Leading global nautical lifestyle and performance brand, Sperry Top-Sider(R), also inventor of the world’s first boat shoe, will open its first store in Orange County in August at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Calif., a coastal shopping community well aligned with Sperry and its more than 75-year-old authentic seaside heritage and strong New England roots. At 2,100 square feet, the Fashion Island store will be Sperry Top-Sider’s largest on the west coast.
“We are excited to expand our presence on the west coast, specifically in southern California, by opening a store at Fashion Island,” said Craig Reingold, president of Sperry Top-Sider. “Our nautically inspired design and relaxed in-store experience offers customers a taste of the good life in, on and around the sea, making Newport Beach an ideal location for us.”
The new store, expected to open August 18th, will offer a full range of Sperry men’s, women’s and children’s lifestyle and performance footwear, as well as unique Sperry branded and curated apparel and accessories — items such as tote bags and board shorts crafted from recycled sailcloth that lend additional authenticity to the product assortment.
Sperry Top-Sider’s signature décor will be highlighted throughout the store, evoking a seaside mood through the use of authentic nautical design elements. The innovative retail concept will also feature a shopper-accessible, self-select stockroom, called “the boathouse,” that captures the look and feel of a true working boathouse.
“The unique and open nature of our store’s “boathouse” stock room is a new concept in the retail landscape that allows customers to manage their own shopping experience with our brand. They appreciate the flexibility that it offers them while shopping,” adds Reingold. Sperry store associates are available to assist customers on the sales floor (or in the boathouse), offering their knowledge of the products.
The Sperry Top-Sider store will be located between Nordstrom Court and Pacific Court at Fashion Island. There are 8 additional Sperry Top-Sider stores located in cities across America including Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, Boca Raton, Kansas City, Burlington, White Plains and Dallas.
About Sperry Top-Sider
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of the nautical lifestyle. Available at Sperry retail locations, independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, the US Sailing Team Alpha Graphics, the US Sailing Association, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series and the National Safe Boating Council.
Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider is a division of Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE:PSS). For more information, please visit www.sperrytopsider.com.
About Fashion Island
As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping and dining experience, Fashion Island features specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a wide assortment of restaurants and cafes. Visited by more than 13 million people annually, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California.
Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s. For more information, please visit www.ShopFashionIsland.com.