It all started in 2001 when the legendary computer brand, which was once seen as the underdog, Apple, opened its first dedicated store in the United States. Fast-forward to today and you now have over 400 stores around the globe. These special stores act as an extension of Apple’s first-class customer service, providing one-on-one help for any customers that walk through their doors, new or old.
Their stores are just as expertly crafted and awe-inspiring as their products. But, unlike their devices, no two stores are identical; they have essentially become new landmarks in every city they grace. Here are just five Apple Stores that we love the most.
The ‘Big Apple’ in the NYC really lives up to their name, their building is jaw-dropping. The 32 foot high towering cube of glass cuts through its uniform surroundings, which is saying a lot considering that it sits in the company of the biggest luxury names in the world: Chanel, Saks, Prada, and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. Inside the building, you’ll feel as though you’ve jumped to the future of New York, as you look out through giant panes of glass.
Boston sits on top of the United States in regards to being home to the biggest Apple Store in the country, for now. This giant encompasses the iconic glass and stone storefront design, which fits in well with the surrounding area. It is three stories tall, but with an additional rooftop garden that helps reduce the carbon footprint of the building and doubles as a nice little spot to chill with your recent purchase in the store.
Next on our list is a slight departure from what the typical Apple Store building looks like, on the exterior at least. In order to stay faithful to the historic Santa Barbara life, this Apple Store blends in the El Pueblo Viejo architecture with its warm colors and textures and iconic ridges. Inside is spacious, inviting, and relaxing, as you will find in many Apple Stores.
We jump from the sunny side to the northern urban sprawl of Chicago, where Apple has designed their store with no surrounding buildings in the open space of Lincoln Park. This store is almost like their own version of a subway tunnel, it’s big, it’s metal, and it’s efficient. Probably a bit more reliable than your typical public transportation ride, but you’ll leave this tunnel feeling a lot lighter.
Another masterpiece of modern engineering. Philly’s Apple store is an expansive silver and glass headquarters of the best service that Apple coverage can get you. The store is notoriously efficient, with employees covering floor space in a haste, getting your transactions done on the fly, with virtually no lines in sight because they all carry card readers and a wealth of Apple knowledge to answer anything on the spot.