Tuesday 10 July 2012

Superga Is Soon To Be All About Cape Town

“ The Superga brand was born in 1913 and has since become part of Italian culture. Most Italians wear their first pair as children. The style has remained virtually unchanged since its debut on the shores of the Italian Riviera more than 75 years ago. This year, Superga turns 101 and still produces the finest quality canvas footwear in the world. After a century of producing traditional Italian classic shoes, Superga has rightfully taken its place as “The People’s Shoe of Italy”.

Superga relaunched in South Africa in 2004, and has quickly become one of the most powerful and well- loved footwear brands in the country.  In just eight years the brand has grown leaps and bounds and has become available in over 200 retailers nationwide including: Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. 

On the 30th of August 2012, Superga will open their first Cape Town based Concept Store in Canal Walk. The 90 square-meter space will carry all classic Supergas, including a variety of the latest colours and styles. The store will also stock some unique product including brand collaborations and limited edition styles.

The Canal Walk store is the third Superga concept store in South Africa, joining Rosebank & Sandton City in Johannesburg.  “We are thrilled to introduce a space where our Cape Town consumer can feel and understand the Superga brand. Canal Walk was strategically selected as we felt the mall appealed to a large market segment, as does our brand”, Craig Joseph, CFO.

Plan-it Design company has designed the space using contemporary aesthetics. The design uses simple, clean lines so as not to deter the eye from the colourful product. Signature Superga graphics will create the backdrop and a highly-polished, white porcelain floors will welcome you into a space of retail comfort. Custom designed freestanding swivel footwear display pods will be positioned within the floor space, providing an opportunity to change as merchandise and styles evolve from season to season.

The most recent addition of Superga concept store was the opening of SOHO, Manhattan, New York. Internationally, the brand has skyrocketed with Alexa Chung as the face of Superga for their 100YR Anniversary and the Olson twins being named Creative Directors of Superga USA. The launch of the Superga concept store (Canal Walk) will give customers an opportunity to enter a space in which they can explore the brand personality perfectly. “

From The Desk of: Janna Koppel

P.S Believe it or not I do not own, not even a single pair of Superga sneakers but a pair of acid neon yellow laces!

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