The second day of autumn was like the deepest darkest winter in Berlin overnight as RetailBiz.com.au visited four concept stores and one general retailer to get a taste of how suppliers market themselves in Germany, the second biggest country in Europe.
A subtle exterior that is home to some very forward-thinking retail practices: that's the Apple Retail Store in Berlin. Check out our image gallery.
The company has now moved that simplicity over to the real world, letting customers at its Apple retail stores purchase accessories with their iPhone without having to talk to staff at all.
Apple Store openings are always an experience. With massive queues, cheering staff and free t-shirts, it's undoubtedly unlike any other retail store opening.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Apple has refused to confirm that 19 June is the opening date for their new Sydney store. Some are convinced, though, with fans already making travel plans.