The design of the new Chocoiste store is a part of a major re-branding effort that includes all 80 stores in Japan.One unique component of the design is ceilings made to look like melted, dripping chocolate. It's an interesting mix of the very playful with rigid modernity with some romantic touches (take a look at the chandeliers).Overall a pretty radical departure from the fairly traditional/conservative design that has been the hallmark of Godiva shops to date.What do you think of the new look?Does it make you think better of Godiva as a brand?Is this store a place you'd find inviting to sit down and eat some chocolate?Inquiring choco-minds want to know.
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updated by @clay: 04/29/15 01:35:42PM
Godiva "Breaks the Mold" for its new Chocoiste store in Tokyo's Harajuku District
Trying to understand it ? And I have come up with, they pretty much knocked off the look of the Pierre Marcolini shop (in Chocolate square in Belgium) and since they are putting it in Harajuku a trendy place for the youngers' they needed to add that certain "something different" element into it. Or maybe since the launch is in Tokyo they went with the whole godzilla thing ?.....attack of the killer M&M's on the upscale boutique?