Thinking outside the box when it comes to retail...b8ta

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Who said retail shopping is dead...not everybody is shopping online, well…all the time. Oh I get it as I make plenty of purchases online and they are shipped directly to my office. BUT…it doesn’t mean I don’t want to touch, feel and see things in stores...just like finding something fun at Kendra Scott! I want to browse, try on and see what is new! But I still shop on Kendra’s’s just more fun in one of her shops!

There is a new shop that just opened in Domain Northside that is the new high end of high end’s and you won’t want to miss it! In a day of apps and gadgets you won’t believe the array this store offers! It’s a new concept in retail stores and is designed for shoppers to try and buy new technology and it’s called b8ta. They don't own the products they are giving you a chance to see them and try them out... Thinking outside the box when it comes to retail!

Some are saying this store is for computer geeks the equivalent to a kid being in a candy store! They’ve already opened stores in Santa Monica and Palo Alto and a third in Seattle!

Just cruise down Domain Drive towards Nordstrom’s and you’ll see this small store off to the left just past Restoration Hardware!

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like it would be a fun store to visit, but might end up being costly as well, haha.

Aug 10, 2017 07:03 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. My preference is always to shop in person but there is something to be said for online too.

Aug 10, 2017 07:20 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie -- I know Santa Monica Place well --- but I have "missed" this store.  Will be on the lookout --- it's good to hear examples of retail not being's just evolving.   There's room for many different and smart business models.  

Aug 10, 2017 08:40 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Dorie - sort of reminds me of the Discovery Store.  I see lots of drones in there.  A hot item.

Aug 10, 2017 08:41 AM #12
Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Boy that is a very Innovative idea for a store. It's almost like a window on Tech Dorie Dillard 

Aug 10, 2017 10:22 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie what a great idea.  This is the type of idea that creates success. We will be hearing a lot more about b8ta.

Aug 10, 2017 02:38 PM #14
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dorie - That looks like a great concept and I'm enough of a nerd that I'd get off my butt and go shopping if they had a store around here.

Aug 10, 2017 02:59 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie-4 words...I want one here!!!  I would be there all of the time until Larry pulled me out!  What a creative concept!!!  And, we do have a Kendra Scott in Boca! 

Aug 10, 2017 05:32 PM #16
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The face of retail is changing and will continue to change.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 10, 2017 06:53 PM #17
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I probably wouldn't know or recognize any of the products. I do love shopping online.

Aug 10, 2017 08:46 PM #18
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.

A first for me, I wonder when they will open a store in our area?

Aug 11, 2017 02:07 AM #19
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Dorie.   I would enjoy looking through this shop.  Very clever idea.

Aug 11, 2017 04:11 AM #20
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, I too like to touch and feel somethings before I buy.   I have returning stuff!

Aug 11, 2017 07:13 AM #21
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Sounds like a fun store to test out, Dorie! There are certain things you just have to touch, feel and see in person.

I'll have to hunt b8ta down in  Santa Monica on one of our trips to LA. Bet it's mobbed!!


Aug 12, 2017 08:46 AM #22
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

B8ta is very creative with marketing as well as their logo. This is the first I've heard of the brand. Nice of you to keep your client base in the know with what's happening in Austin.

Aug 12, 2017 03:32 PM #23
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is one of the most creative and clever names for a business I've heard in a long time!

Aug 12, 2017 04:53 PM #24
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                   Thank you Dorie Dillard 

Aug 12, 2017 05:41 PM #25
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

B8ta is an interesting concept and I can see it working in a market where there is a great deal of pedestrian traffic. Bay Area? Yes. East Podunk? No

Aug 13, 2017 06:02 AM #26
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

What a great idea, never knew it would be so popular. Will go to the one in Santa Monica next time I am in L.A.

Aug 13, 2017 07:52 AM #27
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Love it!  What a creative and outside the box concept. I'd love that store!

Aug 13, 2017 10:46 AM #28
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