KIAWAH ISLAND, SC– Island Sport and Southern Tide are happy to announce the opening of the first Southern Tide signature store.  A “soft opening” is planned for Monday, March 2nd, 2015, with a grand opening the weekend of March 27.  Located at 475 Freshfields Drive in Freshfields Village, the store will feature men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories from the South’s favorite lifestyle brand, Southern Tide. 

Loren Beadle owner of Island Sport, believes that “Southern Tide is one of the top brands created in the last few decades that is stylish, youthful and classic.”  Beadle said, “Our guests fell in love with the Southern Tide brand over seven years ago and continue to buy the apparel.  We felt it was the right time to open the first signature store and look forward to many more years of success.” 

Island Sport opened its doors at Freshfields Village ten years ago with SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters as one of the first retailers in the Village. “We are so happy that Freshfields Village will be home to the first Southern Tide signature store,” said Trish Pruitt, Marketing Manager of Freshfields Village.  “Island Sport was one of the first stores here and the partnership they have formed with a nationally known brand like Southern Tide will be a great addition to the Village and the area.” 

The grand opening will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 27th to 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m on Sunday).  The store will offer special discounts and a gift with purchase. 

Christopher Heyn, CEO of Southern Tide said, “This is a great moment for Southern Tide.  People in the South have long enjoyed the Southern Tide brand that is classic, authentic and built with purpose.  Opening our first signature store gives our consumer more options to connect with our energy, lifestyle and great products.”  

 About Island Sport

Island Sport was founded in 2005 with the opening of its first retail store, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, in Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island.  As Freshfields Village and Kiawah Island have grown over the last ten years, so has Island Sport.  Now with six retail stores, Island Sport owns and operates a variety of retail concepts, including sporting goods, apparel, footwear, wine, and spirits.  In addition to Southern Tide, Island Sport also sells apparel and footwear from Vineyard Vines, Tommy Bahama, Patagonia, Nike, Sperry Topsider, Adidas, The North Face,

QuikSilver, Escapada, Roxy, Billabong, Reef, Olukai, and many others.

About Southern Tide:

Southern Tide was founded by Allen Stephenson, a 23-year-old entrepreneur from Greenville, South Carolina, driven by the pursuit of the perfect polo shirt. Starting in 2006, the brand’s legendary “Skipjack Polo” has become a benchmark in the industry and a necessity for every guy’s closet. Southern Tide has generated legions of devoted fans that consider the brand their only resource for fun, colorful apparel that reflects a region steeped in heritage and tradition. The brand maintains a massive following and is sold in over 750 specialty retailers nationwide, as well as online at

About Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Islands. With over 60 locally owned shops, galleries, restaurants, services and businesses, Freshfields is an upscale lifestyle destination that also hosts cultural events, art exhibits and seasonal festivals throughout the year. Visit or for information on news stories, events and other announcements.

About Northwood Retail

Northwood Retail is one of three operating companies established by Northwood Investors LLC—a privately-held, global real estate investment and management firm with approximately $4.5 billion of assets under management —to manage the firm's retail portfolio. Focused on maximizing the value of each retail asset, Northwood Retail applies a disciplined approach towards property management, leasing, development, construction management, accounting and marketing activities.  Northwood Retail currently leases and manages The Shops at Park Lane (Dallas, TX), Southlands Town Center (Denver, CO), Freshfields Village (Kiawah Island, SC) and Waverly Place(Cary, NC).  Northwood Retail also advises Northwood Investors on its investments in Blakeney (Charlotte, NC) and The Domain-Phase III (Austin, TX).

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