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Old 01-05-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Many retail companies have what they consider to be "flagship" stores, they typically offer items/products their "regular" stores do not, or they just are grander in scale or at the very least look cooler. So, what "flagship" stores exist in your city?

I will start with my hometown of Chicago, this is just off the top of my head, I am confident I am missing several. As always, pictures welcome.

Chicago Flagship Stores:

Apple Store - Michigan Ave
Burberry - Michigan Ave
Starbucks - Rush Street
Macy's - State Street
Nike Town - Michigan Ave

Others?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Just a few big store flaghsips In NYC:

Macy's -- Herald Sq.
Bloomingdales --59th St
Saks -- 5th Ave
Tiffany's -- 5th Ave
Lord & Taylor -- 5th Ave
Nordstrom's -- 57th St (under construction)
Ralph Lauren -- Madison Ave
Henri Bendel -- 5th Ave
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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REI (Seattle-based) flagship
Nordstrom (Seattle-based) flagship
Starbucks (Seattle-based)--I don't know if it is "flagship" but the one in Pike Place Market is the nation's first.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Whole Foods.

Only one I'm aware of.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 PM
 
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In Philly

Anthropologie
Urban outfitters
Free people
Mitchell & Ness

I'm probably missing some.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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For Chicago, don't forget Walgreens! I know it sounds stupid, but it's honestly the coolest one I've ever seen. I know they have flagships elsewhere too.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I believe that "flagship" applies to one thing in a group. Retailers seem to be misusing the term in their eternal attempt to overstate their importance.

Therefore, while Chicago may have a great Macy's ... I'd say the New York one would be the flagship. Similarly, Portland's Nike Town would be considered the flagship, Burberry's would be in London, Starbucks in Seattle.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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REI (Seattle-based) flagship
Nordstrom (Seattle-based) flagship
Starbucks (Seattle-based)--I don't know if it is "flagship" but the one in Pike Place Market is the nation's first.
Nordstrom Rack flagship store is in Westlake center and Eddie Bauer flag ship is in Bellevue Square as is Microsoft flagship store.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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I believe that "flagship" applies to one thing in a group. Retailers seem to be misusing the term in their eternal attempt to overstate their importance.
Actually that's incorrect, having worked in the retail industry for quite sometime. Some companies place what are deemed flagship stores in high profile locations in order to enhance the brand's prestige.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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In Philly

Anthropologie
Urban outfitters
Free people
Mitchell & Ness

I'm probably missing some.
Ulta is in the process of opening a flagship store on Walnut. I believe Macy's is also considered a flagship store.

Macy's has four flagship stores; NYC, Chi, SF and Philly
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