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Lauren Thom

How Being Fired Helped This Entrepreneur Land a Successful Brand

With five locations and 30 employees, many would view founder Lauren Thom's concept as a huge success. But what most fans don’t know is it all started with a $2,000 tax return, a firing and an almost lawsuit. The single mom of three kids, Thom had a great job with a company car ...

We Saints Fans Thrive on Embracing the Horror

And many of those “Free Sean Payton” T-shirts will probably come from Fleurty Girl, a local apparel and accessories store that, in words of its owner, the 31-year-old Lauren Thom, “celebrates New Orleans.” In addition to selling the T-shirts — one bearing the phrase “Coachless But Not ...

Celebrating the New Orleans Saints at the Royal Sonesta Round Table Luncheon

Aug. 14 were a selection of Who’s-Who Dats: Gayle Benson, the Saints’ First Lady; Jim Henderson, the voice of the Saints and WVUE/Fox 8 Saints sports analyst; Lesslee Fitzmorris, manager of the Saintsations; Lauren Thom; founder and owner of Fleurty Girl; and Brett Bauman and Cheryl ...

Settlement reached in 'Who Dat' lawsuit, but fight may continue for so

But Lauren Thom, who owns the Fleurty Girl apparel line, said her fight is far from over. Thom and other local merchants were first ordered to stop selling “Who Dat” gear in 2010. Thom said the NFL later vowed to side with her and take control of the dispute against Who Dat?...

Hubig's Pies takes issue with unauthorized use of brand

Lauren Thom of Fleurty Girl is among a handful of local entrepreneurs who are helping Hubig's raise money to rebuild. So far, she's sold 918 Hubig's T-shirts and raised more than $9,000 after signing a contract with Hubig's owner. "I think it's great that so many people want to help. But ...

Hornets fever inspiring local fans, retailers

With these picks, it will help the NBA basketball community come out.” Across town at Fleurty Girl on Magazine Street, owner Lauren Thom is excited about the basketball buzz. "I've been a Hornets fan,” she said. “I've been going to the games. I'm so excited that this happened for us. ...

Students take to social media to curb violence

So it speaks volumes that this came from a group of high school students," said Lauren Thom, owner of Fleurty Girl. The Edna Karr submission beat out the competition, and now the logo appears on t-shirts added to the Fleurty Girl boutique collection. "They're getting to see the social ...

Fleurty Girl owner considers taking over Morning Call's Metairie location

Lauren Thom, better known as Fleurty Girl, runs five T-shirt shops around New Orleans. Now she might open a beignet stand at the Metairie location Morning Call will vacate by June, as first reported by City Business (subscription required). A Fleurty Girl store is located in that same ...

Business pitches from local youth impress at New Orleans Youth Entrepreneurship Day

Lauren Thom, colloquially known as the city's favorite "Fleurty Girl," told a group of roughly 100 attendees at the Junior Idea competition that, no matter whether they left with prizes or scholarships, they should always believe in themselves and "trust their crazy ideas. " Thom relayed ...

Zulu

As Fleurty Girl (citywide; www.fleurtygirl.net ) owner Lauren Thom moves among the fleurs-de-lis, crawfish, shrimp boots and other iconic New Orleans motifs on her signature T-shirt line, she looks like something of a local icon herself. With her fire engine-red hair and infectious grin...

Linkasaurus: Some stuff you might want to read

The most recent installment: Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Thom. LINK! • "Rum-laced fruitcake and boozy bonbons can be sold in Louisiana, but wine ice cream will need action by legislators before it can hit grocers' freezers. " So much for picking up a pint of pinot noir sorbet at Brocato's. LINK! ...

Fans Express Their Frustration Over Bounty Punishments In Creative Ways

In light of the Bounty Punishment for Saints Managers, Fleurty Girl owner, Lauren Thom has designed a t-shirt that says 'Free Payton', expressing her frustration over the year long suspension Head Coach Sean Payton is facing. The views expressed are not those of WDSU.com, WDSU or its ...

Fans Voice Outrage Over Saints' Suspensions

We need to do something,'" Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Thom said. Thom took the Saints suspensions pretty hard. "So, I just went on my computer and into Photoshop and just created something and put it on the website for a preorder and I'm blown away. We've never ever moved this many shirts ...

Fleurty Girl has shirts with Y’atitude!

Fleurty Girl is a New Orleans-inspired collection of original shirt designs created by New Orleans native and GoNOLA video personality, Lauren Thom. During Saints fever last year she created the Who Dat T-Shirt which sparked a huge deal over who owned the native New Orleans saying. ...

New Orleans CityBusiness » Steve Monistere

TAGS: Aaron Neville, Buddy Caldwell, Fleurty Girl T-shirts, Josh Harvey, Keaty Law Firm, Lauren Thom, National Football League, Saints, Sal Monistere, Steve Monistere, Super Bowl, Thomas Keaty Jr., Who Dat The first round of the Great Trademark War of 2010 pitted the National Football ...

PROJECT 3090 OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POSTER ::.

Design by Lauren Thom. Click image to enlarge To commemorate the inaugural year of Project 30-90 in New Orleans, Jonathan Pretus of Cowboy Mouth and Lauren Thom of Fleurty Girl joined forces to put together the first poster for Project 3090. This 13x9 poster is printed locally on ...

Meet Fleurty Girl: Lauren Thom

by Angelina on April 21, 2010 Lauren Thom is a New Orleans native who started a New Orleans-inspired shirt line called Fleurty Girl. Her shirts are worn all over the world by people who want a piece of New Orleans nostalgia wherever they go. She opened a shop on Oak Street in November ...

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