Flip Flop Shops—North America’s first retail chain exclusive to flip flops and sandals— just opened a franchise location in Greenwich Village at 61 E. 8th Street on the “Shoe Store Strip”.
Flip Flop Shops just sells flip flops, carrying leading brands, such as SANÜK, OluKai, Quiksilver, ROXY, Reef, Rainbow, Cobian, Hurley, and more.
Walking into a Flip Flop Shops you will find a beach theme, coconut suntan oil scent and walls covered entirely by flip flops.
Local shop owner, Dave Dequeljoe, served in the Navy for 9 years and entered the world of franchising by opening multiple massage salons. Dave developed his own clothing line, which lead him into the world of retail, and eventually Flip Flop Shops.
Once reserved only for poolside or beachwear, flip flops have become a huge phenomenon. Today, they have become the accepted footwear for almost anyone and are the top growth segment in the action sports lifestyle retail industry.