The MONOCLE Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets; contribution by Torquil McIntosh

This lovely new Monocle guide is a handbook for shoppers, would-be retailers, neighbourhood-makers and brands in need of a fix.

The photography is wonderful and it shares Monocle’s editors and writers most favourite shops around the world. 

But more than that, it looks at what makes a successful store / retail neighbourhood and retail across all scales from the smallest kiosk to the largest mall.

A large section of the guide is dedicated to setting up shop’ with experts in retail giving advice on how to get started, the importance of design and product offering and customer service.

Our Co-Founder, Torquil McIntosh, gives his insights as a retail architect.