Converse opens its 1st mall based retail store in Garden State Plaza, NJ

New Converse Retail Space Opens on May 5th in Garden State Plaza, New Jersey. 

Celebrating the global brand’s creative spirit, the newest Converse store location proudly highlights its diverse product offerings and brings its pioneering spirit and innovation in style and self-expression to life.

The Westfield Garden State Plaza mall location will open to the public on Saturday, May 5th and debut a 4,500 square foot store design that evokes the sport and rock ‘n roll heritage of Converse. The store will feature a Converse Customization “Ink Bar”, where customers will have an opportunity to showcase their creative spirit and design one-of-a-kind footwear, apparel and accessories. Pinstripe Sport had a chance to test out the Ink Bar and it’s amazing how fast the turn around is getting your shirt, hoodie or sneaker custom designed.

“We are excited to open our very first mall-based platform in Westfield Garden State Plaza, and the largest in New Jersey,” said Jim Calhoun, President and Chief Executive Officer, Converse. “Converse hopes to give consumers an opportunity to spark creativity with our Converse Customization in-store programming. We look forward to sharing the Converse spirit of originality and innovation with the New Jersey community.”

Our favorite part of the store is The Converse Customization Experience and the open stockroom window in the back of the store that allows customers to walk up to a sales rep, who is always stationed there to take your size and order for whichever sneaker you want so you can just grab it, pay for it and be on your way.