Who wouldn’t want weekends to last seven days? That’s the thinking behind Marine Layer’s eco-friendly and “absurdly soft” tees. This San Francisco-based company, founded in 2009, has its beginnings in a shirt thrown away by a girlfriend. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and from that action sprouted the seeds for founder Mike Natenshon as he set on his quest to create the ultimate soft-on-day-1 shirt. Forty-five stores later, Marine Layer has spread across the nation, timed perfectly with our desire for coziness after extended time at home made comfy clothing a must.
One of the higher-trafficked outdoor Marine Layer locations is at Ponce City Market in Atlanta. This shopping center boasts other in-demand brands like Lululemon, Reformation, and Buck Mason. Another popular location resides at 12South, a Nashville neighborhood spanning a half mile that includes walkable local businesses, bars, and bakeries. White Bison Coffee and Five Daughters Bakery are places to stop in for a bite while shopping. And in Boulder, Pearl St is another pedestrian-friendly venue for shoppers.
It’s clear that certain segments are attracted to Marine Layer’s offer - most notably Young Professionals in Atlanta and Boulder, who make up a quarter of the customers, as well as Ultra Wealthy Families across the board, particularly in Nashville where they comprise a fifth. There are a few clientele differences, such as the fact that Marine Layer draws Urban Low Income in Atlanta and more Sunset Boomers in Boulder.
Looking at the potential market for these three areas, we see some interesting patterns arise via Spatial.ai Followgraph. For instance, all three markets overindex in following the musical Hamilton, fitness brand Peloton, outdoor sporting goods store REI, and the confection Moon Pie. Regarding fashion brands, Tory Burch, J. Crew, Lululemon, Vineyard Vines, and Patagonia are popular too.