October 27, 2004

Updating The List: High-End Stores With Unpleasant Odors

1. Barney's, men's side, main floor
Coming down the escalator into the underwear/robe department, there's an unbearable funk that's been there since the store opened ten years ago. Drives me crazy.

2. Prada Store, Aoyama, Tokyo
[see left]
Leave it to a sissy to make fun of how people talk. In his retrograde column in the NY Observer, Simon Doonan reports, "As rumored, this store is bedeviled by a mysterious and unfortunate all-pervading odor of cat urine."

My Tour de Tokyo [NYO]
Slide show of Herzog & de Meuron's Tokyo Prada store, which opened in 2003 [dezain.net]

architecture | posted by greg at October 27, 2004 4:37 AM | TrackBack


yes, the barney's funk smells like someone chunked on the bottom of the escalator. i've always wondered about that too.

Posted by: 9000 at October 28, 2004 3:25 AM

add another strike for Prada, although it's by no means a *mysterious* odor. Now that the restaurant below the SoHo store is Lure Fish Bar, the store smells horribly like fish!

Posted by: Jron at November 11, 2004 12:12 PM