Oros Apparel is opening its first brick and mortar store at 3530 N. Southport Avenue, in Chicago’s Southport Corridor area. This will be the company’s first brick-and-mortar, with plans to open more. Oros sells
The new clothing store will sit next to Claires, both of which replaced DAVIDsTEA and Very Best Cleaners. While Claire’s has already opened in this new location, the opening date for Oros is this Fall. The company opened a pop-up store in Lincoln Park in late January before ending at the end of March. Owners Michael Markesbery and Rithvik Venna first opened Oros in 2013 from Cincinnati. The duo of founders relocated the company in 2019 to its current location in Portland.
Oros maintains a significant online presence but has recently made moves to increase retail options throughout the country.
The company takes pride in using Aerogel, a NASA-developed technology, and SOLARCORE to provide the ultimate warmth in its clothes. This technology creates a brand of clothing for both men and women that is ideal for outdoor activity.
When the new storefront opens, guests will find clothing perfect for any outdoor activity, with options such as beanies, gloves, outerwear, bottoms, and tees.
“If you look at a geographic map of our sales over the last two years, the second-largest volume city would be Chicago,” Oros said.