NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, STADIUM GOODS officially ushers in the next generation of consumer retail with the unveiling of stadiumgoods.com, offering sneaker enthusiasts around the world the most premium, innovative and customer service-focused approach to buying and selling highly coveted footwear, apparel and lifestyle goods. Providing an unmatched level of customer service to the massive billion-dollar sneaker resale industry, Stadium Goods is the brainchild of co-founders John McPheters and Jed Stiller, who pulled from their e-commerce, venture capital and hospitality backgrounds to bring both buyers and sellers an impeccable online marketplace as well as a brick and mortar shop in the hotbed of Manhattan's retail scene.
"Sneaker culture is more than just a multi-billion dollar business, it's a serious passion for generations of consumers. We share that passion and want to innovate the way consumers buy and sell coveted sneakers, apparel and goods—making both experiences more efficient, friendly, and interactive. From day one, we will have a direct line to our customers and consignors, addressing their needs in real time, both in-store and online," says John McPheters, Stadium Goods Co-Founder and CEO.
Joining the Stadium Goods team as Chief Marketing Officer is an industry powerhouse, Yu-Ming Wu. As the creator of SneakerNews.Com and the nation-wide footwear convention SneakerCon, Wu has built two of the most successful outlets in sneaker culture. Stadium Goods is Wu's first foray into retail, perfecting the company's aesthetic and branding. Equally notable are Stadium Good's site design by Gin Lane media (Harrys.com,Reformation.com,SweetGreen.com) and store designs by Jorge Porta (formerly of Mark Zeff Design). Collectively, all of these design leaders have collaborated to create a marketplace that matches the passion of the true sneaker/apparel enthusiast.
Bringing together one of the greatest collections of sneakers ever amassed, Stadium Goods will offer an incredible inventory of sought-after sneakers, as well as coveted lifestyle apparel from brands such as Nike, adidas, Jordan, SUPREME, Converse, Asics - all authenticated, from limited-edition collectibles to timeless classics.
Stadium Goods Innovations:
- Best-in-class customer service
- Massive selection of rare and sought-after footwear and apparel
- Brick & mortar flagship retail store in the heart of SoHo
- Premium desktop and mobile-enabled e-commerce
- Online purchase with in-store pick-up option
- Dedicated consignment location for authentication and drop-off
- Online scheduling for consignment appointments
- Online hub for remote consignment support
- Premium website and store aesthetics
- Concierge service for VIP customers
Stadium Goods Retail
Bringing the e-commerce site to life, Stadium Goods will simultaneously open a flagship retail store in the heart of SoHo — presenting best in class retailing and customer service for both buyers and sellers.
For sellers, the Stadium Goods Market Center is a separate and fully staffed authentication and intake depot for consumers looking to list curated new and unworn sneakers and apparel. Located at 305 Canal Street, the Stadium Goods Market Center will offer the most innovative approach to retail commerce, establishing separate locations for both buyers and sellers, an online communication portal and much more.
For buyers, the Stadium Goods Retail Store at 47 Howard Street will house an extensive array of desirable sneakers in a truly unique and unfiltered retail experience. Pushing the boundaries of the direct to consumer channel, footwear enthusiasts will discover the most treasured footwear showcased in a modern and luxurious shopping environment.
In perfect partnership with each other, the Stadium Goods Market Center and Stadium Goods Retail Store boast over 3,000 square feet of retail space and will serve as the premier destination in New York City for the business of buying and selling sneakers, focusing primary on providing the utmost level of customer service and ultimate selection of coveted sneakers ever compiled.
The Stadium Goods Market Center will open on Monday, October 12th and will operate 7 days a week, from 12:00PM to 8:00PM. The Stadium Goods Retail Store will open on Friday, October 16, 2015, 7 days a week, from 12:00PM to 8:00PM.
Stadium Goods Market Center, 305 Canal Street, New York, New York, 10013
Stadium Goods Retail Store, 47 Howard Street, New York, New York, 10013
About Stadium Goods
Stadium Goods is a fully mobile enabled multi-channel, e-commerce + brick & mortar marketplace selling only the most sought after footwear, apparel and other hard-to-find items. Stadium Goods addresses the need for a more service-oriented focus within the sneaker/street wear resale space, while also increasing the efficiency of connecting buyers and sellers. Today, Stadium Goods includes flagship retail and market drop-off locations, global e-commerce and the largest assortment of coveted footwear ever compiled. For more information, please visit: stadiumgoods.com
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