Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Suit Up September 3, 2015

Most businesses grow successful over time as their owners find more efficient ways to make and market specific products. It would seem counter intuitive to open a business based on products that change constantly. And products you can't even imagine, that have to be re-invented up to three and four times a year, based on the season. That's exactly what the fashion business is.

Peter's guests on tis edition of Out to Lunch today have opened fashion houses in New Orleans that make and sell handmade clothes and accessories.

tabitha bethune

Tabitha Bethune is Creative Director at The Wildlife Reserve on St Charles Avenue.  

joe rotolo

Joe Rotolo is founder of Luca Falcone Men's Clothiers on Magazine Street.

peter ricchiuti

Peter, Tabitha and Joe discuss how to look cool when it's a thousand degrees outside, and how to stay cool in the high stress world of fashion. 

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.  

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