Fort Lauderdale, Florida (July 21, 2020) – Southern Tide, a leader in premium coastal lifestyle and apparel, has opened its newest store along Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Las Olas Boulevard stretches from the beach and rises over the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, making it the premier destination for shopping, dining, events, entertainment, galleries, and nightlife. With demand from a growing fan base in Florida, the new store marks Southern Tide’s first standalone, brand-owned store in South Florida. Southern Tide looks to bring its Southern charm and coastal style to the area, and add to the impressive lineup of shops that line the boulevard.
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our newest store in South Florida, and are so thankful for the support of the Las Olas community,” said Christopher Heyn, Southern Tide CEO. “We feel that Fort Lauderdale embodies Southern Tide’s spirit of outdoor adventure, and we are delighted to serve the area, as well as continue to share our love of the coastal lifestyle.”
In keeping with the brand’s energetic roots, the 2,070-square-foot store features fitting rooms with a playful nod to a seaside outdoor shower, along with tiled flooring featuring the store’s nautical coordinates around the cash wrap. Southern Tide also commissioned local artist Lizzy Taber to create a mixed-media painting inspired by the brand’s Skipjack logo. As customers exit, a large-scale map of Fort Lauderdale, pinpointing Southern Tide’s exact location, will send guests on their way. The store’s color design elements further bring the Southern Tide retail experience to life.
To ensure a safe shopping experience for both guests and employees, Southern Tide is committed to following strict protocols and precautions, including social distancing, mandated face coverings (with complimentary disposable masks available in-store), readily available hand sanitizer, additional in-store and fitting room cleaning (with discarded clothes placed under quarantine), contactless payment, as well as curbside pickup.
The store is centrally located between the Riverside Hotel and the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk and is situated amongst a highly curated group of retail stores and restaurants. Located directly on the boulevard, the store features an assortment of men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel, footwear, and accessories, with personal shopping services available to help guests find the perfect fit. Designed for life on the water and outdoor adventure, the Southern Tide brand and Southern state of mind fits seamlessly into the laid-back Fort Lauderdale lifestyle.
About Southern Tide
Founded in 2006, Southern Tide is a Greenville, S.C.-based lifestyle apparel brand that boasts exceptional craftsmanship and classic design. Southern Tide is best known for its Skipjack Polo, deemed by many to be the finest, most comfortable polo shirt. Innovative, yet timeless in its youthful style, Southern Tide offers an array of apparel and accessory products for men, women, and kids that deliver their authentic lifestyle through quality, experience, and service. Southern Tide is available for purchase in Southern Tide Signature Stores, more than 850 specialty retailers and premium department stores in more than 49 states across the United States, as well as online at www.southerntide.com . Southern Tide is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM).
About Las Olas Boulevard
Since the early 1900s, when Las Olas (Spanish for “the waves”) was just a dirt road that led to the beach, Las Olas has always been the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Las Olas Boulevard not only provides a primary connection to the beach but over the years has become a dining and shopping hub for locals and visitors. Today, the Boulevard is a “must-visit destination” with over three dozen bistros, clubs, and restaurants, most with indoor and outdoor dining, making Las Olas a food lover's paradise. More than 120 specialty retail shops, world-class art galleries, museums, beauty salons, spas, jewelry stores, unique boutiques, international banking, pharmacy, postal services and much more. For a list of its current retail and restaurant locations, please visit https://lasolasboulevard.com.
About Lizzy Taber
Lizzy Taber’s projects explore the relationships between art and science, with a current emphasis on marine ecology and seafloor mapping. Taber’s work has been shown at The Exploratorium, Bentley Gallery, Southern Graphics Conference International, the Sky Harbor Airport, and in other galleries across the United States. In 2018 she participated in an artist residency with Schmidt Ocean Institute, where she worked with scientists using multi-sonar mapping methods and with whom she presented her work at the Ocean Exploration Conference at MIT Media Lab. In addition, she has also attended artist residencies in Croatia, Iceland, and Hawaii, and is collaborating with the University of Miami on the Rescue a Reef program focused on coral reef restoration. A native of South Florida, Lizzy holds an MFA from Arizona State University.