The best of Luc
A Hobart retailer’s keen eye for design excellence has catapulted her onto the world stage.
From a suburban cottage to a 19th-century heritage sandstone warehouse on the Hobart waterfront
in four years... the trajectory of Lucy Given’s design store, Luc, has been sharp and swift. And this month Lucy (below) is off to Chicago, to represent the Australian retail scene at the IHA
Global Innovation Awards, her reward for winning Retailer of the Year at the recent
2017 Australian Gift & Life Instyle Awards.
With more than 25 years’ experience in retail and interior design, Lucy says she found the transition from sourcing for clients to shopping for her own store a natural progression. “After identifying a gap in the local market for high-end design, the obvious step was to create a space to showcase the product I was seeking myself,” she says.
Today, the gallery-like Luc is a designer wonderland filled with fashion, homewares, furniture and art hand-picked by Lucy. She and her staff are friendly, knowledgeable and happy to chat about anything, from product design to local dining hotspots.
“I’m honoured and proud that my knowledge and experience have been recognised,” says Lucy. “I’ve worked hard to create the concept of this store, and I’m so pleased that people can see the passion behind what I do. I hope I’m a good representation of Australian retail.” www.lucdesignstore.com.