Have you heard? Luxe is the new retail experience in Dayton, Ohio.
Set in a 4500 square foot urban venue located in Downtown Dayton, Luxe is a shopping experience that assembles carefully curated independent brands and pops up for a one-day event. That means twice a year, Spring and Fall, Luxe reassembles itself -from the space to the merchandise – with the goal to give back to the local community.
So how did it get started? Founded by Lisa Robin Adkinson, designer of Lisa Robin Jewelry and Valerie Jones, Portage Handbags designer, the idea was to create a retail concept specifically focused on fashion, accessories, and beauty brands, that would serve as a matchmaker between independent designers and consumers, integrating an opportunity to learn and enjoy new experiences. For each event, a non-profit is selected as the beneficiary. Brands are asked to give a portion of sales to benefit the cause.
For brands, each bi-annual event becomes a great opportunity for designers to introduce new products and work with consumers one on one to customize products. For consumers, Luxe is an engaging experience to share with friends. learn from, and interact with designers and discovering new products. All participants get the opportunity to learn more about the non-profit for the event. The non-profits not only benefit financially but also build exposure with an audience of consumers who care.
The economic impact of supporting small local business in a revitalized downtown venue with a direct benefit to non-profits servicing the community meets our goal of giving back to the community.