There are more than 300 Apple retail stores worldwide, and some are truly spectacular-- particularly those in world-class locales such as London, Paris, New York City, and Shanghai.
According to ifoAppleStore.com, a site devoted to news on Apple's retail shops, these stores vary considerably in size, ranging from around 3,600 to more than 20,000 square feet. Most storefronts are all glass and feature a white, backlit Apple logo. Some stores have upper floors and glass staircases, particularly the larger, higher profile sites.
We've selected our favorite stores--which shine, thanks to Apple's spectacular photography--as well as several duds that don't quite live up to Apple's reputation for sensory stimulation.
Image Credits: Apple