Vlad Savov, The Verge:
What are Samsung Experience Stores? Why, they're a dying species, if the latest development in Samsung's efforts to establish its own retail empire are any indication. The flagship Samsung store in London, occupying a large and prominent spot at the Westfield Stratford City shopping center, has now been "permanently closed," ostensibly in response to the company's slumping smartphone sales. Images of the store's deconstruction were posted to Twitter last night and a call to its customer support line was greeted with an automated message saying it's now closed for good.
You can copy the Apple Store strategy, but you can't copy the Apple Store experience.