Band of Outsiders

All photos by Kozo Takayama. Courtesy of LOT-EK

All photos by Kozo Takayam. Courtesy of LOT-EK

Band of Outsiders
Tokyo, Japan


Designed by LOT-EK, a design firm based in New York City, this was the first concept store for California fashion brand Band of Outsiders. Located in Tokyo, this three-story structure revolves around a carousel that holds fitting rooms and clothing displays.

“When I was dreaming up a retail concept for Band of Outsiders, it was vital for it to be fresh, modern, thought-provoking, and outside of the norms and tropes of typical fashion retail. So, naturally, I went to David for advice. He was sensitive to my pragmatic needs and creative goals and was able to guide me through the process of vetting architects, and, ultimately, lead me to LOT-EK, a wonderful firm who worked on two of my stores and have become like family. I couldn’t have found them without David’s guidance and foresight.”–Scott Sternberg, founder, Band of Outsiders

Design Process Development

– Selection process creation and implementation (Invited commission from long listed firms)