| BY THE APPLE GIRL
Apple, through its iconic style and design has found its way to Fortune’s Top 10. I think that the retail store architecture speaks volumes about the company’s minimalistic design.
For the stat-hungry guys: Apple generates $4,032/sq foot a year at the Fifth Ave NYC store while Tiffany & Co. on the same street gets $2,666. The same Apple store attracts 50,000 people a week.
Its no surprise that Microsoft also wants to join the wagon. Click to learn 10 ways how Microsoft retail stores will differ from Apple’s. This one is my personal favorite “Fashioned after Microsoft’s User Account Control (UAC) in Vista, sales personnel will ask you whether you’re positive you want to purchase something at least twice.” (If you have spent countless frustrated hours on Vista like me, you would think its funny too!).
GoogleChic, now that Google has decided to stop selling Nexus on their website, what do you think they have up their sleeve? Maybe go after Apple’s retail strategy? (that wouldn’t surprise many of us!)
Pictures speak more than words! I better stop writing and let you look at them.
P.S: Girls, you might want to note that these Apple stores are the hot spots to meet guys.
Manhattan, NYC [Source]
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France [Source]
Shanghai, China [Source]
Ginza, Tokyo, Japan [Source]
Regent Street, London, UK [Source]
| BY THE GOOGLE CHIC
Apple has always been on the forefront with their hardware designs, and I’ve always loved it (that is minus the recent glitch). It’s slick yet simplistic designs are what attracts many to the Apple products, so it’s only fitting that their stores reflect the same motif.
How will Microsoft’s retail stores differ from Apple’s? For starters, imagine a Disney store feel, with kids running around playing Xbox games (maybe they can create a new game with 6 levels; Starter, Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate). Hey, they hired the Dreamworks executive for a reason right? Maybe Shrek will be there for the grand opening meet and greet 😉
As for Google, don’t fret AppleGirl just because there’s no fancy store to step into. They OWN the internet already, revenue with little overhead what more can you want? By the way just admit it, Google’s simplistic take on their search engine may make Google’s designs more similar to Apple’s than you would like 😉
P.S: Girls, you don’t need an Apple store just to gawk at hot guys, the power of Google lets you do that at home 🙂