Gallery: Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Arch...

The third container is used to store inventory and is fitted with a custom-designed drycleaner’s conveyor belt spanning the height of the store in order to get clothes in and out of storage in the most efficient way possible.

High-end clothing store Aether Apparel just launched its first standalone retail shop in San Francisco – and it’s made from three recycled shipping containers stacked one atop another! The sophisticated building is the latest addition to PROXY, a temporary cargotecture development in Hayes Valley which already boasts a coffee shop, an ice-cream parlor and a Biergarten. Aether’s towering shipping container store was designed by architects Envelope A&D working in collaboration with Aether designer Thierry Gaugain, and it was fabricated by Chris French Metal.

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