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Alaskan Outfitter Filson Opens Midtown Location

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Filson Michelle & Chris Gerard

The rugged outdoorsmen of Detroit have a new place to shop in Midtown.

Filson, the Seattle-based manufacturer and outfitter, opens its doors to its first Michigan store in Midtown Detroit today. The new store is on the same block as Shinola, Third Man Records, Jolly Pumpkin, and RunDetroit.

Founded by C.C. Filson in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed out on the Klondike Gold Rush, they became part of the same family of companies as Shinola in 2012. The Detroit store is Filson’s tenth retail store and they hope to open another 10-20 stores in the next two years.

"We know the people of Michigan and Detroit have a passion for being outdoors in every season," said Filson president Gray Madden. "We’ve been outfitting Michigan residents for years through our catalogs and website, and are proud to be opening a store here."

The 1,100-square-foot store features Filson’s "unfailing goods", which include apparel, bags, and accessories. Their apparel line in the Midtown location is mainly a men's line, with limited women's selections, which they plan on expanding later this year.

Filson will be open this weekend, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, with live music and more between 1 - 4 p.m.