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» Dallas Retail Hotspots: Stanley Korshak

Stanley Hainsworth to deliver closing keynote

Stanley HainsworthAs the former creative director for Nike, Lego and Starbucks, Stanley Hainsworth has one of the most respected resumes in retail. One helluva track record. And perfectly symmetrical hair.

Hence our excitement to announce his inclusion in IRDC's 2009 speaker lineup. He'll take a break from his newest venture, Tether, to wrap up day three of the conference with a closing keynote guaranteed to inspire. Stay tuned for details.

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Lighting the way for BlackBerry shoppers

Lighting decisions can make or break any retail design, but when the merchandise is tiny, black and electronic — a la Research in Motion's BlackBerry line of phones and accessories — illumination is critical.

Such was the case when FRCH Design Worldwide was tapped to design a BlackBerry store in Atlanta's airport, and teamed with Norcross, Georgia-based Hera Lighting on the project. FRCH's Robyn Novak and Hera's Brad Stewart will walk you through the process when they present Lighting Case Study, BlackBerry: Presented by Hera on day one of the conference.

The thoughtful design of BlackBerry's Atlanta airport store features efficient LED technology

Stanley Korshak

In last week's Hotspot installation, we looked at mixed-use development West Village and mentioned a fun and free way to get there — the McKinney Avenue Trolley system. These vintage streetcars make numerous stops along the route from the Dallas Arts District to West Village and back, and the area (known as Uptown) is populated with upscale independents worth a look.

The grandest of these is Stanley Korshak, a luxury retail store built in 1986 in the Philip Johnson-designed Crescent Court hotel and business complex. At the time, the brand was a small chain centered in Chicago, but the other stores closed with the shaky economy of the late 1980s. The Dallas store became — and remains — the sole Stanley Korshak location, an independent specialty retailer on the order of Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

The luxe experience begins in the parking garage, where … READ MORE

The Stanley Korshak complex includes a series of boutiques and two restaurants surrounding a courtyard with custom built fountains and European limestone and granite

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Joe Baer

Michael Bodziner

Linda Cahan
Cahan & Company

David Cassidy

Dawn Clark

Jim Crawford
Global Retail Executive Council

Christian Davies
FRCH Design Worldwide

Peter Dixon

Robin Elmslie Osler
EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Eric Feigenbaum

Jason Floyd
GameStop Inc.

Greg Gorman
Retail Design Institute

Stanley Hainsworth

Les Hiscoe
Shawmut Design & Construction

David Hogrefe

Sharon Lessard
SuperValu Inc.

Raymond Mastrobuoni
Cartier (retired)

Andrew McQuilkin
Retail Design Institute

Daniel Montano

John K. Mulliken
Louis Vuitton NA Inc.

Dave Nelson
JGA, Inc.

Robyn Novak
FRCH Design Worldwide

Kevin O'Donnell
thread collaborative

Tara O'Neil
Perennial Inc.

Lee Peterson
WD Partners

Ron Pompei
Pompei A.D.

Jose Raul Padron
Godiva Chocolatier

John Ryan
VMSD European Editor

Lee Silber
Deep Impact Training

James L. Sloss
Macy's Inc.

James Smith

Brad Stewart
Hera Lighting L.P.

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