The husband-and-wife team behind the San Diego-based art gallery and gifts shop, Pigment, are the winners of the NY NOW Winter 2020 market Renaissance Retailer Award.
Owners Chad Anglin and Amy Paul will be honored at the NY NOW Awards Night Party on February 3, 2020 with their prestigious honor, which “celebrates excellence in inspirational retail experiences at the independent store level and recipient’s are selected by top industry retailers and designers,” according to the show.
The shop was first opened as an art gallery in 2007, which showcased local artists and housed Paul’s own painting studio. Now, Pigment’s brand consists of three shops that feature an expertly-curated selection of art, gifts, plants, and furniture from around the world.
Of course, they still spotlight a variety of local artists too, honoring their roots at all times.
“What we were drawn to about Chad and Amy’s Pigment shops is their story of evolution,” said Amy Loewenberg, Buyer Relations Manager, NY NOW.
“Starting as a gallery to showcase their local artists as well as opening up Amy’s own studio to the public, Pigment embraced the changing retail tides they encountered and matured into now what is a multiple location oasis. Spanning a vast range of categories, they have a total lifestyle experience through their design savvy gifts, wellness offerings, flora and furniture. What I personally love about Chad and Amy’s story, is that they were doing the ‘experiential’ thing back in 2007 with sharing Amy’s studio. These two, in my mind are trend setters. I can’t wait to go see their stores in person!”
The California shop’s owners are thrilled to be recognized on the east coast by NY NOW, the ultimate destination for market product-sourcing.
“We’re honored to receive the Renaissance Retailer award – thank you so much!” Paul shared in a statement. “In truth, every year feels like our first, and with this past year in particular being filled with challenges like no other, the recognition is validation that we’re doing something right. We’re artists that stumbled into retail, and it’s our great privilege to come to work each day and have the opportunity to serve our Pigment community.”
The NY NOW Winter 2020 market will be taking place from Sunday, February 2 – Wednesday, February 5 at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York City. Stay tuned for more coverage of the event, coming soon to House Tipster Industry.