You might see a bunch of fake news on the internet tomorrow, but considering what we’ve seen of Sony’s new LA storefront, we’re fairly certain this isn’t a prank. That’s right, Sony’s launching a newly branded retail store in the City of Angels Friday, and from the look of things, it spared no expense. The 4,200-square foot space is the first to ditch the Sony Style moniker for the more simple Sony Store, and while the aesthetics are decidedly minimal, the experience is anything but. As you might expect, the shop offers demos of a slew of devices; it’s packed full of everything from VAIOs to ray modelers to 3D Handycams, and it’s also rocking a fully loaded home theater setup called “The Cube.” Considering the outfit’s been looking to up its retail cred, we’d say the new spot has the stuff to do the job, even if that bright white modular look does seem strangely familiar. If you’re in the LA area, you can check out the new digs starting tomorrow — if not, hit up the guided video tour above.
Sony offers sneak peek of new LA store – no fooling (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.