From our previous post, Dr. Martens is opening at 3452 N. Southport Avenue on March 26, 2021.
“Dr. Martens is pleased to announce the opening of its latest retail location on Southport Ave. in Chicago, IL. The opening marks the 34th US retail location for Dr. Martens and it’s third in Chicago.
Southport Corridor is a neighborhood in the community area of Lakeview, Chicago. Southport Corridor is home to restaurants and neighborhood bars and pubs. The neighborhood is known for its one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques and stylish vibe.
Reflecting the sense of craft involved in the making of Dr. Martens boots and shoes, all fittings used in the store are authentic and durable. Customers can shop a wide range of boots, shoes and accessories.\”
THE DR. MARTENS STORE
Store address: 3452 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM | Sunday, 11AM – 6PM
About Dr. Martens:
The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on the 1st April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.
Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.
The simple silhouette allows people to customize each pair; whilst on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.
The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made In England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and a process that hasn’t changed since our first pair six decades ago.