NY NOW announced that Chad Anglin and Amy Paul, owners of San Diego-based Pigment, as the winner of its Renaissance Retailer Award for the Winter 2020 market. The award celebrates excellence in inspirational retail experiences at the independent store level and recipients are selected by top industry retailers and designers.
Pigment is owned by husband-and-wife duo Chad Anglin and Amy Paul. The shop opened in 2007 as an art gallery to showcase local artists; Amy had her painting studio in back and customers could peer in from a loft space. Today, Pigment’s three shops are recognized for design-savvy gifts, plants, and furniture that represent the best locally and internationally made products, curated in a way that tells a story.
“We’re honored to receive the Renaissance Retailer award,” says Paul. “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.”
“What we were drawn to about Chad and Amy’s Pigment shops is their story of evolution,” says Amy Loewenberg, Buyer Relations Manager for 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 trendsetters. I can’t wait to go see their stores in person!”
Pigment will be honored and officially presented their award at the NY NOW Awards Night Party on February 3rd, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Javits Center.