10965


+49-30-64-07-67-33

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

The Society Inc, Sydney

Visit for the treasure trove of global curiosities collected by Australian stylist and owner Sibella Court, sold alongside her custom line of paints and hardware.

Warehouse 3.02, 75 Mary St.


Sydney, Australia 2044


+61-2-9331-1592

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

The Paris Market, Savannah

Visit for the Parisian flea market-inspired goods and adjacent cafe with lavender garden tea and sandwiches from Back in the Day Bakery.

36 W. Broughton St.


Savannah, Georgia 31401


+1-912-232-1500

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Woaw!, Hong Kong

Visit for the biggest collection of objects you never knew you needed, like an app-controlled pixel light and designer air fresheners for your automobile.

11 Gough St.


Hong Kong


+852-2552-8869

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Bungalow 8, Mumbai

Visit for the romantic-and-industrial vibe in an 1857 heritage building stocked with tableware, clothing, and accessories from top Indian designers.

Wankhede Stadium


Mumbai, India 400020


+91-22-2281-9880

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Do Design, Madrid

Visit for the rustic Scandinavian-style space with a DIY look and top-notch assortment of simple but stylish home goods.

13, Calle Fernando VI


Madrid, Spain 28004


+34-91-310-6217

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Dover Street Market, London

Visit for the art installation-like spaces that house avant-garde masterpieces from top designers like Rick Owens and Raf Simons, to newcomers like J.W. Anderson and Gosha Rubchinzkiy. The boutique also has outposts in New York City, Ginza, and Beijing.  

17-18 Dover St.


London, United Kingdom W1S 4LT


+44-20-7518-0680

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Maison Mara, Cape Town

Visit for the collection of new-to-South Africa designers, stacks of international magazines, and a beauty section stocked with products from Malin + Goetz and Lola Jane Harper candles.

8001, 5 Jarvis St.


Cape Town, South Africa 8001


+27-21-418-1600

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Common People, Mexico City

Visit for the magnificent Belle Epoque mansion, Mr. Boho shades, high-end designers like Comme des Garçons, and rotating exhibits from local and international artists.

Emilio Castelar 149 Col.


Mexico City, Mexico 11560


+52-55-5281-0800

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

The Webster, Miami Beach

Visit for the Art Deco architecture, exclusive brand collaborations with the likes of Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler, and signature orange blossom-scented candle.

1220 Collins Ave.


Miami Beach, Florida 33139


+1-305-674-7899

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Graanmarkt 13, Antwerp

Visit for the impossibly chic, short-term rental apartment on the second floor, pocket-size city guide by owners Tim and Ilse, and elegantly presented seasonal fare at the shop’s restaurant.

Graanmarkt 13


Antwerp, Belgium 2000


+32-3-337-79-91

20 Universally Awesome Concept Shops

Sylvester & Co. Modern General, Sag Harbor

Visit for the beautiful furniture, the selection of «life supplies» (steel first aid kits, Laguiole corkscrews, Turkish towels, and artisan maple syrup), and Red Thread Good coffee.

103 Main St.


Sag Harbor, New York 11963


+1-912-236-1150


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