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Shopikon is a shopping platform designed to help you discover great products and shops around the world. As chain stores fill the streetscape the world over, this project is a celebration of the independent retailer. All stores featured on Shopikon have been hand-picked by our editors who have visited thousands of stores, and only the best of the bunch make it onto our platform. We evaluate stores based on product selection, atmosphere and dedication to their specialty.

The Treasure Behind the Wall
01/22/2019
The Treasure Behind the Wall

The Treasure Behind the Wall

Something in the new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris was not what it seemed.

Former Colette Staffers Open Paris Concept Store
04/25/2018
Former Colette Staffers Open Paris Concept Store

Former Colette Staffers Open Paris Concept Store

Financed by an anonymous European backer, the men’s-oriented store is the brainchild of Sébastien Chapelle and Marvin Dein, and focuses on high-tech and streetwear.

PLAIN Magazine
02/06/2018
PLAIN Magazine

PLAIN Magazine

La Boite concept is a family-run business dating back to 1938, when Marie Cagniard Yeramian boldly entered the male-centric world of business and created her brand of speakers named Siare.

PLAIN Magazine
09/27/2017
PLAIN Magazine

PLAIN Magazine

#Kanban signs took on very visual forms, which helped the illiterate address their shopping needs in busy commercial streets...

Thanks for the love, Scullery Made Tea
06/14/2017
Barcelona on toast(ados)

Thanks for the love, Scullery Made Tea

Saffron Poached Pear & Dark Chocolate Frangipane Tart I’m not sure what part of my brain thought that a ‘quick trip’ to Barcelona, while I was in Bangkok for this year’s…

You can now browse products from Nostàlgic - Barcelona Photo Store and other cool boutiques in one place! Give it a try...
05/03/2017
Shop with Shopikon

You can now browse products from Nostàlgic - Barcelona Photo Store and other cool boutiques in one place! Give it a try!

Browse through products from a variety of local stores around the world. Shopikon.com

Bookstore employees show off their sure-fire method to escape boredom... - PLAIN Magazine
03/15/2017
Bookstore employees show off their sure-fire method to escape boredom... - PLAIN Magazine

Bookstore employees show off their sure-fire method to escape boredom... - PLAIN Magazine

As it turns out, bookstore employee down time isn’t as ho-hum as we imagined it to be, as you can tell from the Instagram account of Bordeaux’s Librarie Mollat, renowned for being France’s first independent bookstore. Books are still involved, sure — but so are body-and-book alignment, framing and c...

03/07/2017
Tokyo Storefront illustrations by Mateusz Urbanowicz - PLAIN Magazine

These delightful watercolor paintings of Tokyo storefronts are the works of Mateusz Urbanowicz, a Polish animator who has called Japan his home for the past three years. Illustrating his favorite storefronts, all housed in century-old buildings still seen around Tokyo, Urbanowicz paints a picture of...

Origami-inspired ceramic tableware by Moij Design - PLAIN Magazine
02/10/2017
Origami-inspired ceramic tableware by Moij Design - PLAIN Magazine

Origami-inspired ceramic tableware by Moij Design - PLAIN Magazine

Moid Design’s Angelina Erhorn makes meals on origimi possible with these beautifully crafted ceramic tableware made to look like folded and unfolded sheets of paper. With apparent creases, tweaked sides and bright splashes of color, her collection of espresso cups and saucers, plates and small servi...

Sushi Kit Kats, anyone? - PLAIN Magazine
02/07/2017
Sushi Kit Kats, anyone? - PLAIN Magazine

Sushi Kit Kats, anyone? - PLAIN Magazine

Whenever I’m in Japan, I make a beeline for the grocery store aisles to check out the latest Kit Kat flavor offerings the country is known for. But just when you think you’ve seen and tasted the strangest ones (hot Japanese Chili, Wasabi, purple sweet potato), you get thrown a curveball: the latest…

Kerosene lamps-turned-vases by Giuseppe Bessero Belti - PLAIN Magazine
01/13/2017
Kerosene lamps-turned-vases by Giuseppe Bessero Belti - PLAIN Magazine

Kerosene lamps-turned-vases by Giuseppe Bessero Belti - PLAIN Magazine

Designer Giuseppe Bessero Belti repurposes old kerosene lamps and turns them into slender, striking flower vases in his lovely collection Experimenta. Marrying the old and the new, Belti uses the glass part of vintage kerosene lamps as vases, and completes them with 3D-printed nylon containers that…

Beautiful #Lisbon
01/09/2017
Lisbon tells its story via the beauty of its classic storefronts - PLAIN Magazine

Beautiful #Lisbon

First it was the turn of Paris to have us coming over all nostalgic with the timeless beauty of its storefronts, and now Lisbon is in on the act. Making us swoon with mosaic tiles, ornate typography and art noveau influences, the storefronts of the Portuguese city are every bit as alluring as those…

Here are some gift ideas including items from R. Horns Wien, Beaubien Paris and more...
12/14/2016
Unique Gifts – Shopikon

Here are some gift ideas including items from R. Horns Wien, Beaubien Paris and more...

The holidays are quickly approaching and you're still looking for a small but thoughtful gift Here's a collection of items to inspire you and… Read more on Shopikon!

Want to smell like your favorite book? There's a perfume for that. - PLAIN Magazine
12/08/2016
Want to smell like your favorite book? There's a perfume for that. - PLAIN Magazine

Want to smell like your favorite book? There's a perfume for that. - PLAIN Magazine

Perfumers embark on a quest to bottle that elusive scent of memories, places, feelings. But independent perfumer Timothy Han is going a step further: he’s bottling literature in his newest perfume line, Timothy Han / Edition. Inspired by literature and creative free thinkers, Jack Kerouac’s On the R...

Gear up for the holidays with these unusual Christmas ornaments - PLAIN Magazine
12/07/2016
Gear up for the holidays with these unusual Christmas ornaments - PLAIN Magazine

Gear up for the holidays with these unusual Christmas ornaments - PLAIN Magazine

Tired of the usual red and silver Christmas balls and baubles hanging on your tree every year? These ornaments will give you something to get excited about! For Bombay Sapphire’s The New Tradition Collection, artist Richard Clarkson redesigned the Christmas bauble into a delightful and sustainable d...

Sebastian Erras photographs the handsome storefronts of Paris - PLAIN Magazine
11/15/2016
Sebastian Erras photographs the handsome storefronts of Paris - PLAIN Magazine

Sebastian Erras photographs the handsome storefronts of Paris - PLAIN Magazine

Forget the goods you’ll find inside Ladurée, Printemps and Chanel, the most striking aspects of Paris’ shopping scene are its storefronts. German photographer Sebastian Erras moved to the French capital five years ago and has been taking pictures of the ancient, the obscure and the unusual facades o...

Literary Bags by Moscow-based Krukrustudio - PLAIN Magazine
11/14/2016
Literary Bags by Moscow-based Krukrustudio - PLAIN Magazine

Literary Bags by Moscow-based Krukrustudio - PLAIN Magazine

Thinking of getting the latest novel on the New York Times’ bestseller list for your book-obsessed friend? We hate to burst your bubble, but they probably already have it in hardbound and Kindle editions. So catch them off-guard with these fetching Literary Bags and purses by the creative Russian du...

Meet the adorable cats who hang out in Hong Kong shops - PLAIN Magazine
10/24/2016
Meet the adorable cats who hang out in Hong Kong shops - PLAIN Magazine

Meet the adorable cats who hang out in Hong Kong shops - PLAIN Magazine

Talk about over-the-counter cuteness! Dutch artist and photographer Marcel Heijnen takes us all the way to Hong Kong to meet these furry felines who hang out (dominate?) their masters’ shops. When he moved to Hong Kong, Heijnen was fascinated by the culture of shop cats. While most modern cities wou...

From hip to luxurious, here are 5 gorgeous barbershops you should visit... - PLAIN Magazine
10/07/2016
From hip to luxurious, here are 5 gorgeous barbershops you should visit... - PLAIN Magazine

From hip to luxurious, here are 5 gorgeous barbershops you should visit... - PLAIN Magazine

Turn a corner and you’re bound to bump into a beauty parlor or make-up salon; sadly, the same can’t be said about barbershops. But men (and their hair) have needs too. So don’t write off barbershops as a dying breed just yet: here are some amazing, conceptual spots around the world where men can lan...

Our top 10 design picks for autumn - PLAIN Magazine
10/03/2016
Our top 10 design picks for autumn - PLAIN Magazine

Our top 10 design picks for autumn - PLAIN Magazine

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting crisper: fall season is upon us! Here are some products that will get you in the mood for autumn… Decorative Lightbulb A set of elongated lightbulbs enclose a twig and dried-up flowers, a decorative item from O. Works that is both symbolic an...

Check out this Tower of Babel made up of miniature ceramic London shopfronts - PLAIN Magazine
09/29/2016
Check out this Tower of Babel made up of miniature ceramic London shopfronts - PLAIN Magazine

Check out this Tower of Babel made up of miniature ceramic London shopfronts - PLAIN Magazine

In 2015, British artist Barnaby Barford set out to create a monumental retail version of the Tower of Babel. Turning a critical eye towards society’s consumerist culture, Barford cycled over 1000 miles around London, taking photos of 6000 shop fronts. The photos were pasted over bone-china blocks me...

Cruise along in a Rollholz skateboard by Tom Wilhelm - PLAIN Magazine
08/16/2016
Cruise along in a Rollholz skateboard by Tom Wilhelm - PLAIN Magazine

Cruise along in a Rollholz skateboard by Tom Wilhelm - PLAIN Magazine

Woodworker Tom Wilhelm handcrafts these gorgeous, vintage-looking skateboards from his atelier in Dortmund, Germany. Much smaller than the conventional skateboard, the Rollholz cruisers come in handy when traveling short distances. Made of dark and light wood, white 62mm wheels and lick of pastel p...

These Japanese portable vinyl players take you on a spin down memory lane - PLAIN Magazine
08/02/2016
These Japanese portable vinyl players take you on a spin down memory lane - PLAIN Magazine

These Japanese portable vinyl players take you on a spin down memory lane - PLAIN Magazine

In today’s recurring wave of vinyl popularity, Fumihito Taguchi’s collection stands out from the rest. Vinyl was at its peak during the 60s, but it took some time before quality brands reached the other side of the globe. The Japanese, in their trademark resourcefulness, took to cheap and portable r...

Our product feed is live! You can now find products from shops like R. Horns Wien, Beaubien Paris, Die Sellerie and Wild...
07/15/2016

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Jewelry design studio Homini take a cue from architecture - PLAIN Magazine
07/14/2016
Jewelry design studio Homini take a cue from architecture - PLAIN Magazine

Jewelry design studio Homini take a cue from architecture - PLAIN Magazine

When it comes to jewelry, you don’t always have to go chunky to make a statement. Contemporary jewelry design studio Homini‘s pieces are subtle yet striking, owing their dramatic shapes to the architectural backgrounds of their creators, sisters Deborah and Dinorah Kaiser from Montevideo. Each piece...

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