This week on Warehouse 242 we are highlighting our DNA Footwear store in Williamsburg. Read more for an interview with the wonderful staff at DNA Williamsburg and for the entire week follow along on our Instagram for #DNAtakeover photos featuring the store, the staff and the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood.
What’s the most popular style that you have been selling this winter at the store?
The most popular styles for women in the winter has to be the Sorel boots and Sperry waterproof boots. Frye is also very popular particularly the Courtney Lace-Up Boot and the Veronica Short as well as Flora and the classic 1460W by Dr.Martens. For men, the most popular styles would have to be the 1000 mile boots by Wolverine and Iron ranger 8111 by Red Wing and of course the waterproof Palladiums.
What’s your favorite style that you carry at DNA Williamsburg?
Cheyenne (Stylist): Sidezip Boot by Rollie Nation
Juan (Floor Supervisor): Bonham Lace-up Ankle Boot By John Varvatos
Alexandra (Stock Associate): Jordy by Matisse
Jane (Key Holder): Frye Patty Artisan
Melissa (Stylist): Snobbish by Bed Stu
Iris (Stylist): Granny by Freebird
Samantha (Stylist): Gilberta by Schutz
What’s a typical customer like who comes to Williamsburg? Stylish? Family? Tourist?
We have customers coming from all over the world especially from France, Spain and Australia. Williamsburg’s popularity means it is now one of the biggest tourist attraction sites as the hipster neighborhood has so much to offer. The local customers who live around here are very stylish and they are always looking for a versatile shoe which they can go out in during the day or the evening. We also have a lot of parents who live around the neighborhood that are buying their babies shoes. We have very loyal customers!
What are your favorite things to do in the neighborhood? Restaurants, coffee, parks, concert places?
There are so many things to do in Williamsburg such as eat in the famous Thai restaurant SEA, grab a cup of coffee in Toby’s Estate, grab an authentic Brooklyn style pizza at Vinnie’s or go to a concert in Music Hall of Williamsburg. We also love to go thrift shopping to find amazing deals at Beacon’s Closet, Crossroads and Buffalo Exchange as well as taking walks by the waterfront park with the beautiful view of the city.
What do you think makes you different from the other DNA Footwear stores?
The difference between us and other DNA Footwear stores is that we cater to the Williamsburg neighborhood fashion. We know which styles would sell best in this location and we try our best to create a relationship with our local customers. Typically the salespeople always help the same customers that they have helped before.
Thank you so much DNA Williamsburg for the great interview! To visit the great staff at DNA Footwear Williamsburg stop by at 133 N 7th Street between 10am and 8pm every day.