Apple to Open Flagship Store in Mexico City and Potentially São Paulo

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has secured a lease at the Antara Fashion Hall shopping center in Mexico City, where it will open a new flagship retail store, according to a person familiar with the matter. The store's design will be similar to Apple's multi-level World Trade Center location in New York City, the person said.


    Antara Fashion Hall will mark Apple's second retail location in Mexico after opening its Via Santa Fe store last year, also in Mexico City.

    Elsewhere in Latin America, Apple will soon decide whether to open two additional stores in Brazil, potentially including a flagship store in São Paulo, according to our source. Apple is also said to be exploring leases for its first store in Argentina, which is expected to open by the end of 2018.

    Meanwhile, in the United States, Apple continues to revamp a number of its older retail locations. Apple said its Burlington, Massachusetts store will be temporarily closed for renovations starting April 23, while GeekWire recently uncovered plans for a new University Village store in Seattle.

    MacRumors has also received unconfirmed tips about Apple's plans to relocate its stores at Valley Fair in Santa Clara, CA and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. Apple now has over 35 next-generation Apple Stores in the United States, including its newly reopened Woodland Mall store in Grand Rapids, MI.

    Article Link: Apple to Open Flagship Store in Mexico City and Potentially São Paulo
  2. BaccaBossMC macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2016
    Nursing Home of the U.S.
    It is good to see that Apple seems to be expanding their Apple Store coverage. That way, you can try out the products before buying or get help without having to drive a long way.
  3. Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Any news on the new Mt Vernon Square in DC store?
  4. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
  5. seanyboypants macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2017
    Dallas TX
    Every store can't be a "flagship" store. There's just one flagship. ONE!...*end rant* In other news, that's awesome! More Apple Stores!
  6. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Any word on whos paying for construction of the store?
  7. seat_hydrant macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2017
    It'd be nice if Toronto had one flagship store at all.
  8. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    Good. That will open up bitching (in person) about the lack of Mac Pro updates to 20 million more people.
  9. tippytap90 macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2017
    What is a Flagship store exactly? The main one in the country?
  10. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    São Paulo? That's going to be broken into often.
  11. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    Rumor has it that Yonge & Bloor will have one eventually.
  12. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    "We are going to build a Store in Mexico and have Samsung pay for it and it will be the most amazing store your head will spin. Believe me."
  13. Pablo.A.Pucci macrumors member


    May 11, 2016
    Here in Argentina there are several resellers, but the coming of flagship store own by Apple it self would create a much better experience with the brand, will mandatory make the level of the game, grow. And will get every product and accessories of their line.

    Really good news. Can´t wait
  14. HJM.NL macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2016
    It's nice to see Apple's presence expanding by opening new stores. But there's a big BUT, at an even higher rate I see Apple retailers quit shop.its really sad to see long time retailers file for bankruptcy while Apple is putting up 'luxury' shops. Sadly the brand wants to be the Gucci and Prada from tech with their offerings similar priced. It's a pity Apple doesn't realize that tech is not comparable with luxury brands in clothing. Gucci and Prada will hold value for much longer time than tech. Because in tech is already outdated the day after it went to market.
  15. litmag01 macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2009
    Why? Doesn't Toronto already have several Apple stores?
  16. MN7119 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2011
    They better find a good place to have a store in Sao Paulo. In a place where a top MacBook Pro cost the same as a brand new car (it can reach USD$12,000) and an iPhone 7 almost USD$2,000 the Apple Store will have to be more secure than a jewelry store.
  17. nzgeorge macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Sao Paulo would have to be the most expensive place in the world to buy Apple. It would be cheaper to fly to Hong Kong and back and buy your electronics there.
  18. MN7119 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2011
    That is why many Brazilians fly to Miami to buy Apple products. They get to enjoy a little vacation and buy their Apple products for less than what would cost them to buy in Brazil. The only problem is to deal with Customs when they get back since they only allow $500 per passenger in purchases abroad. They may be lucky to just go through but if they are selected for inspection they will make their lives miserable.

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