Altar’d State Women’s Boutiques

Various Locations, USA


  • Altar’d State

    Project Size

  • 4,000 to 5,000 SF


Altar’d State, a chain of women’s retail boutiques, always strives to delight customers in subtle ways. Facing the challenge of an ever-changing retail environment, the owner recognizes the necessity to create unique shopping experiences at every location and has engaged Ghafari to help bring their vision to life.


The client hired Ghafari to lay out their stores in ways that provide flow and discovery throughout the space. Altar’d State constantly pushes to evolve the customer’s journey through the store, starting with impactful storefronts that pique customer interest as they walk through a shopping center, and spark curiosity to enter. In addition, each storefront is tailored to its specific location. For all locations, our team is generating three-dimensional models and sketches to take each store from concept to completion.

The highly tactile sales floors and fitting rooms are designed to feel like a high-end feminine home versus more common commercial sleekness found elsewhere. Dressing rooms are spacious to create a serene, comfortable environment and are meant to evoke a luxurious woman’s closet. Custom stained glass, chandeliers, copper, greenery, and specialty plaster are all pieces that draw the customer to touch the store just as much as they touch the clothes. The layout of each store is custom tailored to the location, and in many cases, include custom storefronts that reflect the vernacular architecture and culture of the city. Each storefront also offers a deep entry patio.


As the retail atmosphere continues to evolve, Altar’d State understands that the experience must go beyond shopping. Ghafari continues to work with the client to create inspirational and luxurious shopping experiences all over the U.S.