A treasure chest of uniquely designed objects, often gifts for members of the diplomatic and business communities, Keith Lipert Gallery will close its doors at 2922 M Street at the end of January 2017.
Refocused on providing service to corporations, Keith Lipert Corporate Gifts will reopen at Canal Square, 1054 31st St. NW, Gallery 145.
“I’ve built a corporate gift business on the same principle as the Gallery, that a meaningful gift is deeply personal,” said Lipert in a statement. “This growing practice has now taken precedence, and I decided to close the shop to fully dedicate my attention to this area.”
Born and raised in London, Lipert moved to Georgetown in 1989 after nine years in New York. He opened the gallery in 1994.
In July of 2014, he wrote on his blog about giving a guest lecture in Charles Skuba’s Georgetown University class on global retail marketing: “I chose to share with [the students] my own retail journey from London to NYC to Washington, D.C. I shared with them my observations on how retail was experiencing a huge transformational and disruptive period. We talked about the technology driving change … tablets, mobile, analytics, along with the merchandising challenges … homogeneity of product, commoditization of product, Amazon. We discussed the impact of social media, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.”