Faith Skate Supply has serviced the Birmingham skateboarding scene since 1995. The grassroots, DIY vibe and their commitment to selling quality skateboard products, clothing and footwear have made Faith a mainstay in Birmingham. Now with skateboarding’s continued popularity, Faith is committed to finding safe places for their patrons to skate. Faith has proposed The Birmingham Skate Park Project in conjunction with A.Skate. A.Skate Foundation is a national nonprofit founded in Birmingham, which exposes children with autism to skateboarding as a social and therapeutic outlet similar to that of occupational therapy. A.Skate has established successful programs across the United States and in Ireland serving over 4,000 children with autism each year. Unfortunately, they have yet to be successful in the city it was founded upon due to the lack of resources. Currently, Faith and A.Skate are raising funds for a The Birmingham Skate Park Project and locating land needed to house the park. For more information: www.askate.org
Lululemon’s first real store opened in the beach area of Vancouver, BC called Kitsilano in November of 2000 and has grown to more than 250 stores worldwide including locations in Australia and Europe. All lululemon stores aim to become a community hub where people can learn and discuss the physical aspects of healthy living through activities like yoga, running and cycling; as well as the mental aspects of living a powerful life of possibilities. While lululemon is a yoga-inspired apparel company, the greatest focus has always been elevating the level of health in local communities by providing the components to live long, healthy and fun lives. Please visit our Birmingham location at 214 Summit Blvd. www.lululemon.com
Danielle Davis of Florida and Lindsay Lancaster of Kentucky met a decade ago while studying journalism at Samford University. After graduation, both married Alabama boys and decided to call Birmingham home. Combining their love for healthy and active lifestyles, with a zeal for fashion and music they set out to help women discover what makes them come alive. In 2010, Davis and Lancaster discovered Pure Barre and helped establish Pure Barre in Birmingham, with Homewood as the first Alabama location. In 2011 they found a third partner, Deanna Adams, and opened Pure Barre 280.Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre. By performing small isometric movements set to motivating music, it is the fastest, most effective way to change your body.Clothing sold at Pure Barre also reflects these ideals. Elegance and functionality go hand in hand with performance wear that easily crosses over into head turning lifestyle apparel.
Pure Barre Birmingham and Pure Barre 280 is more than a one-stop fitness shop, it is a community. www.purebarre.com
The Pants Store began as just that in downtown Leeds in 1950…a store that sold pants. But as the times and trends changed the evolution of the Pants Store took place and it became “MORE THAN JUST PANTS”! A family owned and operated business the Pants Store has grown from one location to five (Crestline, Leeds, Downtown Birmingham, Trussville and Tuscaloosa) and now carries Men’s, Women’s and Children’s apparel as well as shoes for the whole family. Our store stands out by providing exceptional customer service, as well as fashionable, quality clothing at reasonable prices. The Pants Store keeps many of the brand names you love in stock including Cole Haan, Antelope, Columbia, Seven For All Mankind, Mt. Khaki, Southern Marsh, Ugg, Frye, Hobo, Tulle, and so much more! www.pantsstore.com
Gus Mayer was founded in New Orleans in 1900. From a single store on Canal Street, the operation eventually grew to more than 20 stores across the country. During the 1970’s, the Gus Mayer stores were sold off individually. In 1975, the Pizitz family purchased the Birmingham, Alabama operation, and later bought the Nashville store. Gus Mayer of Birmingham moved to its new location in February 2011 and is one of the premiere shopping destinations of The Summit Lifestyle Center. Gus Mayer sells designer, contemporary, bridge clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry for women, as well as cosmetics, fragrances and gifts. These stores continue to flourish and are considered the leading designer specialty stores in Alabama and Tennessee.
Laura Kathryn is an exclusive women’s boutique located in Crestline Village. Dressing the city’s women for the past twenty years, it carries one of a kind items and select designer labels. Go in and you will find exquisite pieces by designers such as Alice + Olivia, Calleen Cordero, Cordani, Ella Moss, Frye, Joie, Rebecca Taylor, Shoshanna, Tibi, Velvet and Waverly Grey. We carry not only a large selection of womens clothing but also timeless jewelry, fabulous shoes, and beautiful handbags perfect for women of all ages. From teenagers to hip moms or college ladies to career women, at Laura Kathryn, we have the perfect items to satisfy any fashion craving.
Shaia’s is a men’s wear retailer in the finest sense of the tradition. More than a shop that sells suits, sportswear, shoes, accessories and formal wear; Shaia’s is a destination for camaraderie. A family-owned business where knowing personnel are at your service, eager to inform you on the traditions and rules of dressing well, then show you how to bend those rules to suit your personal style. Where the salespeople are professionals and approach their duties with care and flair. Where dressing well is the premise for coming in, but like the coffee houses or men’s clubs of old, one lingers for the news of the day and the exchange of ideas. It’s a mingling of generations, personalities and points of view where anyone can feel at home upon arrival, and will be well dressed upon departure.
Voted “Best Boutique” two years in a row by Birmingham Magazine readers, Soca Clothing offers women the latest fashions, an array of designer denim and a unique local shopping experience. With more than two thousand pairs of designer denim to choose from, Soca Clothing has a team of trained denim experts to help women of all ages find the perfect fit and style. Known for their outstanding customer service, Soca Clothing is the one-stop shop to buy everything you need to rock the latest fashions. From accessories and shoes to dresses and denim, this contemporary boutique offers the best collections in the fashion industry.
Just voted by Harpers Bazaar for the sixth year in a row as a style leader for the Top 100 boutiques in the USA. Theadora represents the vision of sisters Debbie Sarris Owen and DoraSarris Cothren. In 1994, the Birmingham Alabama natives aspired to expand the local retail scene by marketing lesser-known designers from around the globe. Today,their boutiques well edited selection of clothing and accessories attracts a loyal following of hipsters of all ages. It is a fitting homage to their grandmother, the original Theadora.
Vineyard Vines®, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented The Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold at the vineyard vines store at The Summit. We can be reached at 1-205-970-9758.
Marella is an evolving creation…we’re always on the lookout for the most exclusive brands and the latest styles to host in our full-service Mountain Brook Village boutique. Our mission is to dress the fashion-conscious, trendy Southern woman who likes the push the envelope just a bit without going too far overboard. At Marella, you’ll find Alice & Olivia, Big Buddha Handbags, EcoSkin, Jaloux, Milly, Rag & Bone, Spanx, T Los Angeles, Trina Turk, Velvet, Vince & and so much more. We cater to women who purchase staple pieces for their wardrobe each season that can be worn over-and-over again, much like European women do.