vineyard vines® Announces Further Retail Expansion

by Nate Hunter

Stamford, CT — Brothers Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs and co-founders of vineyard vines®, plan to open four new retail stores in November 2011, bringing the retailer’s total store count to 20.


Stamford, CT — Brothers Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs and co-founders of vineyard vines®, plan to open their newest retail stores in November 2011 in Hingham, Mass.; Plano, Texas; Richmond, Va.; and Short Hills, N.J.

“We are very excited to be expanding the retail side of our business,” says Ian Murray, CEO and co-founder. “We carefully evaluate our retail locations to make sure our growing fleet is positioned in the best areas for our customers.”

With these additions, vineyard vines will now have 20 retail locations across the country, including the previously announced Fashion Island store in Newport Beach, Calif. Slated to open in October 2011, the Fashion Island store marks the brand’s inaugural retail presence on the West Coast.

vineyard vines®, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented “the good life.” In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. The company currently has 15 freestanding stores in Boston; Charlotte, N.C.; Edgartown, Mass.; Greenwich, Conn.; Mashpee, Mass.; McLean, Va.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nantucket, Mass.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oak Bluffs, Mass.; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Southampton, N.Y.; The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Westport, Conn.



SOURCE: vineyard vines®

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