Habitat

Habitat sells shoes. We think pretty cool shoes, actually. You won’t see a gajillion brands and styles on this site. That’s not the point of why this store exist. This […]

Habitat sells shoes. We think pretty cool shoes, actually. You won’t see a gajillion brands and styles on this site. That’s not the point of why this store exist. This is what John, the guy behind Habitat, has told us to explain more about the store.

Since when habitat is online and how all the things started?
Habitat began in 2005 with a store location in Kansas City, MO and the global online presence. Habitat was created because the owners felt there was a great need for a small, independent fashion forward and European shoe store in the local area, as well as a savvy web destination. Basically, our mission is to hand pick the shoes we like from some of our favorite designers. We see thousands of shoes each year. We focus on color, materials, production and of course, design. We are a very design driven store, not just in our footwear and other merchandise, but the furniture we choose, the print material that supports our store, and the overall shopping experience either in our store or online.

Which customer do you would to attract? which are your favourite brands?
It seems like customers either understand our product, or they don’t. We attract both a young and older customer, one who appreciates design, function and color and who definitely want to stand apart from everyone else. Our core customers show off their own personal style with confidence. Some of our favorite brands: Loeffler Randall – UK, Chie Mihara – Spain, Coclico – Spain, Farylrobin – USA, J Shoes – UK, PF Flyers – USA, F-Troupe – UK, Puma Black Label – Italy, Camper – Spain, Tretorn – Sweden

Tell us some fresh news about habitat… new releases or promotions?
We just opened our new location in Kansas City. The new space is beautiful and we are excited about our expanded product offerings. We just received some special holiday Creative Recreation sneakers for men that are sweet, that will be online very soon. New brands that we are announcing for Spring 2009: Schmoove, Swear and Sneaky Steve for men. We will be one of a few retailers worldwide that will be offering a limited edition men’s shoe collaboration with UK based J Shoes and Los Angeles based culture magazine Metro.Pop. The shoe is sick, but I don’t want to give away any details yet. We may be the only people selling it online when it comes available.

Angelo Superti

Editor in chief e fondatore di Polkadot. Curioso e appassionato, da sempre spett-attore dell'eterno duello tra razionalità e creatività, tra idee e limiti di tempo. Non inizia la giornata senza un cappuccino, non la termina senza un'occhiata ai suoi feed rss.

Potrebbero Interessarti

Innovations for customer service at next edition of MAPIC Cannes

Technology innovation is now an integral part of the evolution of retail real estate. It is helping enhance customer service and boost the attraction of shopping venues. It will be […]

Aeré Store

Ha aperto i battenti a Milano Aeré Store, uno spazio dedicato alla moda indie di alto livello. Nato dalla mente di Azhar Safinova, che ha lanciato prima l’e-store aere-store.com, lo spazio […]

ROOTS Milano, tattoo shop & hair dresser: a place to be.

ROOTS Milano è un nuovo format in Italia nato dalla collaborazione di alcuni amici, che hanno deciso di combinare tattoo shop e hair dresser, un locale curato nei minimi particolari […]

Ultimi Articoli

DESIGN

FRAMOUR eyewear

FRAMOUR eyewear è il brand di occhiali da sole e da vista nato da un’esigenza: trovare degli occhiali da sole eleganti che non costino un occhio della testa. L’esigenza è quella di Filippo e Riccardo, fratelli, che proprio col nome Framour vogliono comunicare il loro amore per gli occhiali da sole: frame + amour (per quel tocco d’eleganza francese).

BARCELONA

Barcelona – The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Alla scoperta delle luci, suoni e sapori che la città catalana ha da offrire

FASHION

Waxman Brothers SS18

Nuove fantasie per l’estate

Top