WELCOME TO WHERE FASHION REALLY LIVES. FOR V86'S POWERHOUSE FEATURE, WE CHOSE ELEVEN BOUTIQUES THAT REPRESENT THE COOLEST, CAN'T-MISS SHOPPING DESTINATIONS ON THE PLANET, FROM TOKYO TO LONDON TO LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND. MEET THE TEAMS BEHIND THE SCENES WHO TURN FASHION FANTASIES INTO REALITY
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Founders: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
Locations: New York, L.A., Tokyo, London
What are some of your bestsellers? Opening Ceremony, Kenzo, Acne, Proenza Schouler, Delfina Delettrez, J.W. Anderson, Patrik Ervell
Which brands or designers have you discovered and/or nurtured? Suno, Toga, Stephan Schneider, Isa Arfen, Proper Gang, William Okpo
Which emerging brands are you excited about watching grow in the future? J.W. Anderson, Marques’ Almeida, Juun J, Eckhaus Latta
What makes you different from every other store? Each year marks a new opportunity for us to immerse shoppers in the fashion, culture, and character of a new country.
What is the most extraordinary project or feat you’ve attempted since launching? The partnership with Yoko Ono
What exciting projects do you have coming up for 2014? There are quite a few unexpected and exciting projects to be launched next year.
Photography Frank Terry