Stores are no longer just places to shop—they’re design destinations in their own right. Great Store Design (teNeues, $55) , a new book edited by Natalie Häntze, the editor in chief of Design Lodge magazine, explores these inspiring interiors around the world, from a Japanese department store to Christian Dior’s Düsseldorf flagship. Customers can often relax with friends, grab a bite, or even take in a new art exhibit—it’s all about the experience. Shop owners and interior designers weigh in on what makes their stores places we want to return to again and again.
Click through for a peek at some of the most beautiful stores in the book.