GOLETA, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the grand opening of its inaugural Brand Showcase store at the Company's new state-of-the-art headquarters.
The flagship store delivers an elevated environment for Deckers brands to display their core heritage footwear, as well as seasonally significant offerings, while serving as an innovation lab to continually test new technologies and merchandising approaches, aimed at further improving the Omni-Channel customer experience. The ability to obtain direct feedback from customers in an interactive retail environment will enable Deckers to continue to lead the industry in driving innovation in how footwear, apparel and accessories are displayed, marketed and delivered to consumers.
The Brand Showcase store features an extensive breadth of product across all Deckers brands, such as UGG® Australia, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. In addition to the rich array of offerings, which includes more than 1,000 SKUs, customers have the option to pick up their purchased product in-store or ship overnight, free of charge. Such an efficient retail model underscores the Company's consumer-centric growth strategy that includes the introduction of compelling products and engaging store experiences.
"Our new store will serve as the showcase for all of Deckers' brands and our expression of next generation retail. With the launch of this 'innovation lab,' we're better able to listen to customers' feedback, make product and service adjustments more efficiently, and heighten the overall customer experience," explained Dave Powers, President of Omni-Channel for Deckers. "Shop in store using iPads, customize your product, order online, ship direct to your home free of charge or pick up in store. Whatever the preference, our goal is to align our capabilities to customer demand and help drive customer loyalty."
On track to be certified as LEED Silver for the store's sustainable design elements, the 8,000+ square foot location incorporates a blend of unique, varied materials, including walnut, hot rolled steel, exposed concrete, and gloss white laminate. The interior and exterior material reflects the diverse range of footwear and related products that Deckers offers.
Situated in a highly visible location with convenient proximity to local roadways and area attractions, the Brand Showcase store is set to become a major destination for residents and visitors to the Santa Barbara area. Approximately 30 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are expected to be employed as a result of the store opening. Beyond commerce and economic development, Deckers plans to utilize the store to support the local Santa Barbara community through special events and charitable initiatives.
Located at 6601 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117, the store is open to the public and will host an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 18. More details on the Brand Showcase store, including store hours, can be found at: http://www.deckers.com/contact/brand-showcase .
About Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG® Australia, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 117 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2013, Deckers Outdoor has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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