It’s always exciting for me when local boutiques make it big! Amazing amounts of hard work and dedication go into creating a shop from the ground up. Opening those doors is like putting a little piece of yourself out for sale with the carefully selected merchandise. But brave entrepreneurs do it and sometimes the hard work pays off- it’s a success! St. Louis favorite Fun In The Sun Sports is a shining example of this kind of tenacity. Owner Nancy McGee had a hit on her hands with her Kirkwood store (click here) , so she opened a second location this fall in Chesterfield- 1654 Clarkson Rd 63017. “During the first couple years in Kirkwood, we recognized that many of our customers were traveling from Chesterfield, St. Charles and other Western suburbs to shop our unique brands, ” McGee said, “I thought a Chesterfield location could provide our coastal, preppy concept to those families West of 270.” Since debuting in October, Fun In The Sun has become a go-to destination for fans of big name lines like: Vineyard Vines, Johnnie-O, and Southern Tide.
Fun In The Sun Sports offers active wear for men, women and children. They carry a wide variety of tops, shorts, swimwear, accessories and of course, the iconic t-shirts you’ve been seeing all over town. “We support a casual, fun lifestyle and all of our brands offer such great colorful t-shirts”, says McGee, “Those are by far our best seller. Guys and gals of all ages love a bright new cheerful, soft tee!” They are so popular in fact, that Fun In The Sun now has “T-Shirt Tuesdays” where students of all ages, with a school i.d., can purchase a t-shirt at a 20% discount!
Students aren’t the only ones feeling the love at Fun In The Sun. McGee is also running “Mom Mondays”, with specials for the hardest working member of the household. “We see so many moms spoil everyone in their family except themselves, so we introduced “Mom Mondays” in order to encourage moms to try on our brands and treat themselves to something nice.” explains McGee, “If they try items on and make a purchase, they will enjoy a 15% discount on those items.” As an added bonus, moms can create a Mother’s Day wish list. When their family buys something from the list, they will enjoy the 15% discount on their purchase of gifts for Mom. Now that’s Hantastic!
Here’s a peek at what’s in store at Fun In The Sun Sports in Chesterfield:
Spring is here and summer is coming quickly behind- head out to Fun In The Sun sports on Clarkson or in downtown Kirkwood. You can also find them online at: www.funsunsports.com Happy shopping friends!