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Shop Talk Interviews: Stoney Clover Lane

Meet Penn

Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC for nine years working in sales in marketing at an invest­ment bank. When she missed New Orleans more than she could stand, she moved back home, met her husband and started a family. She’s now raising two rambunctious little boys and spending her free time on envi­ronmental sustainability projects.


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Shop Talk Interviews: Stoney Clover Lane

Back to School

If you haven’t quite nailed your back-to-school shopping yet, look no further than Stoney Clover Lane. Founded by Tulane graduates and sisters, this sugar sweet shop on Magazine St. offers customizable totes, fanny packs, make-up bags and more in an array of dreamy pastel hues. Avenue the privilege of chatting with founder, Kendall Glazer about what she’s wearing this fall and why she loves New Orleans. *Bonus: mention this article to any tweenage girl for serious cool points.


Q&A

Your brand is so in demand, why open a shop in New Orleans?

So much of Stoney Clover Lane was built during our time at Tulane—so New Orleans was a must-have location for a store ever since we expanded into brick-&-mortar. Magazine St. felt like the perfect home for us to bring our vision to life. The physical look & feel of the store was inspired by the colorful houses & design elements we see all around New Orleans. We feel like we strongly executed the New Orleans design characteristics in our store, down to the porch and shutters. This was honestly probably the most exciting store for us to open other than our first!

We had ideas for events at the store as soon as we found the space. We knew we wanted to incorporate the city’s drinks, food & live music, which we were able to do at our store opening & continue to do for any event we host at the store.

It’s incredible to look back at where we were when we lived in New Orleans, where we are now and bring all of that magic into the fabric and culture of this store location. It makes us so happy that we are a small part of what makes New Orleans such a special destination to visit.

Favorite place to eat or grab a drink in New Orleans?

To bring me back to my Tulane days, I still love going to The Boot—especially for happy hour. When I’m back in town with my college friends, you can find us at the Pat O’s Piano Bar. We love to eat at Saba, Clancy’s and always have to stop by Camellia Grill.

Product you are most excited about for fall?

We are so excited about our fall collections that are launching across the next few months. Each has its own vibe & personality but they’re alike in that they are all very cool looks for the season ahead. With these collections there are some amazing new colors launching, too—one that’s even perfect for Tulane students!

 Fall trend you can’t wait to try?

My style has been very neutrals-oriented lately. I’m into pairing basic pieces—t-shirts, jeans, an over-sized button down, sneakers, a good blazer—with a bold accessory. I think for fall I’m going to continue with that look but try out new colors with my accessories—& rock some Stoney Clover Lane, of course!

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