Published: Monday, February 3, 2014
Updated: Monday, February 3, 2014 09:02
I enjoy putting my money into local businesses. Although this store started in Grand Forks, they are close neighbors, and their presence is more than welcome in Fargo.
Kittson opened in Fargo at 610 Main Avenue next to the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater in July with great success after its company decided to expand from Grand Forks and Bismarck to Fargo.
Each of their locations and their polished, updated website have been extremely successful. Recently, the store in Grand Forks moved to a larger site in part because of their success.
The Kittson customer ranges from the classy businesswoman to fun, edgy, younger adults, along with a wide range of ages.
The store was welcoming when I entered; I was immediately greeted at the door with a friendly “hello.” The decor is sleek and simple making a comfortable atmosphere where the clothing takes center stage. They have smart displays throughout the store with an array of clothing and accessories available.
I was surprised at the amount they were able to showcase in the store without it being crowded. An employee told me that in order to keep customers satisfied, they have items filter throughout the store consistently resulting in new merchandise every day.
Their price is extremely reasonable, ranging from $28 to $35 shirts and the most expensive items being coats. These costs are perfect for the fashionable college shopper.
The store is a family business started by a mother and daughter who figured they could operate a successful boutique retailer, and they were right.
Over the years, they have worked to create a three-store brand with a running website and informative social media coverage. When Kittson has deals or events, it will post about it on its Facebook page.
Visit downtown Fargo, and keep looking good NDSU!