Meet fashion designer/entrepreneur Haytham Elgawly & owner of The Clearport, an airport-themed retail concept. The Clearport is a conceptual retail experience soaring at 30,000 feet above the clouds, located in the heart of Jersey City, NJ. It greets “passengers” with “Arrival/Departure” screens that list brands the store currently carries. At its three terminals (M for men, K for kids, W for women), customers grab security-bin shopping carts. In the TSA body-scanner fitting rooms they not only try on the latest items from Akomplice, BBC, Profound Aesthetics, Public, and many others, but also take selfies of themselves in those styles with the built-in cameras to share on social media. The Clearport also has seating built in with USB-charging ports, and passengers can join The Mile High Club, a redeemable loyalty program. Haytham calls himself Jersey City’s “hometown hero,” not shying away from being one of its tastemakers and forward-drivers of culture, be it fashion, art, or entertainment. He converses with our founder/host Glenn Wiggins about the importance of having a concept, and how he is courageously transforming the consumer’s retail experience.