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Southwest + Pacific - February 2024 Newsletter

Greetings Retail Design Institute Southwest + Pacific Chapter Members!

Hope you're all having a good start to the new year and Happy Lunar New Year to those of you who celebrate!

We're gearing up for our next in-person event at the Mercado Gonzalez in Costa Mesa next week, we think it's going to be a unique and delicious celebration, hope you can make it....register below.

Calling out to our connections in Las Vegas if anyone wants to get a spotlight in next month's newsletter on your retail project happening in the latest luxury casino and resort on the strip, The Fontainebleau. 90,000 square feet of retail on 2 levels with globally-acclaimed brands is making quite a splash and we'd be excited to share your story. Contact us at

Did you know the Southwest + Pacific Chapter includes Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Hawaii? It's true! If you know any innovative store experiences, retail companies, or consultants in any of these areas please let us know! We'd love to spotlight them in this series...


Upcoming Event!

Mercado Gonzalez by Northgate Market

Costa Mesa

Thursday, March 7, 6:00 PM

Northgate Market has just opened a Mexican-style Mercado with many colorful food stalls, including the famed El Moro Churro stand from Mexico City, carnitas from Carnitas Don Miguel, tortas by Chiba Torta, and tacos by Tacos Los Guichos. Located in the grocer's Costa Mesa location, the food hall and marketplace have become a hot spot for food lovers. The store also serves as a celebration of Mexican culture with its vivid and colorful design elements. Architect Kevin Kelley, of Shook Kelley, who designed the space, is taking the Retail Design Institute on an exclusive tour and we can't wait! 

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:00pm PT

2300 Harbor Blvd

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Pharrell Williams debut of Spring Summer 2024 Louis Vuitton collection at LA Pop-Up

Pharrell Williams' vibrant debut collection for Louis Vuitton has officially launched in Los Angeles, California at a men’s pop-up shop in West Hollywood. Open to the public from Jan. 4 through March 31 at 8800 Melrose Ave, the temporary boutique re-creates Paris’ oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, where Louis Vuitton’s newly minted men’s creative director staged his Spring Summer 2024 show last June. A New York pop-up opened to showcase the collection in Soho on February 8.

The French luxury label spares no expense for their pop-up retail experiences so go check it out while you can!


Save the date:

Shop! Marketplace 2024

April 9-11, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • IMMERSE yourself in Ideation’s Retail Challenge winner brought to life

  • INTERACT with the latest in-store tech with Brand Experience Lab

  • EXPLORE 3,000+ sq. feet of award-winning POP displays and store designs

  • NETWORK with top brand representatives and retail innovators

  • PARTICIPATE in retail tours hosted by the Retail Design Institute

  • COMPETE in a variety of retail experience-creation challenges

  • MEET with vendors on the cutting edge of retail solutions

MEMBER BENEFIT: Current members of the Institute receive exclusive discounted registration rates for Shop! MarketPlace. Learn more here.


Come Join Us!

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RDI members enjoy a variety of benefits such as priority access to events, networking and educational seminars, access to members-only areas of the website, job postings, emerging retail trend information and access to other Chapter events.

Come join us by clicking HERE!


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