Hanging at the Mall June 01, 2015 11:31


The Wander Pop Up Shop has been open for business at The Mall at Rockingham Park for just over a week now. I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the shop, since Wander is a new business and all of the others stores in the mall are well-recognized brands. But overall I have to say the shoppers and employees at Rockingham are the nicest people!

Many of them have commented on how refreshing it is to have a store focusing on American made goods in the mall. They have also loved being able to learn a little bit about the makers, which makes me smile.

One of the younger customers wrote me this note on Saturday, which made me want to hug everyone in the shop. And I'm not a hugger.

And then on Friday a very sweet husband came in and bought a few things as a gift for his wife. The next day he brought her in to the shop to check it out for herself. As they left she high-fived him for finding something "cool". Launching Wander has taken a lot of long hours and hard work. To see something like that is so rewarding. 

When I was a teenager I used to work at the mall (shout out to the Auburn Mall American Eagle), and I have to say, with the exception of crop top fashion and the decline of Orange Julius' popularity, not much has changed. It's totally taking me back. 

The Pop Up Shop is open for one more week. Hours are Wednesday (6/3) through Saturday (6/6) 10 - 9 and Sunday (6/7) 11-6. Come and check it out yourself!