mall and department store photography bordering on the obsessive.
Sigh, this reminds me when I used to photograph the various storefronts of Phipps Plaza tenants just after closing time on Saturdays. I think Sigrid Olsen has the ugliest storefront of any of the high end boutiques in that mall. Jimmy Choo, meanwhile, was a nightmare in metal sheets and purple.
I'll bet you have a lot of cool pictures of storefronts if you used to do that. I think the Sigrid Olsen has closed now.
Since the comments are closed on the one below and Dewn said he used to photograph the mall, do either of you have pics of the Parisian/Belk pre-merger? Never got a chance to get to Phipps.
Let's see some of Dewn's pictures (please)!
p.s. all of these pictures are great!!!
The Nordstrom has an elegant blend of modern with classic upscale decor. The look actually seems to work without being overly contrived. Overall it's a big departure from Lord and Taylor, which had been "dumbed down" by May, trying to position L&T between mid-line department stores and becoming more promotional and the high-end department stores. I hat to see L&T gone from Atlanta and Florida, but the brand was staid and not rally a standout against Saks and Bloomingdales. It's definately a tight category to be a high-end department store these days given the competition is Nordstrom, Neiman-Marcus, Barneys, Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales, and Saks 5th Avenue. But at leas this is a segment which still has its panache and old school mystique that mid-range Belk, Macy's and Dillard's have abandoned.
Brian & Pat: I'd love to see Nitek's photos, too, but so far he hasn't sent any to me. That could change at any time, though.Anon: Nordstrom is great, as we know, but Lord & Taylor, for the most part, is starting to regain its footing.