STRONG ISLAND CLOTHING CO. STORE WILL HAVE A NEW HOME THIS SUMMER
It has been a pretty incredible time with Strong Island Clothing Co, if we do say so ourselves. You might remember that back in 2010 after our first rebrand and the introduction of our anchor logo we got a short run of logo ‘branded’ tees made for our 2nd birthday charity raffle. In 2012, after a few different colours we decided to launch a clothing brand legit, with lots of different designs, colours, crews, hats and more. We launched at Little Johnny Russells with a party and then had a hectic weekend launch proper with a stall at the Victorious Vintage festival.
Fast forward through years of growing online as well as Victorious Festival stalls and even having tees stocked in Aspex Gallery we get to the autumn of 2014, when we opened the door to our store on Highland Road. What started out then pretty small has in the last 2 years or so grown to fill the store with loads of designs, accessories, girl’s range and so much more. We’ve also had local companies launch their products in store, we’ve had over a dozen art exhibitions showcasing artists and designers from Portsmouth and further afield and even had bands take over the store with full sets behind the counter. It has been a fantastic (almost) 3 years and above all we’ve been blown away with the continued support from everyone that makes all this possible.
What started out then pretty small has in the last 2 years or so grown to fill the store with loads of designs, accessories, girl’s range and so much more…
…We’re really excited to be moving to our new home at No.87 Marmion Road in the heart of Southsea…
So what now? Well, we’re on the move! The new Strong Island Clothing Co store will be opening at 87 Marmion Road and we will be opening on Saturday the 6th May at 10am – 6pm and extended opening through to Sunday 7th May too. Launching in the new shop will be the brand new and extensive Strong Island Clothing Co summer range, including new products, colours and designs. We’re stoked to share this with you, this is by far our biggest ever drop with so many new designs, printing techniques, colours and we’re excited to hear what you guys think. To help celebrate the opening the first 10 customers on Saturday and the first 10 on Sunday will each receive an exclusive limited edition hand screen-printed tote bag, filled with Strong Island Clothing Co accessories, books, stickers…you know how we do.
“As a company Strong Island Clothing Co has grown so much since we have been at our Highland Road shop. We’ve gone from a small range of designs and only being open 3 days a week with us taking turns manning the store. We now have a large range of men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, prints and so much more. Plus, we now have a team of 5 working with us.”
“We’re really excited to be moving to our new home at No.87 Marmion Road in the heart of Southsea and are looking forward to getting involved with the many independent stores and cafes that will soon be our neighbours and opening the doors over the weekend of the 6th May to launch our new summer range.”
We’ll be sharing progress of the shop fit and the summer collection in the run up to the opening weekend, keep an eye on the Clothing Co. Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Of course the current store at 12 Highland Road will be open in the run up to the opening of the new store.
Thanks again for your support over the years, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the new store this summer.