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Chic Spaces in Hidden Places

There are places in smaller cities with super chic upscale lifestyle shops/destinations with which are attempting to jumpstart or add to burgeoning ‘downtown’ areas. Please see examples below:


– Oxford Exchange (Tampa) –

– Forty Five Ten (Dallas) – – Ashley Brian (runs the shop)

Greenwich CT –

Savannah, GA –

Baldwin PopUp – Sometimes you need to come from outside the big apple to provide those of us that live here the inspiration we always desire. Fortunately, if you happen to be looking for just that, go directly to 100 Mott street and enter into the Baldwin pop up shop, a new lifestyle space where the artwork, clothing, instillations and the brand’s story are laid out in the most effectual of ways.

The entire shop and fall collection is inspired by the juxtaposition between city life and the wonder of mother nature. Every detail was thoughtfully curated and alludes to Matt Baldwin’s Midwestern roots near the iconic Flint Hills in Kansas, from the waving wheat in the front window to tables inspired by the topographic silhouette of the region.

March 27, 2018, New York, NY – MAISON-DE-MODE.COM is excited to team up with Simon on a unique retail experience at The Houston Galleria in time for Earth Month in April. The brick & mortar location is designed by BOFFO co-founder Gregory Sparks and will be open from April 9th until May 15th, 2018. The store will be located on Level 2 next to Saks Fifth Avenue.

MAISON-DE-MODE.COM provides fashion lovers with a one-stop shop for the ultimate luxury ethical closet. Product offerings span multiple categories including ready-to-wear, jewelry, handbags, footwear and accessories. Brands that will be shoppable in The Galleria location include EDUN, Prabal Gurung, TOME, Amour Vert, Khokho, Behno, Bottletop, Azlee, Bibi van der Velden, and Brother Vellies to name a few.

“This is the beginning of a great alliance with Simon; their portfolio of leading luxury properties in top markets around the country make them a key asset for us as we explore our physical future,” states Hassan Pierre. “Their many locations allow the flexibility we need as a digital platform to reach our dedicated regional customers as well as tapping into their built-in customer base. We have our eyes set on Fashion Valley (San Diego), Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto) and Miami in the near future,” comments Amanda Hearst.

“Simon is thrilled to team up with MAISON-DE-MODE.COM to create a destination for sustainable, ethical, luxury fashion starting at the Houston Galleria this April. Simon seeks to support entrepreneurs like Amanda (Hearst) and Hassan (Pierre) who have a dynamic approach to today’s retail and a sensibility for the environment. We have had great success proving concepts in our premier properties and look forward to MdMs launch with us,” said Zachary Beloff Simon’s National Director of Business Development.

Simon will be celebrating the launch with a private in-store cocktail followed by a dinner hosted by Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre. The store will be open to the public on April 9th.  Later in the month, a special Earth Day event will take place on Sunday, April 22nd where shoppers will be able to mingle with and get style advice from local influencers, sip prosecco and browse the collections. MAISON-DE-MODE.COM will also donate 10% of net proceeds from Earth Day sales to a local Houston charity.


About Simon: Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit


About MAISON-DE-MODE: Launched in October 2015 by Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre MAISON-DE-MODE.COM is a hybrid luxury ethical fashion retailer fusing concept brick and mortar experiences alongside a seamless online boutique, specializing in unique ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, accessories and home goods.

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