May 20, 2014 by Lauren Donnelly
Polarn O. Pyret is thrilled to be partnering with the new darling of the children’s shoe world, moccasin brand, Freshly Picked, for several Pop Up Store Events in the New York City area. We are hosting these events at our stores in Manhattan as well as in Greenwich, CT. The Freshly Picked Pop Up Stores will take place on
Polarn O. Pyret is convinced that a Freshly Picked moccasin is the perfect finish to a Polarn O. Pyret outfit. The colors and styling and functionality are absolutely in tune with our both our line of Best Basics as well as our limited edition fashion collections. There is nothing better than mixing and matching Polarn O. Pyret and Freshly Picked!
Freshly Picked was founded by the inspirational Susan Petersen in 2009. Susan was discontent with the inadequacy of design and selection of baby shoes for her two young children so she picked up some leather from a yard sale, put her innate talents to work, and used her son as a foot model. After experimenting with numerous designs, she finally found the right one, in fact, the perfect one judging by how quickly her brand has catapulted to the top of the charts for most sought after baby and toddler shoe.
Originally, Susan was working on a very modest budget but she wasn’t going to let that hold her back. Susan asked her brother, who owns a window installation company, to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses so she could recycle the aluminum frames. He agreed and she executed her plan and started Freshly Picked with the proceeds from the recycled window frames. Another big break came when Susan was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and secured fresh investment to move forward with the expansion of her brand and distribution of her product. Susan would love to share her experience with Shark Tank with customers at the Pop Up Stores — so don’t be afraid to ask! Freshly Picked designs have been featured in a wide variety of media, worn by an impressive group of celebrity kiddies and featured on innumerable blog and instagram posts.
Polarn O. Pyret has designed a special photo backdrop so that all Freshly Picked Pop up Store attendees can have a chance to snap a picture of Susan holding their baby as has become the tradition at these event!
What can one expect at one of these POP Up Sales?
Freshly Picked will have a variety of their classic and older colors, as well as some of their new spring line! They will be bringing a variety of different sizes, but most sizes will be in the 1-5 range.
All moccasins will be priced as they are online, $60. No Pre Orders.
They will not be bringing any of their clothing to the PO.P Up store, just moccasins!
Susan will be bringing her assistant Italia, her social media marketing assistant Caroline, and her designer Jenna to help out at the POP Up Sale. Susan and her colleagues LOVE NY and cannot wait for the Pop Up Shops with Polarn O. Pyret!
We hope you come out to our stores to check out a wonderful selection of Freshly Picked and coordinating Polarn O. Pyret outfits.
Polarn O. Pyret Upper West Side | May 27th
10AM – 2PM | 428 Columbus Ave at 81st Street, NYC, NY 212.201.1945
Polarn O. Pyret Tribeca | May 28th
10AM – 2PM | 200 Chambers Street NYC, NY 212.201.1944
Polarn O. Pyret Greenwich, CT | May 29th
10AM – 2PM | 243 Greenwich Ave Greenwich, CT 203.629.7677