As it turns out, not all stores have to be vanilla spaces chained inside sprawling malls. Take a gander at these provocative new shops from across the globe and it becomes clear that strong interior concepts can tell compelling stories of their own. From an ultra minimalist chocolate store to a futuristic sex shop, a perfume grotto to an utterly ethereal book emporium, these spaces will no doubt awaken and inspire visitors' senses—call it retail therapy, with no purchase necessary.
Below, a global tour of some of the most exciting commercial interior projects from the last year. Who knows, maybe you'd like to stop by the next time you're visiting these cities.
· Behold, 10 of the World's Wildest New Interior Spaces [Curbed]
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