Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Flip Flop Shops (that's the name of the company) is a Georgia-based company that sells, well, flip flops and other types of shoes, and they're making their way to Chicago, establishing their feet firmly in the midwest. Though there are over 160 Flip Flop Shops around the world, a small Orland Park outpost opened last week, according to Chicago Real Estate Daily. They will tailor their Chicago stores to house boots, slippers and other cold weather accoutrement during the winter months, but will remain first and foremost a great spot to grab those warm weather vacay staples: flip flops. The company plans to open other suburban stores in the next six to twelve months, but their ultimate plan is to vie for some prime retail space on the holy grail of shopping streets, Michigan Avenue. The company is possibly thinking Water Tower. Wherever they choose, though, we wish them luck, and hope that in the process they don't get...cold feet.
· Flip Flop Shops [Official Site]
· Flip Flop Retailer Gets Feet on the Ground in Chicago Area [Chicago Real Estate Daily]