Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle glossy, launched an online directory today of the world's best new stores. The unique guide is an extension of the retail directory in the November issue of Wallpaper*, and will feature their 30 favorite new trading spaces, along with boutique shops, large retail stores and global fashion houses. According to wallpaper.com editor Vanita James, the retail directory will be an indispensable resource featuring "not just the usual suspects like fashion and interiors," but "all manner of hidden gems [that] have been uncovered, including an optician in Japan and a patisserie in Monaco." Wallpaper*'s mission is to search the globe for emerging trends and present the world's best new designers, and this directory seems like the perfect venue for just that. We'll see, but for now, I'm making room for a whole new set of online shops to bookmark.