As mentioned in a previous Field Notes post, we’re excited to shed even more light on the RSVLTS Shop Local programming by creating monthly spotlights for some of our smaller, more bespoke retailers that carry RSVLTS (often some of our exclusive colorways and/or first-to-retail items… 🤫). Most importantly we also want to cover the people behind the retail shops too, which is truly what makes them all fantastic partners.
Looking back, RSVLTS first introduced our #ShopLocal Initiative almost four years ago and it has been quite the rollercoaster ride to say the least! Tons of ups, a couple of downs, and plenty of twists/learning moments along the way, however we’re thrilled to say we have now partnered with nearly 200 retail shops across the U.S.
And we are extremely proud of the relationships we have formed with these retailers. So much so that we wanted to create a forum to shout some names from the mountain tops so many, many more can hear the stories behind these amazing shops and experiences, and perhaps add them to a list to swing by if anyone happens to be visiting one of these towns.
So with that, the RSVLTS #ShopLocal Retailer Spotlight was born. For the foreseeable future, each month we will be spotlighting one of our independently owned retail partners, shedding a little light about their shop, how they found RSVLTS, and their relationship with the brand.
#ShopLocal Retailer Spotlight - Sip Shop Hooray
We are kicking off the initiative by showcasing a unique retail experience in St. Petersburg, FL, called Sip Shop Hooray. They have been carrying a wide assortment of great RSVLTS styles for about a year now, and moreover we appreciate the boutique's focus on inclusivity, community and customer service, lest we forget to mention they have a fully stocked bar and offer shoppers curated cocktails while they peruse the store.
More about the partnership from Sip Shop Hooray owner, Amber Clayton:
“Sip Shop Hooray is just over a year old and our brand came about because we knew there was a need for a body inclusive and gender free boutique in St. Pete. We carry all sizes and everyone can wear whatever makes them feel good! The RSVLTS brand matched our vision with all its body inclusive sizes and fun prints, and we also appreciate that RSVLTS carries men's and women's options too!”
So if you find yourself in the St. Petersburg area, make it a point to pop into the shop for a cocktail and a potential shirt or two. You may or may not walk out with a slight buzz, a new local outlook and some fresh new gear. Pretty sweet deal!