Ok, remember how the House of Swank got started, creating snarky merch, doing the festival thing, then doing the online thing, then the wholesale thing? Those times? Those were super-rad times, and hell yeah, we're going back to that.
By OCT 31, 2022, the House of Swank will have moved our operation to the new LOADING DOCK on Beryl Road. Honestly, I couldn't be happier. Why?
If you haven't noticed, it's been an absolute batshit crazy few years in downtown Raleigh (everywhere, really). Between COVID, riots, and all manner of other stuff, it's been a little...much. So we're taking control of our situation.
What's it All Mean, Man?
We'll have the retail shop open for the next 2 weeks, till about Oct 15th. Clearance rack / moving sale of course. After that we'll be staging most of our stuff at Loading Dock, while we get a temporary production space going at another spot for a few weeks while our permanent space is finished up. Lots of plates in the air on that dance. We'll be doing some festivals in October, and some pop-up shops at Loading Dock November and December once we get settled. More details later...
But Really, WTF?
What this really boils down is this. We're playing to our strengths (product development, online, wholesale, and events) and cutting waaaaaaay down on our overhead and other BS. Frankly, it's a quality of life thing too. I've been burning the candle at both ends, in the middle, and everywhere else for years. That's simply not sustainable, and really, not any fun. I wanna hang with my family more, and at the shop less. Less stress (maybe) and more radness. It's a good thing.
What about the employees?
My team kicks ass, so they're stuck with me. No changes there at all.
That's about it. I'll be getting the Clearance Racks pulled today, and we'll be having hella sales for the next couple of weeks till we're out to the Retail Shop at 119 E Hargett St, Raleigh. Come by and give us a high five and buy some swag.
Our new production spot will be right between Waffle House and Neomonde. If you have any liposuction recommendations, I'm all ears.
Yours in Swankness. Let's do this shit.