20 Dec The Future of Retail: LExC Welcomes Bespoke [San Francisco, CA]
“Tailored for tech.”
Bespoke is a trifecta of coworking, demo, and event spaces strategically located at Westfield San Francisco in the epicenter of downtown, where tech and retail marketplaces converge. Read on to discover more about what makes Bespoke so extraordinary.
LExC: Why did you decide to apply to LExC? What member feature are you most excited about?
BESPOKE: We see immense value in joining LExC’s global network of spaces. Not only is this partnership important for us as coworking operators, but it is extremely valuable for our members who will now have access to the best coworking spaces around the world. We look forward to sharing best practices and collaborating around innovative strategies.
“This focus around the transformation of retail brings a shared vision and excitement to our space that is unique to our community.”
LExC: What kinds of coworkers call your space home?
BESPOKE: Our space has an industry focus on retail-technology so many of our companies are building products and platforms for brands and retailers. This focus around the transformation of retail brings a shared vision and excitement to our space that is unique to our community. As we’ve grown, our community has expanded to include businesses involved in the events industry, social and gaming.
LExC: Describe a unique way in which a coworker has utilized your space or connected with your community.
BESPOKE: Because we are an investment of Westfield, we are able to give our members the opportunity to test and trial within our properties. One of our member companies Hemster, an on-demand alteration service, started at Bespoke in one of our private offices with a sewing machine and a vision. After building relationships with many retailers in the shopping centre, they partnered with the Westfield Concierge team to offer next day alteration services for our shoppers. The collaboration has been so successful for all parties that they are currently exploring expansion.
As our business includes a large-scale events venue, we also have members that utilize our space to host and participate in unique conference activations. One of our members recently hosted a 200-person conference to discuss the innovation behind and logistical challenges of lab-grown meat alternatives. His event was one of the first to bring such a large group in the industry together in San Francisco. In collaboration with Bespoke, he was able to host the conference in our venue and leverage our event team’s expertise to create a successful experience for his attendees.