Flip flop shops, opening Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover, promises the latest styles of both flip flops and other casual footwear. It’s the second franchised location for owners Chris Kirley (size 10), Fran Kirley (size 11), and Dave Brindza (size 8).
The owners believe flip flops have become part of the global youth uniform and an option that’s grown more accepted beyond the pool or beach. “My goal is to make finding the perfect pair a breeze, any time of the year,” said shop owner Chris Kirley. “Flip flops are an extension of who I am and my laid back lifestyle.”
Shoppers can choose from hottest brands such as Olukai, Cobian, Quicksilver, Roxy, Reef, Sunuk, Havianas and many more. The 100 store chain founded in 2004 has another 150 shops in the development pipeline globally. Currently one of the fastest growing retail chains in North America, Flip Flop Shops began franchising in 2008 and has locations in the US, Canada, The Caribbean, South Africa and the Middle East.