If you do anything that involves retail, design, advertising or just getting stuff sold, we must recommend that you pick up a copy of the April 09 issue of Monocle Magazine. This issue has a focus on retail with articles that highlight the state of the retail market and where in the world we can seek inspiration.

The opening piece of the retail section conveys similar thoughts that we've published in these pages – that at the end of the day, we're not really that surprised by the retailers that are going under:

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