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La Maison Interiors named a Retail Star

La Maison Interiors has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2014 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

The annual list, now in its 10th years, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques, who are creative in their merchandising, have a positive presence in their local communities and are distinguishing themselves from the competition. The Retail Stars list is not a ranking, and is not based on sales volume.

The businesses named to the list are based in 21 state with Texas and California contributing seven and five stores, respectively. This year’s diverse group, 90% of which operate in a single location, ranges in size from A Studio, a 400-sq-ft. shop situated on Michigan’s scenic “Tunnel of Trees’ Highway, to the 1.2 million – sq-ft. showroom of Furnitureland South.

A third of the stores are ringing up annual sales in excess of $3 million, and 10 stores are at $5 million and above.

“The retail climate is changing faster than ever before, and it takes a lot of effort to stay on top in these changing times,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief of Home Accents Today.

“The 2014 Retail Stars exemplify excellence in independent retail and are true role models for their innovation, customer service, marketing and merchandising strategies which make them leaders among their peers. This honor recognizes all their skills, not to mention their hard work, and should serve as a reminder to us all to support local businesses.”

Members of the home furnishings industry were invited to suggest stores and retailers were encouraged to submit information describing their businesses. The list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication.

“We are humbled and honored by this award,” said Alan Reinken, co-founder of La Maison Interiors. “We are approaching our third anniversary and are incredibly grateful to our clients, colleagues, family and friends who continue to support us.”

La Maison Interiors can be found at 15450 N. Scottsdale Road or online at lamaisonaz.com.