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028 NEW ORLEANS postcard The Big Easy R OOTED IN A turbulent history dating back to the early-1700s, New Orleans' unique culture is derived from a blending of African, French and Spanish influences. Often called the "most northern point in the Caribbean," the city's authentic heritage is represented in everything from its food and music to its architecture and interior design. Residents' fierce cultural pride and strong respect for history has crept into zoning laws, keeping many national retailers in the suburbs. Within city limits, independent stores thrive with products and spaces that appeal to the heart and soul of "the city that care forgot." From the antebellum mansions of the Garden District to 130-year-old buildings in the Vieux Carre, gift shops, antique stores and clothiers creatively stage modern shopping experiences in historic buildings. - Craig Guillot Fleurty Girl The French Quarter retailer stocks New Orleans-themed T-shirts, jewelry and décor. Simple, yet uniquely New Orleans, the brand is popular with locals and visitors wanting to proclaim their love for things like local nostalgia, beignets and gumbo. Fleurty Girl's French Quarter location is dominated by iconic fleur de lis symbols and a funky style honoring "Yat culture." Photo by EMILY MUEHLENBERG/FLEURTY GIRL French Market Operating on the same site since 1771, the French Market is the oldest market in the United States. It features dozens of retail stalls and spaces with produce, food products and gifts. An extensive renovation completed in 2009 preserved the facility's history but also brought new lights, restored pavement, paint and a touch of modernity to the centuries-old space. Photo courtesy of FRENCH MARKET CORP. Aidan Gill Recently ranked as the top barbershop in America by Playboy, Aidan Gill attracts local men and celebrities for its old-fashioned hot-towel shave and male hygiene products. The décor and retro barbershop layout has an almost museum-like quality that effectively stages fine grooming products, cufflinks, ties, watches and men's personal accessories. Photo by NATALIE PARKER/AIDAN GILL SEPTEMBER 2015 DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM http://www.DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM

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

design:retail - September 2015
Editor’s Note
Show Talk
On Trend
We Love This!
Designer Picks
Clicks & Mortar
How’d They Do That?
Have You Heard?
Shopper Insights
Shopping with Paco
2015 Portfolio Awards
Retail Design Luminaries
Retail Design Infl uencers
Retailer of the Year
Best Store Designs of the Year
Design Firms of the Year
Best Visual Merchandising Programs
Retail Superlatives

design:retail - September 2015