With a splash, the new Sperry Top-Sider store has opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the BCBG Maxazria dress shop.
Manager David Meyer was on hand last week to explain, "This is our new `2.0-elevated' store design."
The brand, he said, "originated in Connecticut in 1935, however, this is our first retail store in the state, coming back to where it all began."
The store strives "to bring the feel and passion of the beach into our stores, it has that open beach-house feel, it integrates our new lifestyle brand clothing line that we are rolling out this year," Meyer said.
Sperry Top-Sider now has 37 specialty stores and 53 outlet stores throughout the U.S. The furniture and displays feature an antique salt-wash look. All the merchandising props are recycled vintage antiques. On the shelves, there is everything from lifestyle clothing, accessories, watches, sunglasses, bathing suits, hats scarves and shoes.
The Westport store has 10 employees on staff.
Sperry Top-Sider, 56 Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.sperrytopsider.com