Friday, August 7, 2015

Shinola to Open Third Flagship Store in DC

The Men's Runwell 41mm ($550)

From our friends at Shinola...

Shinola to Open Third Nationwide Flagship Retail Store in Washington, DC

The Watchmakers of Detroit to open in 14th Street Corridor

Shinola, known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles, journals, pet accessories, small leather goods and leather care is excited to announce the upcoming opening of its third nationwide flagship in Washington, DC. The store will open September 2015 in the 14th Street Corridor at 1631 14th Street, NW.

The 5,000-square-foot corner building was originally home to the Studebaker showroom in the 1920s. The store design will stay as true to the original build as possible, keeping the original black and white travertine floor, moulded ceiling and additional details from the era alongside traditional Shinola fixtures. In partnership with Washington Project for the Arts, Shinola will also showcase local artists during quarterly exhibitions in an in-store gallery.

The opening of the D.C. store will mark the brand’s tenth brick-and-mortar location. In addition to stores in Detroit and New York, Shinola has locations in Minneapolis, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Ann Arbor and Plano. The new D.C. location will replace the temporary shop that opened in November 2014. Filson, Shinola’s sister brand, will take over Shinola’s former space at 1534 14th Street NW.

The Detroit Arrow ($1,000)

"We are extremely excited about the opening of our DC flagship space on 14th Street. Given the extensive sense of community in the area and wonderful friends we have made in Washington, we look forward to welcoming everyone into Shinola’s newest home,” said Shinola’s Jacques Panis.

Shinola DC
1631 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

About Shinola:
In 2011, Shinola, a Bedrock Manufacturing Company, LLC brand was conceived with the belief that products should be built to last, and they should be built in America. As makers of modern, handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals, and pet accessories, we are proud to be based in Detroit, a community-minded city with a strong manufacturing legacy. We built our watch and leather factories within the College for Creative Studies in the former Argonaut building. As a new company with a storied name, we stand for skill at scale, the preservation of craft, the beauty of industry.