CALIA by Carrie Underwood opened certainly one of its first three pop-up retail shops on Wednesday in Nashville, a location Underwood stated is greater than becoming for her girls’s activewear model.
“Nashville is my residence,” Underwood, the model’s lead designer, stated.
CALIA, a collaboration with Dick’s Sporting Items, launched its first collection in 2015 and is obtainable in Dick’s Sporting Items shops all through the nation. This fall, CALIA’s staff rolled out brand-specific pop-up retailers in Nashville, Austin, and Santa Monica in celebration of the model’s fifth anniversary. The retail areas will likely be open from Oct. 28 by way of Dec. 31.
The announcement comes after a profitable awards season for Underwood, who introduced residence her 21st and 22nd CMT Music Awards for Feminine Video and Video of the 12 months on Oct. 21, and gained her third ACM Entertainer of the Year Award in September. Underwood can also be nominated for Feminine Vocalist of the 12 months and Entertainer of the 12 months within the upcoming CMA Awards to be introduced Nov. 11.
CALIA is Underwood’s reply to a niche she noticed in modern but sensible exercise garments for girls, according to the company’s website. She stated the model has constructed a robust fan base in Nashville, Austin and Santa Monica, and the pop-up retailers lengthen the enjoyable and supply a bodily debut of CALIA’s recently-released fall and winter assortment.
“I form of needed to make it a bit simpler for folks to buy and create a enjoyable house for them to return and see what we have happening,” Underwood stated. “I’ll most likely be visiting the (Nashville) pop-up store in some unspecified time in the future myself, simply because it is enjoyable.”
Not like Austin and Santa Monica’s stationary shops, Nashville’s pop-up location will take a cell strategy, beginning at The Mall at Inexperienced Hills and shifting by way of different Music Metropolis sizzling spots to go to a number of of Nashville’s “many cool locations,” Underwood stated.
Future Nashville areas have but to be introduced. Clients can contact the Nashville retailer at (615) 988-4553 for retailer hours. All CALIA pop-up shops will bear deep cleansing day by day, and prospects and staff are required to put on masks and observe social distancing.
CALIA merchandise additionally stay obtainable at Dick’s Sporting Items shops, dicks.com, and calia.com.
Fall and winter assortment
“This yr, it is all in regards to the textures,” Underwood stated. “Whenever you consider fall, to me, you simply take into consideration crunchy leaves, and you consider gentle outer layers.”
With extra folks searching for out of doors actions this yr in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Underwood stated CALIA paid shut consideration to particulars, like jackets that zip a number of inches as much as shield the neck for heat and pockets for mothers like herself to hold telephones and necessities hands-free whereas on the go along with their youngsters.
“Individuals are getting out they usually’re exploring parks and issues like that,” Underwood stated. “They’re getting their children out … that is one factor I realized all through this complete yr. It is like, ‘What am I going to do with my children? Let’s go outdoors.'”
This season’s assortment focuses on gentle supplies for bundling up, along with textural components. Underwood pointed to the lime-hued CALIA On a regular basis Knit Quilted Shell Jacket she wore for instance of the model’s textures for fall and winter.
The gathering and the introduction of CALIA’s pop-up shops are only a few of Underwood’s achievements throughout what has been a tumultuous yr.
Underwood launched her New York Instances best-selling guide, “Discover Your Path,” in March, along with her health app, Fit52. Her first Christmas album, “My Reward,” debuted in late September, topping the Billboard Nation, Christian and Vacation charts in its first week.
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She stated 2020 has been a yr of defining her targets and discovering new methods to attain them throughout the pandemic, normally with slightly assist from Zoom for CALIA’s design approval conferences and different initiatives.
“No matter it’s in life, you determine what your targets are, after which you have to determine how you can get there,” Underwood stated. “That is what this yr has been all about, and that is what I like about so many issues that I do. Our motto with CALIA is ‘Keep the Path’ … you may need to bob and weave slightly bit, however simply at all times determine how you can maintain shifting ahead and achieve your targets.”
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