Nov. 6, 2019: Danner now has a store in Seattle. The outdoor standout announced its sixth door, located at 1524 1st Avenue, is now open. According to the brand, the aesthetics are inspired by Seattle’s maritime culture and “reflects the vast and rugged terrain from the Cascade mountains to the Puget Sound.” In terms of product, it will primarily house hiking and outdoor lifestyle boots. To celebrate the new location, Danner will host a grand opening event on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 12 p.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT.
Nov. 4, 2019: Blundstone, known for its classic Chelsea boots, has opened its first-ever U.S. pop-up in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Powered by Brooklyn retailer DNA Footwear, the 450-square-foot store at 192 Bedford Ave. will be open through March 2020 and will offer men’s, women’s and children’s styles from the Australian shoe label’s fall ’19 collection. Reflecting the brand’s Tasmanian roots, the interior features reclaimed wood, leather hides and copper detailing to reflect the natural look of the collection. “Brooklyn is home to many passionate Blundstone wearers, and we are beyond excited to share more of our brand and product story in their own backyard,” said Kate Shevack, managing partner of Brand Initiatives Group, Blundstone’s U.S. marketing arm. The store will partner with local brands to host a series of collaborative events and activations for consumers throughout the pop-up’s duration.
Nov. 1, 2019: Skechers has opened a flagship retail store in China in the Disneytown shopping district of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The Skechers Kids Brand Experience store opened on Oct. 20 and is the first retail location at a Disney resort property for the brand. At 2,777 square feet, it is also the biggest stand-alone Skechers Kids store in China. It offers signature children’s styles as well as an adult area with coordinated parent-child footwear and apparel.
Nov. 1, 2019: Foot Locker is celebrating the launch of its Rivals pack with the Jordan Brand in Los Angeles at Foot Locker’s Hollywood and Highland location. Powered by Foodbeast, the Rivals Cafe is a new pickup window at the store, where customers can purchase iconic sandwiches and hot dogs inspired by the culinary histories of Los Angeles and Chicago. The cafe is open now through Nov. 3. Any Foot Locker customer purchasing apparel or footwear from the Rivals Collection will receive a complimentary menu item from the Rivals Cafe. Foot Locker also wrapped up Halloween with its House of Hoops mobile truck in Los Angeles. The store-on-wheels exclusively sold Nike’s “What the L.A.” Air Force 1 sneakers.
Nov. 1, 2019: Paige, known for its denim line, today launched its first shoe-only pop-up stores in Los Angeles and New York, located at 8473 Melrose Place and 112 Mercer St., respectively. The Paige Shoe Studio features over 60 styles, with new styles released at both locations in limited quantities. The Paige brand entered the shoe category last year.
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