Having opened its first international store in London last spring, the new Aspen store is the company's first retail location in the U.S. outside the Pacific Northwest. Open to the public December 3, the shop will offer a mix of Filson signature luggage, leather accessories, apparel and iconic outerwear such as the 100-year-old Mackinaw Cruiser.
"Filson has been crafting durable goods for those who refuse to stay indoors since the Alaskan Gold Rush," said Filson CEOAlan Kirk. "There are few places in the world with a higher concentration of outdoor enthusiasts than Colorado. We look forward to being closer to our longtime customers in this state as well as the region's many international guests."
Filson's grand opening events will benefit Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Filson will donate 15 percent of all sales from a VIP grand opening as well as grand opening events on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 19th to ACES. In addition, ACES will offer guided complimentary snowshoe tours to guests at their grand opening events. Filson will also sponsor ACES popular Naturalist Nights presentations throughout the 2014 winter season.
"ACES is honored to have been chosen as a beneficiary for Filson's Aspen store grand opening," said ACES President Chris Lane. "Like ACES, Filson is committed to being stewards of our environment and connecting people to nature, thus instilling a responsibility in their clients to protect our natural resources for future generations. We welcome an environmentally responsible company such as Filson into our community."
The 900 square-foot store will be located at 402 S. Hunter Street in historic downtown Aspen. For information, call Filson at 970.925.7244 or visit Filson at www.Filson.com.
Established in 1897, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods for outdoor enthusiasts. Built upon a reputation for reliability, Filson is a favorite among fishermen and hunters, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who refuses to stay indoors. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and renowned for proprietary fabrics such as heavyweight Tin Cloth and warm Mackinaw Wool, Filson stands for the highest quality and most durable apparel and accessories. Filson was acquired by Bedrock Manufacturing in 2012. For more information, go to www.filson.com.
For more information on ACES see http://www.aspennature.org/
Photographs by Stacey Stewart