Starbucks has announced the opening of two new flagship stores in China. The store designs include a "coffee tribute" store (pictured above) at the Kerry Center in Beijing. The other store (pictured below), described as "eclectic chic," is a 24-hour store in the cosmopolitan Taikoo Li Sanlitun district of Beijing. The new stores were designed by members of the in-house Starbucks Global Design team and the local Starbucks China Design Studio.
The Kerry Center flagship store is a two-story design with coffee bars on both levels. It features design elements by local artists and locally sourced artifacts, such as mooncake molds and repurposed Chinese blue ceramics. The 24-hour store features ceiling-to-floor glass windows. The second level of the store, called 'Club 1971,' features live music on the weekend.