February 10, 2021-Temecula California.
As luck would have it, we received a press invitation from Flip Flop Shops Temecula. We noticed the ongoing construction during the past few months right next door to the Lazy Dog, but could not tell what was going in.
It turns out that the first Flip Flop Shops location in the Inland Empire, went in right here in Temecula. The Promenade Mall to be exact, and boy was the place flipping and flopping last night.
The Grand Opening Celebrations kicked off at 5PM, with a blessing from Father Gregory Elder from St. Martha’s Catholic Church. The shop was packed with new customers and friends of the owners. It was a very nice and heart felt blessing. A real nice way to kick off a store opening.
If you are not familiar with this retailer, they are known for bringing the beach lifestyle to communities throughout North America. They exist to be the premier curator of beach, surf, and relaxation footwear. The retailer currently works with 80+ brands to bring the best footwear in the industry all in one easy to shop location.
Some of their brands include: Reef, Olukai, Hey Dude, Birkenstock, Crocs, Flojos, Oofos, and Cobian just to name a few.
Although the place was hopping while we were there, we got a chance to speak to the General Manager Jakob Brimmer. Brimmer chuckled and said “I thought about having my head examined opening a Flip Flop Shop during a pandemic” but I knew it was necessary for this area.
Jakob said market research along with the huge sales increase at other locations showed the upward demand for consumers to dress down, especially in Southern California. Guys are working in jeans and shorts and most women are wearing Yoga pants.
Although we were there to cover the Grand Opening, we could not help to jump in the fun. Our crew had to purchase the new Reef Flip Flops. In fact, we kicked off our shoes and wore our new Flip Flops out the door.
We reached back out to Jakob this morning to thank him for the Press invite. He said they stayed open after hours last night and sold out of many styles already but he said don’t worry, they are expecting a huge shipment this morning already.
No matter where you are, stop by a Flip Flop Shops and find a little bit of the beach lifestyle.
Congratulations Flip Flop Shops Temecula! You are off to a real Flippin great start.
Go check this place out, it ‘s a great vibe!
Flip Flop Shops Temecula
40754 Winchester Road, Suite 300 (Next to Lazy Dog)