Check Out The Normal Brand’s Signature Athleisure Clothing at Its Clayton Pop-Up
Most St. Louisans sporting the eye-catching bear logo from local clothing company The Normal Brand bought their gear online. But with its temporary brick-and-mortar store in Colonial Marketplace on the border between Clayton and Ladue, The Normal Brand has given shoppers a hands-on opportunity to explore its collections.
In four short years, The Normal Brand has grown from a family enterprise with a few hats and shirts into a global fashion force with hundreds of products. Its founder, Jimmy Sansone, tapped into the athleisure niche with simple, well-made clothing that transitions easily from the office to the outdoors and back again. The items themselves—button-up shirts, henleys, fleece vests, chinos—are standard wardrobe building blocks. What sets them apart is the workmanship and the fabrics, like the company’s trademarked Puremeso, a signature blend of cotton, polyester and spandex that’s soft, breathable and durable.
Sansone runs the company with two of his nine siblings, brothers Conrad and Lan. In an industry where many longtime retailers are contracting, The Normal Brand is clearly optimistic. The fall collection was its biggest yet, expanding the casualwear items the company offers and featuring more fabric, trim and style options.
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Images courtesy of Carmen Troesser.