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The Shopkeepers
Author: Robert Klanten

ISBN: 9783899555905
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30 September 2015
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 24.9 x 2.8
Good stores still exist. In fact, their numberis growing. Well-designed specialty shopsthat are inspired by the small manufacturersand mom-and-pop operations of thepast are now sprouting up. These outlets aredefying e-commerce and anonymous onlineshopping with outstanding products, originalinterior design, innovative concepts, and, first and foremost, friendly and competentcustomer service.The Shopkeepers explores this new storeculture through examples such as barbershops, fish smokeries, tailors, and milliners, as well as retail spaces specializing in stationery, hardware, buttons, home decor, or coffeemakers.They can be found off the beatentrack as well as in the hearts of major citiesfrom Berlin to Beirut. The book makes itclear that they are all driven by the passionthat their founders and operators have fortheir business ideas and products, whethervintage eyeglasses, textiles from India orChina, specialty books, soaps, olive oils, ortropical fish. While some shops are basedon innovative ideas, others are reinterpretationsof traditional family businesses.The Shopkeepers also introduces someof the personalities behind these excitingretail concepts. Many have been runningtheir shops for years but are ...

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