Unbelievable brick-and-mortar hits Southern California !!!

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Unbelievable brick-and-mortar hits Southern California !!!

Post by Damon Stathatos » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:42 pm

I am very proud to announce the opening of our newest concept store, The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats, in Pasadena, California. Stats, a family owned and operated business of over 50 years, has been primarily engaged in home decorative and seasonal merchandise. The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats was created in an effort to bring a more varied and diverse product and industry mix into our current offerings. Located in the heart of ‘Old Town’ Pasadena, one of Southern California’s most prestigious and sought after retail destinations, our Old Town Shaving will rightfully be in place and just alongside internationally notable establishments such as Tiffany, The Apple Store, and Sur La Table, as well as a vast and eclectic assortment of unique and homespun artisan and unique establishments in our area.

The ‘Old Town Shaving’ concept, an ongoing project spanning the past eight months, has been created with the vision of building the largest and most complete brick-and-mortar shaving store in the country, and perhaps even the world. It is our intention to be referred to and talked about in the same manner and conversations of Pasteur Pharmacy in New York, Merz Apothecary in Chicago, as well as all of the major houses in London and elsewhere abroad.

Although we have given Old Town Shaving its own separate store-front, utilizing a heretofore unused entrance of one of our three connected buildings (a building which dates back to 1890), Old Town Shaving has been built as an adjunct to our existing business which will give us the ability to expand or contract the size and scope of this concept as we see fit. Due to the highly seasonal nature of our primary business and with us now heading into the heavy sales period of this forth quarter, we have been able to only devote approximately 1,000 (of our 32,000) sq. ft. of space to our project initially. However, immediately following the forth quarter we plan on expanding, possibly doubling or even tripling the size and scope of this concept. Much will have to do with the reception and enthusiasm generated during our beginning periods of operation. Although our initial concept only includes our brick-and-mortar operation, an internet component may be soon to follow.

And so, without further ado, I’d like to present to you…The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats…

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Our display window...
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Walking through the front doors...
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and through the connecting door from the main Stats area...
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A view of our 'hardware' display cases on the wall...
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Our in-shop barber chair (we also have one in the display window outside...
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Trumper, Taylor, MDC, Castle Forbes...
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Rooney...
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Harris, Razorock, Speick, Proraso, Cella...
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Above The Tie...
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Penhaligon's and Floris...
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Harris brushes...
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Our bay rum section and Cyril Salter. Also, our 'artisan' corners featuring Mystic Waters,
Queen Charlotte, Al's Shaving, and Pannacrema...
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Merkur...
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Cologne and aftershave testers...
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Razor and brush sets...
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GFT brushes...
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Dovo straights...
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Thuya wood soap containers ala Plisson / Joris...
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Our exclusive line of cocobolo brushes (lower shelves)...
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Individual packages of blades...
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and more...
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Penhaligon's testers...
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Dovo straight accessories...
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Vintage...
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and finally, a long shot of our entire building...
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The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats is excited to welcome one and all to our new store and we also invite you to check out our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/OldTownShaving
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Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:13 pm

Wow. Simply wow.

Good luck in this venture!

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Post by GA Russell » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Congratulations Damon!

It's so great to see someone go first class!
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Post by Whistler » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Oh my!

Best of luck.
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Post by Nitrox » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm impressed. Nice top notch products.........and lots of them.
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Why couldn't you be on this side of the continent? Beautiful looking shop. Best of luck with the business.
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Post by Baloosh » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:30 pm

MdC in the States! If we call your location can you do mail order until the Internet business is up and running?

Good luck - definitely looks like a one-stop shop!
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Post by Squire » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:47 am

Quite an impressive array Damon.
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Post by jww » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:50 am

drmoss_ca wrote:Wow. Simply wow.

Good luck in this venture!

Chris
Chris took the words right out of my mouth. A gorgeous and true tribute to days gone by for sure. Some of your store fixtures are reminiscent of The Rose Apothecary in Howarth and Leeds. Best of luck --- franchise and open stores elsehwere..... :wink:
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Post by fallingwickets » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:31 am

ditto on all the sentiments already expressed, but this one especially:
Why couldn't you be on this side of the continent?
:D :D

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Post by Bob in TX » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:43 am

Great looking shop! Well done and best of luck!!!

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Post by Damon Stathatos » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:36 pm

Baloosh wrote:MdC in the States! If we call your location can you do mail order until the Internet business is up and running?...
Thanks to all of your for your enthusiasm and good wishes. Truthfully, I posted this more as a 'news flash' rather than a solicitation. You have a wonderful community on this forum of shaving enthusiasts who are more concerned about sharing experiences and ideas, and learning and teaching, and everything that goes along with the passion and the ensuing discovery process.

I'd be happy to send MDC to any SMF member here for an SMF exclusive offer...$35 plus actual shipping.

I'd ask anyone interested to first go over to Facebook and 'Like me,' whatever that means, and then send me a PM here at SMF with your shipping address and I'll get you a delivered price. The Facebook address is at the bottom of my original post. And actually, if you don't 'do' Facebook, no problem, just send me the PM.

Thanks again and happy shaving to one and all.
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Post by Teiste » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Thats an imprevise store , sir.
Good luck with your quest and hope to stop by on my next trip to So Cal.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:39 pm

Damon, if I did Facebook I'd "Like" you in a heartbeat. That turned out simply fantastic.
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Or find it here: Italian Barber, West Coast Shaving, Barclay Crocker, The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats, Maggard Razors; Leavitt & Peirce, Harvard Square

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Post by fallingwickets » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:50 am

point 1....thats an incredible price for mdc. the girl im dating just came back from paris with a jar for me and she paid more than that

point 2.....social networking thought....please consider a presence on g+

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Post by greyhawk » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:30 pm

Well! I'm sure glad I live in SoCal...I shall be paying you a visit! (or two) :P

It's fantastic to have a resource like this in Los Angeles. Best wishes for much success.

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Post by CMur12 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:36 pm

Damon, your shop is simply amazing - really impressive! I wish you great success, and if I ever make it down to Southern California, I would love to come in and browse.

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Post by setldown » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:47 am

Good luck with your new venture.

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Post by ichabod » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:33 am

Wow.
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Post by jww » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:53 am

fallingwickets wrote:....social networking thought....please consider a presence on g+

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