Highly-Anticipated Clothing Boutique Opens at Sophia Square in Carmel


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Carmel, Indiana – 14 Districts is holding its grand opening event this week in the Carmel Arts & Design District. The launch of 14 Districts, a boutique carrying women’s apparel and accessories from around the globe, will be sure to attract fashion enthusiasts from central Indiana. Discover unique items from Milan to Chicago, Geneva to Beverly Hills! Whether you’re looking for weekend wear, business attire or something for a special event, 14 Districts will not disappoint.

Owner, Rebecca Hanson, has an extensive background in building global brands from the ground up. Utilizing her contacts in the New York and European fashion industries, Hanson brings unique items from around the world to 14 Districts. In fact, 14 Districts is the only brick and mortar boutique in the Indianapolis environs that sells Tibi, Yoana Baraschi, Shoshanna, Pink Tartan, Repeat Cashmere and Henry & Belle jeans. The store’s other collections include: Love Quotes, Three Dots, Monserat de Lucca, iLuck, Eva Franco, Alisa Michelle, Courage.b, Lodis and Ali Ro. In addition to the fashion-forward merchandise, Hanson provides clients with a comfortable shopping environment and attentive, personalized service.

14 Districts is located inside Sophia Square at 110 W. Main Street, Suite 104.14 Districts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. To learn about holiday trends, special promotions, upcoming trunk shows and extended holiday hours, visit 14 Districts on Facebook or call (317) 818-4585. Private appointments are also available upon request. Please call the store or contact Rebecca Hanson at [email protected].


About 14 Districts:
Rebecca Hanson, owner of 14 Districts, studied Design Marketing at Parsons School of Design after graduating with honors with a degree in Classical Studies from Dartmouth College. Hanson later founded a company in Italy based around her training and fieldwork in Roman Archaeology and then built a career in Marketing with Procter & Gamble (after earning Law and MBA degrees from Wake Forest University). Hanson recently left Procter & Gamble to build a fashion and retailing brand, opening her first concept store in the Carmel Arts & Design District.
The name “14 Districts” speaks to Hanson’s background studying, living and working in Rome. It speaks to the varied personalities of the collections carried in the store – from vibrant, fanciful fabrications by Tibi to the classical styles by Pink Tartan.

The districts of Rome were created by Pope Benedict XIV in the mid-18th century. The area inside the walls was divided into fourteen districts called rioni (e.g. Trevi, Trastevere, Campomarzio). This decision to divide Rome into fourteen quarters was in part suggested by the fact that Ancient Rome was also divided into fourteen regiones (hence rioni) under the reign of Emperor Augustus in 7BC. During the ancient period, this division of the city was intended to provide Rome with a new administrative structure which could meet the demands of a large and growing city.

About Sophia Square:
Inspired by classic European architecture and modern design, Sophia Square is a 4-story luxurious 202- apartment community. Sophia Square includes a 2 -story underground parking garage and first floor retail shops. The development encompasses an entire city block in Carmel’s Art and Design District. For more information visit: www.sophissquareapts.com.