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John Fluevog to open a new store in New Orleans
John Fluevog New Orleans

February 2014 - John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog is making the journey south, and his first stop is right in the heart of The Big Easy. After searching since the Louisiana Purchase, John has finally found his new home in New Orleans – in the middle of the vibrant French Quarter! The store is set to open in 2014 in the historic Pontalba Building, which was built in 1850 (when John was just a teenager) and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


John Fluevog New Orleans

When rumors grew of a space opening in the building, John staked his claim immediately. Baroness Pontalba, the building’s namesake, was a fiery entrepreneur who survived being shot by the dueling pistol of a scheming family member and lived to buy a hefty portion of New Orleans. To John, an avid anti-dueling activist, she has always been an inspiration.

History may have brought John to The Crescent City, but the famously delicious food, friendly people, and diverse culture of the bustling city are what made Fluevog want to stay (the man and the shoes). The store is set to open very soon and John is anxiously awaiting his perfect justification for all-night Mardi Gras celebrations, jazz sessions, and gluttonous portions of gumbo. You don’t have long to wait, Louisiana; soon fresh Fluevogs will be ready to wander through the celebrations, bars, and local shops on some of the oldest and liveliest streets New Orleans has to offer. We can’t wait to see you there!

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ABOUT JOHN FLUEVOG:
John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970 he has been steadfast in creating unique soles for unique souls that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John Fluevog Shoes was recently named one of the world's most innovative companies in the fashion industry by creative business experts FastCompany, and New York's Museum of Modern Art showcased an image of Fluevog's footwear on both a calendar and postcard. Recently, John was recognized by The Two/Ten Foundation of Canada as The Canadian Footwear Industry's Shoe Person of the Year.

PROPOS DE JOHN FLUEVOG :
John Fluevog est un designer et détaillant avant-gardiste indépendant de chaussures et d'accessoires qui se démarquent. Depuis 1970, John crée, pour des personnes uniques, des chaussures uniques qui ont été vues partout, des pieds de Madonna et de Jack White aux défilés de haute couture. Les experts de la création de FastCompany ont récemment désigné John Fluevog Shoes comme l’une des entreprises les plus innovatrices au monde et le Musée d’art moderne de New York a présenté une photo de chaussures Fluevog dans un calendrier et sur une carte postale. John a remporté dernièrement le prestigieux prix Personnalité du domaine de la chaussure de l’année du BATA Shoe Museum.

Press-ready photos available upon request. For more information or to talk to John contact:
Photos de presse disponibles. Pour plus d'informations ou pour une entrevue avec John Fluevog :

Stephen Fluevog
phone 604-688-2879 x259
   
email stephen@fluevog.com
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