Canal Place Brings Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch And G Star Raw To New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — O’Connor Capital Partners today announced that three new national luxury powerhouses are joining the already desirable line-up at Canal Place, New Orleans’ premier luxury retail destination. Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and G Star Raw will each open their first and only Gulf Region locations between now and the first quarter of 2019, joining world-class brands including Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co., lululemon athletica, Anthropologie and vineyard vines.
A major renovation program is also planned over the next two years to revitalize the property. O’Connor Capital Partners, the firm which manages and leases Canal Place, has partnered with preeminent architectural firm Gensler to reinvigorate the 260,000-square-foot property, while the O’Connor team focuses on transforming the services, aesthetics and other changes to deliver a new, modern shopping experience.
“The arrival of these style icons further cements Canal Place as New Orleans’ must-shop destination,” noted Francis Scire, Senior Vice President for O’Connor Capital Partners. “Undertaking this extensive renovation program with Gensler at the same time demonstrates our commitment to continuing to remain at the forefront of retail for not just New Orleans, but the entire Gulf Region. Canal Place will be a can’t miss stop in the downtown area and an oasis of luxury.”
Legendary Louis Vuitton is slated to open on the first floor of Canal Place in February 2019. The 4,000-square-foot storefront will welcome visitors and New Orleans’ most fashionable shoppers alike with a luxurious buildout to showcase the brand’s coveted ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, fragrance and stationery.
Distinguished lifestyle brand Tory Burch debuts mid-September 2018 with a 2,300-square-foot space to display the designer’s sought-after American apparel, accessories and home goods. This is the first stand-alone Tory Burch shop in the region and will be enthusiastically welcomed by the brand’s many fans.
G Star Raw, a luxury denim brand with a focus on fine craftsmanship and urban appeal, opens this September and will concentrate on men’s apparel, adding new fashion-forward options for male shoppers.
Kendra Palmer, G Star Raw’s Vice President of Retail expressed, “With our forward-looking attitude, G-Star Raw has always been conscious of ensuring a continuous evolution of our retail concept. So we are very pleased to announce our first ever G-Star Raw men’s only store. This presents us with the opportunity to get closer to our consumers in the New Orleans market and serve them optimally with innovative denim products.”
In addition to the national luxury brands, local New Orleans jewelry designer and Bravo’s “Southern Charm New Orleans” star Reagan Charleston is slated to open a space in Canal Place this September. “Opening my first retail location inside of Canal Place made perfect sense for my jewelry line, which is largely influenced by New Orleans' architectural elements and my family’s artistic heritage in the city,” says Charleston. "I have been shopping at Canal Place for many years and the mall's upgrades and focus on community experiences make it an exciting time to join the Canal Place family."
Canal Place is New Orleans’ premier destination for luxury fashion and beauty brands, boutique clothing stores, home goods and much more. Travelers from outside the United States benefit from the retail center’s status as a tax-free shopping center that refunds sales tax to international visitors. Local shoppers appreciate the convenience of on-site parking and a luxury dine-in cinema to complement the exceptional shopping experience, as well as events and programming that keep the energy high and the offerings fresh.