Apple's corner store

America's 7th-most admired company reshapes the rules of retailing.

Insanely lucrative
Apple's Regent Street store in London
Insanely lucrative
Number of Apple Stores: 174 and counting
Flagships: Fifth Avenue and SoHo, New York City; San Francisco; North Michigan Ave., Chicago; Regent Street, London; the Grove, Los Angeles; Ginza, Tokyo; Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Under construction: Boston

Annual sales per square foot, in fiscal 2006:
Apple Stores: $4,032*
Tiffany & Co.: $2,666
Best Buy: $930*
Neiman Marcus: $611
Saks: $362

Source: Sanford C. Bernstein

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* Data are for the past 12 months
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