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Ever since Prada’s “glass honeycomb” building opened in Omotesando 12 years ago, the Herzog-and-de Meuron-designed building has become a monument to architecture and shopping in Tokyo. In late March, the same designers returned just across the street to realize a brand new boutique for Prada’s kid-sister brand Miu Miu.

Zoning laws prevented another tower, so the store has had to make do with two floors, which are almost completely covered with an oversized canopy. It’s a bit like a cross between a metal box and a huge copper orange that has been sliced open to reveal a bumpy peel that runs under the roof and throughout the shop interior.

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