From quaint bookshops to pristinely arranged furniture boutiques, there are just some stores you wish you could live in. When those stores have cafés or restaurants, you almost can—for a day, at least. These stores become more than just retailers. They’re experiences; their vision is a lifestyle. Stumptown coffee pairs perfectly with post-punk records and Aperol spritzes are a heavenly match for Italian-designed dresses. Hybrid stores invite you to not just shop, but stay a while. From New York to Hong Kong, Oslo to Dallas, these stores are like whole little worlds we could and want to get lost in.

Words by Courtney Iseman at Food52

[Photo via @_constancechang]