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July 7, 2021

Hibbett Sports to open first boutique-style store in North Carolina

The retailer operates more than 1,070 Hibbett Sports and City Gear speciality stores across 35 US states.

US-based sports apparel retailer Hibbett Sports will open its first boutique-style store in Garner, North Carolina, this month.

Located in Garner Towne Square, the 4,200ft² store is set to open on 10 July.

The store offers newly released, exclusive and hard-to-find footwear, athletic apparel and equipment from leading brands, including Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Puma and Mitchell and Ness.

There are mannequins outfitted with curated fashion styles to inspire customers, as well as phone charging stations and other high-end amenities inside the store.

The store also offers allows customers to buy items online and pick them up in-store, reserve items online and pick them up in-store, have their orders delivered to the kerbside or have them shipped to the store.

A customer loyalty programme, Hibbett Rewards, is offered for loyal customers, as well as Klarna split payment options, a mobile app and text communication updates among other services.

Hibbett Sports district sales manager Gerald Frye said: “We are excited to open the first-ever Hibbett Sports in Garner and look forward to serving this community with our top-of-the-line brands and shoe launches such as Jordan and other signature footwear.”

Members of the public are invited to an opening party for the store on 10 July from 11am to 1pm. The event, to be held both in person and online, will feature door prizes and special promotions among other attractions.

Based in Birmingham, Hibbett Sports operates more than 1,070 own-brand and City Gear speciality stores across 35 US states.

Last month, the company opened a store in Richmond, California, its second in the so-called ‘Bay Area’.

The store, covering more than 5,000ft², features a boutique-style open-concept layout to highlight new releases and make it easy for customers to navigate.

During the first quarter of this year, the retailer posted a net sales increase of 87.8% to $506.9m, compared with the $269.8m recorded a year earlier.