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024 postcard AUSTIN Keep It Weird A USTIN ALLEGEDLY GROWS by a whopping 58 residents a day. When companies like Facebook and Google opened their doors there over the last few years, a diverse pool of Texan and transplant shoppers (plus massive waves of hip SXSW visitors) emerged. They have a sophisticated style and thicker wallets, and now brands like Tory Burch, Warby Parker and TOMS Shoes keep customers local rather than sending them on sprees to Houston or Dallas. New retail may be crowding in, but not pushing out, Austin's original funky vintage stores and favorites, like STAG, BlackMail and By George. Keep your eyes on Seaholm, a forthcoming $130 million high-rise condo development that will showcase 48,363 sq. ft. of coveted retail space in what used to be Austin's dormant, but architecturally and historically significant, power plant site on West Cesar Chavez Street. Will this major retail move still Keep Austin Weird? We hope so. - Zoë Zellers Warby Parker Class Trip Hop onboard! Nestled between food trucks, covered pavilions and picnickers, you can't miss Warby Parker's traveling showroom-a school bus that rolled into town in November and is parked until mid-May. The mobile shop features leather sofas, oak shelving, custom frame selection and a lending library curated by Austin Bat Cave, a local non-profit group for writers. Photo courtesy of WARBY PARKER Salt & Time Last year, Salt & Time, an ambitious bricks-andmortar butcher shop and restaurant, opened on the hipper-than-thou East Side, drawing big chefs, home cooks and international transplants craving grass-fed lamb, chicken and elk, pancetta and even porchetta di testa (that's pig heads!). Husband-and-wife team Ben Runkle (a vegan turned butcher) and Natalie Davis fell in love with the sunny space, executing a major cleanup and enhancing it with sparse white walls, bright overhead lighting, tiled floors, neat window displays of daily selections and counter seating. Photo by ROBERT LERMA STAG STAG isn't new, but it is a superb staple that has garnered praise nationwide since its inception. Co-Owners Don Weir and Steve Shuck designed the 2,400-sq.-ft. gentlemen's mecca envisioning "a modern day general store for every man," Weir says. Think Willie Nelson meets Cary Grant meets James Dean. The expertly edited, rugged yet refined store displays high- to low-end, and vintage clothing. Photo by CASEY DUNN FEBRUARY 2015 DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM http://www.DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of design:retail - February 2015

design:retail - February 2015
Editor’s Note
Show Talk
On Trend
We Love This!
Designer Picks
How’d They Do That?
Have You Heard?
The Digical Store
Shopping with Paco
Joseph Cheaney
Countdown to GlobalShop 2015
POP Supplier Listing

design:retail - February 2015