Back in September not only were we juggling our webstore as well as our new brick-n-mortar flagship location in Downingtown, PA but we were also in the process of opening a second outpost at worKS Kennett Square.
We've always loved the cute and artsy town of Kennett Square which also happens to be just as quirky as us with its annual "Mushroom Festival". When Tara over at worKS approached us with the opportunity to be part of a collaborative community of artisans & makers that we admired in a restored 1950s garage turned into a retail space it was a done deal.
This time last year we were just an online store and we were buried in the catacombs of the digital highway without any human interaction but now Pyknic is tangible. By visiting our retail spaces you can not only get a feel for our apparel and food lifestyle goods IRL (definition: in real life) but also get a grasp of the brand's culture.
This past year has been tremendous thanks to all of your support, whether locally, nationally, or across the globe. Martha and I can only hope we continue to grow our small business in 2017. We'd love to meet all of you so make sure to stop by one of our retail stores or one of the holiday markets we're part of this winter!
worKS: 432 S. Walnut St. Kennett Square, PA 19348
Open: Thursday from 4 - 7pm & Friday - Sunday from 11 - 5pm.
We're set to open our first store in good ole' Downingtown, next to the local favorite Station Taproom. After months of reconstruction and making the space Pyknic-tastic, we'll soon be selling all tees, tanks, socks, mugs, and more at our flagship spot.
We pulled out the rugs and grinded & stained the concrete to give the current finish. It makes the refurbished wooden desks (as seen below) stand out. Made by co-founder Stephen Thompson, the thick oak desks make the open space rustic and welcoming.
Putting those final touches throughout the space with scattered succulents, lightbulb fixtures, and tapestries, our flagship store is for anyone overworked and under-cafffeinated, or just, ya know, in need of a shopping break.
As you can see, the store has come a long way and we're ready to open it to the public of our favorite town. The vintage feel of the store and small town touches alongside our funky and trendy products will jive with anyone who stops in.
Our Donut Kill My Vibe Tee is also now available through one of our favorite retailers, Modcloth. It's hand printed using eco-friendly waterbased ink on a super comfy, vintage-inspired dolman tee. There's no better feeling than putting on an already broken-in tee with a print that you can't feel. Have you ever put on a stiff t-shirt with a print that feels like thick sandpaper? Yeah... you aren't getting that from us!
This fun donut t-shirt features a grim reaper, a box of donuts, and a "Donut Kill My Vibe" food pun. What else could you possibly want? Oh right, an actual box of donuts to accompany it. That part is on you!
Our "Camp Smore" women's t-shirt is now available at Modcloth.com. The tee is light heather grey with a more form-fitting body style. It's also a little longer than the shirts we typically offer but still has the same soft, comfy fabric and quality. Each one was hand printed using an eco-friendly printing process and inks as per usual. So ladies if you want to try a different body style tee, go get yours at Modcloth today!
We are proud to announce that Grit N Glory is now an official retailer of Pyknic. You can shop select tees of ours at their Lower East Side (LES) storefront on 186 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002. This includes our new Burritos or Bust Dolman and Muscle Tees as well as our Death Before Decaf Tee, both shown above. So if you're in New York City and need a quick Pyknic fix, head over to Grit N Glory now!