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Selfridges
has made a dramatic impact on the Birmingham, England, skyline. It’s the creative outcome of a store covered with 15,000 spun-aluminum discs. Inspired by a Paco Rabanne dress, the new structure is an investment of $66 million that was four years in the making. The building’s internal features are equally impressive, with 190,000 square feet of retail space, including four floors of chic stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Welcome to the mother ship of shopping. 011-44-8708-377-377, www.selfridges.co.uk