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Store Openings

Mecox, Vignette Living, Consort, more

Mecox opens in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh — High-end home furnishings retailer Mecox recently opened its eighth store, in the Shadyside community of Pittsburgh.

According to a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, store managers and operators Ramsey Lyons and Sloan Overstrom convinced Mecox founder and owner Mac Hoak to open a location there.

“You cannot underplay Pittsburgh,” said Overstrom, who worked for Ralph Lauren before entering the design profession. “This city has so much to do and so much to offer.”

Lyons, who worked in finance before becoming an interior designer, told the Post-Gazette she has been a Mecox fan for a long time. “We have had homes on Long Island and used Mac and his team out there. Sloan and I had been hounding him, and he finally gave in.”

The 1,800-sq.-ft. shop, located in a two- story townhouse, is part of a restored promenade in the historic Shadyside neighborhood. Furnished in a blend of traditional and mid-century style, the store includes items curated from Mecox stores in New York, Palm Beach and other locations.

Mecox opened in Southampton, N.Y., in the spring of 1996. In addition to Pittsburgh, the store has locations in Dallas, East Hampton, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Palm Beach and Southampton.

Zuo’s Perez opens furniture store in Mexico

Piedras Negras, Mexico — Zuo Visual Merchandising Director John Perez opened a new furniture store, Vignette Living, in November in downtown Piedras Negras, Mexico.

Housed in a newly renovated two-story building with 10,000 square feet of retail space, Vignette Living carries modern furniture, lighting and accents.

The new concept also includes cooking classes, design services and al fresco entertaining.

Carmen Gloria Santos will serve as store director, allowing Perez to continue his role with Zuo.

Perez was born in Piedras Negras and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he began his retail career working with his family’s clothing business.

He has 25 years of experience in the furniture industry, including operating furniture stores in central Texas. His relationship with Zuo began as a customer before the company hired him in 2013.

New York — Home décor store and interior design studio Consort is opening a second location at 155 Duane St., the Tribeca Citizen reports. The store offers furniture and home décor with “a cutting edgeclassic look.” Consort also has a Los Angeles location and an online store.

Rochester, N.Y. — A Horse with Wings opened in November at 775 University Ave. here. According to the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper, the retailer carries urban and shabby chic home décor, antiques and gifts.

Birmingham, Mich. — The Home & Garden Shop opened a second location in November at 245 W. Maple Road. Its product assortment includes furniture, wall art, lighting, soft goods, rugs, decorative accessories, garden décor and vintage items. The store’s original location is at 2826 Industrial Row in Troy.

Wayzata, Minn. — Highcroft Fine Linens & Home opened in November at 770 Lake St. East. The retailer specializes in bed, bath and table linens, and also carries an assortment of home furnishings, accessories and gifts.

Seattle — Stock and Pantry will open its first storefront in early 2017 at the new mixed-use Excelsior Apartments development. According to the Capitol Hill Seattle community news blog, the store will carry “carefully curated home decor, textiles, art, gifts, accessories and art and design books.”

Cypress, Texas — Kirkland’s opened its 15th store in the Houston market in November at 28634 US 290. The store is located in the Fairfield Town Center, a new open-air shopping center with about 600,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Pittsburgh — Home décor superstore At Home opened a new store in November at 3000 McIntyre Square Drive. The 91,000-sq.- ft. store is the big box retailer’s fourth in Pennsylvania. At Home offers more than 50,000 home décor products including furniture, rugs, wall décor and more.

Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Associate Editor Alexa Boschini at aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com.


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