Sliding into the holiday season at Market Street is iconic sports gear and leisure wear store, Sun & Ski. From hiking Kilimanjaro, skiing down the Swiss Alps, swimming the Great Barrier Reef to even having a leisurely day around the Woodlands, Sun & Ski is always ready for your next adventure! Come visit their pop-up and read below to learn more about this legendary store!
Why did you want to pop up at Market Street?
Market Street is a premier shopping center right where a lot of customers live. The visibility alone is worth setting up shop closer to our customers when they need us most – during December and January.
We heard that Sun & Ski takes all of its employees on a ski trip once a year. Where did you go this year and what was your favorite store or restaurant you ate at?
The company actually takes several of the staff and managers from each store and this year we got to ski in Keystone, CO and lodge a few miles away in the lovely town of Vail. It sounds crazy but my favorite restaurant was in Vail – Moe’s Original Bar B Q. What can I say – I am a Texas girl and although this was Alabama style barbecue it was delish!
What are your top sellers at Sun & Ski during the Christmas holiday?
The hot ticket items this year have been The North Face and Patagonia sportswear with their functionality as well as stylish patterns. True Grit and Dylan soft fleece pullovers and vests have also been very fast movers.
Is this your first pop up shop you’ve done? Do you see pop-ups as the future of retail?
Yes and no. This is the first real pop-up shop we’ve opened at a popular venue like this, but we’ve always had mini pop-up shops at sporting events that we participate in and sponsor, such as the MS150 and Houston Marathon Expo. Pop-ups are definitely an avenue that retailers should take more often especially during busy times like Christmas and Back to School.
Many people think of Sun & Ski as only outdoor clothing and sportswear, but you guys have been introducing new everyday clothing and lifestyle pieces! Tell us about that.
We sure have! While for the most part we’ve been known for winter goods and sportswear, we’ve recently begun to expand our year-long selection of casual and everyday pieces for men and women. Our goal is to offer outstanding service and a product selection that appeals to the needs of our customers all year long.