The other day I had the chance to make a trip up to the new AT&T Flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Usually when you think of a store from any wireless provider you just think of phones and a few accessories for the devices, but this store offers a whole lot more than the traditional wireless retail store. Some of the things you will see at the new store include the following.
On top of the traditional sales staff, the App bar is staffed by Apptenders who help customers find apps for that make their everyday lives easier and help them make the most out of their new smartphones.
If you are more of the self-service type and don’t want to take advantage of the Apptenders who are there to help, you can check out the App table which is a touch screen display that has featured apps sorted into categories to help you find apps that you might not know about.
If you are looking for some new ways to get back into/or stay in shape, there are various high tech products to help.
Share Your Life:
You can also find products that help you share content from your devices to the people around you.
Another thing that sets this store apart from other stores is this store features products that are specific to the Chicagoland area, such as biking accessories to support the cycling community in Chicago and cases with local art and for Chicago sports fans.
Currently there are iPhone cases available for for fans of the Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox. Personally, I really hope AT&T can get cases for other teams in more markets and for more devices, but there are a lot of licensing hoops to go through with professional sports teams to sell these products.
Currently there are iPhone and iPad cases available by Chicago artists such as Alan Klehr, Cody Hudson, Dalek, Orlo Kiely, and Charles Schultz, the creator of Peanuts.
More details on this coming soon!
A wide variety of headphones and portable speaker systems by Beats Audio, Jawbone and many more popular brands.
Sit on the couch relax and take AT&T’s U-Verse television service out for a test spin.
Check out the future of home automation, by being able to control your lights and your locks via smartphone and tablet apps.
If you in Chicago and have a chance to stop by the store, I would suggest that you make the trip down Michigan Avenue and visit with the staff and see what they have to offer for yourself.