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INSTORE’s Editors Share Outstanding Aspects of This Year’s Cool Store Entries


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RESULTS OF THE America’s Coolest Stores Contest 2022 will be released very soon. For now, here’s a preview of stores that caught INSTORE editors’ attention during the judging process for their interior design, exterior form and function, marketing and online presence. Final rankings were determined by a panel of industry expert judges. “Big” and “Small” designations are determined by size of the store’s staff. Check out the September issue of INSTORE for final results, stories about our top six winners and a preview of what’s to come with all of our 10 honorable mention winners, which we feature in depth each month between October 2022 and July 2023.

BIG COOL

MS.-Rau interior

 

INTERIOR
1. M.S. RAU, NEW ORLEANS
2. Just Desi, Beverly Hills
3. Richter & Phillips, Cincinnati
4. Hale’s, Greenville, SC
5. Zadok, Houston

 

M.S. Rau’s 3,500 square foot jewelry gallery is connected to a 40,000 square foot gallery that highlights rare fine art and an antiques collection that includes Napoleon’s desk. Each Italian-made case features sophisticated lighting and locks controlled by an iPad, and staff can make individual lights warmer or brighter as needed to present each jewelry piece in its best light. An oval-shaped glass viewing room sits in the middle of the space. Facing the exterior, two projection screens descend at night to display images and videos of the gallery’s finest pieces and encourage passersby to return the next day. Owner Bill Rau had envisioned the space for nine years before its 2021 debut.

 

 

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