Apple Stores around the world (with photo)

“Since Apple opened its first retail stores opened in 2001 in the (rather surprising) town of Tysons Corner, Virginia, the retail outlets have expanded their reach to 14 countries around the world, in cities ranging from New York to London, Rome to Shanghai, and back to, naturally, Palo Alto, Calif.,” Businessweek reports. “Until you rack up enough frequent flier miles to visit them all yourself, take a look at some of the more exotic locations of the flagship stores.”

Photos include:
• Shanghai
• San Francisco
• Fifth Avenue, New York City
• Grand Central Station, New York City
• Reykjavik
• Tokyo
• London
• Shanghai (2nd photo)
• Paris
• Beijing

Apple Store Shanghai (photograph by Billy Hustace/Esto)
Apple Store Shanghai (photograph by Billy Hustace/Esto)

See all of the photos here.

MacDailyNews Take: I give [Apple] two years before they’re turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake.David Goldstein, Channel Marketing Corp. President, on Apple’s decision to open retail stores, May 21, 2001

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]

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  1. The most surprising to me was #5 on the list (Reykjavik). It looks like a boring retro-fitted office building in outer sprawl-burbia. Apple usually only builds its stores where there is a heavy amount of foot traffic…but I can’t imagine too many people just happen to be walking past that. I could picture an old Gateway Country store from 2000 in that building, but it’s hard to wrap my head around Apple being in there.

  2. Someone needs to get around more. Tysons Corner, Virginia is not a “rather surprising” location at all. It’s a hokey name for an unincorporated area of Fairfax County, split between Vienna and McLean mailing addresses. The Apple Store has a McLean mailing address, which is the same as Justice Kennedy and Colin Powell.

    The Tyson’s Corner Apple Store is in the most prestigious shopping center in the largest business district of the third wealthiest county in the US, in the inner suburbs of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Many national corporations have their national headquarters there. Pat Buchannen, Terry McAuliffe, Zbigniew Brzezinski, John Sununu, Supreme Court Justice Scalia, Justice Kennedy, as well as Colin Powell all live within a couple miles of the store. Queen Noor of Jordan is a former resident.

    Colin Powell has an iMac; I wouldn’t be surprised if he bought his iMac there.

    Tyson’s Corner is a rather surprising area to open the first Apple Store only in the sense that it would be the most surprising area NOT to have the first Apple Store.

  3. David M. Goldstein is the founder of ‘a private equity firm & consultancy that specializes in coaching business owners and senior management through the profitable growth phase of their company’.
    Too bad Apple never entered its profitable growth phase, hey David?

  4. MDN quote: “…take a look at some of the more exotic locations of the flagship stores.”

    Like SF and London and NYC and Paris are “exotic” locations? Maybe to Business Week reporters, who work out of Hog’s Holler, KY, and Niederpinkelbach, Bavaria. 🙂

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