SEOUL STOLE MY HEART

The new Burberry and Dior flagship stores in South Korea make the case for awe-inspiring regional architecture. Sure, they serve as totemic symbols of power for these global fashion houses who can afford these displays of wealth to sell their wares in; yet, they also make me wonder when we went from the windows of 18th century shops to standalone universes. Was it in the mid aughts? Michael Barbaro’s “Are We Shopping? Is This a Store?” from 2006 makes me inclined to think so…

Burberry in Cheongdam

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SEOUL STOLE MY HEART

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