Faherty is a brand that has been around for 10 years but that we’ve seen accelerating its physical store footprint in the last few years. Evoking chill surf trips, family bonfires, and hikes in the great outdoors, this American brand invites you to cozy up in its sweaters, spend a Saturday riding the waves, or just all-out enjoy family time and making memories. Its locations span from east coast to west coast, with popular locations in Panama City Beach, New York City, Austin, Manhattan Beach, among others.
The appeal of this brand is such that it finds itself on the beach, in urban high streets, and suburban locations, indicating that it’s really more about the vibe. Not only that, the segments are quite varied in terms of who is shopping at Faherty (using PersonaLive segments). In Panama City Beach, we see largely Ultra Wealthy Families, Sunset Boomers, and Young Professionals. Meanwhile, in SoHo, Educated Urbanites and Young Urban Singles make up the lion’s share of the trade area. The Austin shopper profile is more similar to the Panama City Beach one, with the addition of Educated Urbanites as well. This intergenerational appeal is possibly rooted in the ethos of the brand with its focus on family, friends, and enjoying life’s moments.
One thing that these shoppers do have in common? High household incomes. Most of these shoppers come from households earning $150K+, with particularly high earners hailing from Greenwich, CT.
While the customers from Florida, New York, and Texas are geographically dispersed, they do share some commonalities: an above average propensity to be bubbly drinkers and wine drinkers, clearly in line with the brand’s positioning of celebratory moments. Customers in these three markets also consider themselves “Pilates People”, “Joggers,” and “Fitness Fans.” You will find Faherty devotees from all three of these markets at the spa, at the museum, or enjoying book clubs. And largely in keeping with Faherty’s sustainability promise, many of their customers consider themselves Environmental Activists.