It’s been 13 years since this Prada store popped up in Texas, and yet not a single purchase has been made. Walk up to the glass front and you’ll see that the doors have been sealed shut, there are no staff, and the shoe and bag displays are gathering dust. So why did a Prada store end up in the middle of nowhere? Created in 2005 by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the Prada Marfa store is a sculpture-cum-landmark, sat just outside of Valentine (population of around 134), Texas. Built from clay stone with the signature Prada-logoed awnings, it wouldn’t look out of place in any major shopping district from Milan to Tokyo. Yet, when isolated – displaying luxury handbags to nothing but tumbleweed in the eerie quiet – it feels like an alien spaceship has crash-landed in the barren landscape. It initially began as a project with no affiliation with the brand itself at all, but as Dragset told Dazed Digital, “we realised it would be important to the project to get in touch with them”. He went on to say, “They were very nice; Miuccia herself selected things that were really cleverly chosen in sandy colours because it’s the middle of the Texan desert.” Beyoncé ‘grammed herself leaping in front of the store a while back, solidifying its status as a must-visit – if you ever find yourself in the middle of nowhere, that is.