NEW ORLEANS (September 29, 2022) – On October 21, 2022, Riverwalk Outlets® (Riverwalk) in New Orleans will welcome luxury brand Karl Lagerfeld Paris to the mix of its current collection of stores. This is the first Karl Lagerfeld Paris storefront in Louisiana.
Karl Lagerfeld is known as one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. He is renowned for his aspirational and cutting-edge approach to style. Prior to his death, Lagerfeld was the creative director at Chanel for more than 35 years. Lagerfeld has brought his unique vision of Parisian chic to America with Karl Lagerfeld Paris. The Riverwalk store will feature high-end women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, shoes and bags.
National real estate investment firm RockStep Capital, began managing the Riverwalk in July and has ambitious plans for the outlet mall, including expanding dining options, adding multiple major high-end retailers and continuing to support the City of New Orleans’ redevelopment of Spanish Plaza.
“We are thrilled to welcome Karl Lagerfeld Paris to the Riverwalk’s collection of stores,” said Andy Weiner, President of RockStep Capital. “This is the first of multiple new luxury brands that RockStep plans to bring to the Riverwalk. We want to offer our New Orleans community and tourists alike an unmatched shopping experience.”
With picturesque views and over 75 retailers, including high-end brands such as Coach, Kate Spade, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom Rack and soon Karl Lagerfeld Paris, the Riverwalk has been a riverfront staple since 1986, spanning from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to Spanish Plaza.
The Riverwalk is hiring full-time and part-time managers in training and part-time sales associates for the new Karl Lagerfeld Paris store. For more information about career opportunities, please visit: https://www.riverwalkneworleans.com/careers/.
Andy Weiner added, “This is the first of many upgrades coming to the Riverwalk, and we couldn’t be more excited about the future.”
For the past 25 years, RockStep Capital has been a privately held, full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment firm that owns and manages enclosed malls, open-air shopping centers and institutional third-party retail assets. Utilizing innovative revitalization strategies coupled with efficient property management operating procedures, RockStep focuses on value retail assets in major metropolitan areas as well as secondary and tertiary markets. RockStep acquires and develops underperforming assets into relevant and vibrant community-centric retail properties, thus creating market-leading returns for its investors. www.rockstep.com
The Riverwalk Outlets®:
The Riverwalk Outlets is the nation’s first downtown outlet shopping center. Located just steps away from the French Quarter in the heart of New Orleans, it provides a pedestrian-friendly downtown retail environment, ideally situated adjacent to Spanish Plaza. The Riverwalk Outlets redefines downtown New Orleans, as it anchors what is currently being developed as one of the largest contiguous riverfront parks in the nation, spanning from Spanish Plaza to Crescent Park. Formerly the site of the 1984 World’s Fair, the property was purchased and developed into the Riverwalk Marketplace in 1986. After nearly three decades, an $80 million renovation of Riverwalk Marketplace was announced, transforming the iconic property into The Riverwalk Outlets, with a grand opening celebration held on Spanish Plaza. The redevelopment included a significant expansion of 50,000 square feet, bringing the total to 250,000 square feet of much-needed retail space in New Orleans. It is currently home to 75+ retailers and restaurants, many of which are first-to-market retailers in New Orleans. The Riverwalk Outlets is a premier shopping destination offering both locals and visitors an unparalleled experience in retail, atmosphere, and entertainment.