Whether or not you are an Apple fan, going into an Apple store can be a refreshing experience. The brightly lit store with rows of neatly organized merchandise on massive wooden tables, the Apple stores separate itself from other large electronic retailers by offering a comfortable experience for its shoppers. With Apple retail expanding rapidly, it is difficult to keep track of all the stores that opened. Conveniently, Apple fan ,Thomas Park, has put together a blog that listed all of Apple's storefront from its first store in Virginia to its latest store #359 in Spain. Read on to see some of our favorites of the bunch!
Having starting out its retail operations in the US, Apple has brought the mold of its first Apple Store in Virginia all over the nation. Although there is a definite uniformity to the set up of a typical Apple Store, there are a few flagship locations that stood out amongst the rest and caught our eyes with their unique designs and innovative architectures.
Fifth Avenue Store - New York, NY
The iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York is a fixture in the heart of Manhattan, becoming a mecca for Apple fans around the world. The glass cube structure is innovative in its construction as well as the use of large pieces of uninterrupted glass.
Lincoln Park Store - Chicago, IL
Chicago residents know, Apple's Lincoln Park store transformed a once ran down North/Clyborn station to a pleasant plaza to meet and hang out with friends. The Lincoln Park store is now the go-to for many Chicagoans looking to get away from the tourist crowding the Michigan Avenue Apple Store.
Most parts of Europe is known for its own historic architecture that made each iconic metropolitan so recognizable. What we love about these European Apple Stores is the way that each is able to bring Apple's signature look and incorporate it with the historic structures that is already in place.
Regent Street Store - London, UK
The first Apple store to ever open on this side of the Atlantic ocean, the Regent Street Apple store did not disappoint. Located in the heart of London's west end shopping district, this Apple store incorporated the traditional storefront making it look like it has always been in this historic district.
Opera Store - Paris, France
Being in an Apple store in the most romantic city in the world, Apple had to do something really different. Apple built a store completely around the traditional original architecture, with much of the original interior details intact. The Opera store is by far our favorite amongst because it is what Apple store would've looked like in the 1800s.
Pudong Store - Shanghai, China
Reaching into the new frontier, Apple had to make a statement to announce their arrival, and the Pudong store in Shanghai did nothing short of that. Reminiscent of the 5th Avenue store, the Pudong store took the same concept and transformed the landscape around it.
Which Apple store is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!