French clothing retailer AgnÃ¨s B is in the throes of developing an innovative concept store, which will include retail space, an art gallery and a book store, Design Week can exclusively reveal.
London design consultancy Din Associates is understood to be collaborating with the retailer on the new store, though its location and the opening date are still being kept closely under wraps.
The concept store will be designed to encompass ‘the AgnÃ¨s B experience’, explains a company spokeswoman.
Din Associates managing director Rasshied Din confirms that the retail consultancy has been working on a project for AgnÃ¨s B ‘for some time’. A number of other design groups were initially approached by the retailer, he adds.
As well as designing collections for the 100-strong clothing chain, company owner and founder AgnÃ¨s Bourgois is responsible for Parisian contemporary art gallery Galerie du Jour and its adjoining book store. She also manages film production company Love Streams and publishes limited-edition artists’ publication Point d’Ironie.
AgnÃ¨s B was established in Paris in 1976 and now incorporates a global portfolio of stores in the US, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, China and Singapore.
The UK’s seventh AgnÃ¨s B store opened in London’s Fulham last year. There are six stores in London and one in Oxford.