Lucien Pellat-Finet, Osaka, Japan
The celebrated knitwear designer brings his luxurious sweaters and such to the Shinsaibashi district with an ultramodern four-floor boutique designed by architect Kengo Kuma. Sculptural wood panels resembling endless rows of honeycomb scale the walls and ceiling, creating an intimate cocoon for the goods on display: cashmere sweater sets and long-sleeved tees, patterned pillows, books, and gifts. Hungry shoppers can refuel on classic French cuisine in the basement-level café.
At 1-1-1 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku. Call 011-81-6-6241-1156; .