As summer visitors depart, locals feel ready to revisit favorite shopping venues.
One such location, the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, has a new shop with the Aug. 1 opening of Roosters Sunglass.
The shop offers that very item: sunglasses.
“We cater to anyone and everyone who needs sunglasses, whether for a specific outdoor activity or for style,” said Kristin VanDeWalle through an email.
VanDeWalle serves as creative and marketing director for Roosters Sunglass.
The shop is part of Sanibel Sunglass Company, headquartered in Sanibel, Florida. The parent company selected Silver Sands for its “great people, sunny weather and active outdoor lifestyles that can benefit from our excellence in the sunglass industry,” VanDeWalle said.
Roosters Sunglass carries activity-specific brands such as Costa, Maui Jim, Oakley, Hobie and more; it also offers fashion brands like RayBan, Schwood, RioRay and Q/A. Children styles are available, too.
The staff receives training to help customers find the right sunglasses for the right purpose under store manager Diane Raburn.
Silvers Sands Premium Outlets does provide holiday hours; check its website for information.
LOCATION: 10676 Emerald Coast Parkway W., Suite 144, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Miramar Beach
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays
SILVER SANDS WEBSITE: www.premiumoutlets.com/silversands
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