WSS is an urban specialty footwear retailer in the U.S. that was founded in 1984 in California. The company has 70 stores in California and Nevada and is currently expanding into Arizona and Texas. Velocity Retail Group’s Darren Pitts and Andy Kroot represent WSS in their Arizona expansion this month with one new store opening in Mesa and two stores opening in Phoenix. Each of the stores range in size from 10,000 – 12,000 square feet.
“WSS is continuing its corporate growth plan to expand our concept into new communities. Phoenix is a dynamic market, where our customer base has a strong following. We are looking forward to bringing our excellent selection of product for the entire family, and strong customer service reputation to the Phoenix area,” said Roderic Aiken, WSS vice president of marketing.
The first store recently opened in the Mesa Ranch shopping center on the northwest corner of Southern and Stapley. The store is 12,000 square feet and will be in the former Shoe Carnival location.
A second location will be located at 3949 E. Thomas Road, in the former Fresh Start Treasures building. The 10,200 square foot store is project to open November 20, 2015.
A third location is slated to open at Desert Sky Esplanade at the northwest corner of McDowell Road and 75th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. The 12,120 SF store will be in the former Shoe Carnival location and is also expected to open on November 20, 2015.