We launched our brand nearly two years ago at the New England Made Trade Show in Portland, ME. There we made several relationships with independent retailers who have helped us grow steadily. Most of these stores are located in resort towns shopped by vacationers and some locals. We have not yet been represented in the busy traditional shopping malls...until now.
We have teamed up with a fellow startup organization called New England Made (not affiliated with the trade show) to represent our brand in the Maine Mall during a busy December shopping weekend (Dec 6-8th, 2019). On their centrally-located pop-up display, New England Made will showcase several of our hats alongside five other New England startup brands.
They will talk up our products, our brand, and our mission while making a few sales in the process. This is an opportunity for us to see how the masses react to our products in a store environment in which we would not normally have the ability to sell. If the reaction is positive, it could open up many more opportunities for similar popup stores throughout New England and beyond. It is a brand new concept that we and New England Made are very excited about!
Find out more at New England Made's website: nemshops.com