Thursday, April 29, 2010

Summer in New England

What a great time of year!—golf season is upon us, boats are about to go back into the water, and Fourth of July BBQ plans are being sprinkled into casual conversation. At Smathers and Branson ®, we are working hard to make sure that you’ve got some great accessories for your spring/summer season. Our new line has already hit your local retailers and will be up on the web soon!

As mercury levels rise, many of New England’s stores are preparing for the heightened foot traffic that comes with seasonal visitors, sunburns, and smiling faces. Whether you are lucky enough to visit Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, or Maine, be sure to stop in and say hi to our friends along the way.

Murray’s Toggery on Nantucket is an institution. Founded in 1945 by the same family that runs it today, Murray’s has been clothing Nantucket locals and tourists alike for over 60 years. Not only did this store create the Nantucket Reds for which they’re famous, it also makes a habit of employing college students during the summer months to maintain a great balance between tradition and new blood. If you happen into Murray’s this summer, be sure to check out to check out their extensive selection of Castaway Clothing, founded by two of Philip Murray’s grandsons.

Just a short ferry ride from Nantucket is Martha’s Vineyard, where up and coming clothier North River Outfitters is quickly making a name for itself. With locations in Boston and Edgartown, NRO carries the entire line of Smathers and Branson needlepoint belts, needlepoint wallets, and needlepoint flasks. They also carry customized Smathers and Branson Vineyard and Boston belts that can only be found at NRO!

In Newport, Rhode Island, be sure to swing by Island Outfitters and pick up a belt fit for a day on the water! Newport has long been considered the top sailing destination on the East Coast, and Island Outfitters carries Smathers & Branson® products that would look great on any boat crew. When you’re back on dry land, the Island Outfitters Newport store on Thames Street is only a short walk from one of Smathers and Branson’s favorite deck bars – the Black Pearl.

Should you end up in the coastal town of Camden, Maine this summer, don’t miss the Smathers and Branson® selection at the Admiral’s Buttons. Whether you are in town for an August wedding or a 4th of July reunion, the staff at AB will have everything you need to make sure you are looking good.

Didn’t see your favorite store posted here? Have any suggestions to where we should be selling this summer? Want to see Smathers and Branson® products in your local pro shop? Let us know! There are too many great stores in New England to mention them all and we want your feedback! As always, be safe this season and remember anything else is just a waist.

1 comment:

  1. Great photo.. and great post. Love your products... very much!