2016: A BAGGINS YEAR IN REVIEW
Much of our excitement centered on all of the cool things happening with each of the stellar brands we carry. Vans, Converse, Stance, and Herschel all kept on pumping out the goods in 2016, which made our job of pleasing you guys that much easier.
First off, a look at what Vans was up to in 2016:
Vans Had a Busy Year
The year marked an exciting time for Vans as the iconic shoe brand reached its milestone 50th anniversary. It celebrated by hosting huge events on a world-wide stage, and also released the Vans 50th Anniversary Collection, which features gold-flecked re-vamps of its old school styles, like the Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue (50th) Black/Gold.
Around the same time, Vans was also hard at work debuting its collaboration with Nintendo and presenting the Vans Nintendo line. In this exclusive partnership with Nintendo, Vans became the only shoe brand around that allows North American fans to rock their NES devotion with their footwear. It was immensely popular at Baggins, but we were fully prepared for the demand, meaning we still have some stock left.
Converse Also Had a Solid Year
Converse also had a big year in 2016, but this should come as no surprise as the brand is constantly pumping out new kicks in all sorts of new seasonal colours and patterns. Amongst our favourites in 2016 were the pretty colours of the 2016 Chuck II Spring Line, as seen here with the Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Top Bordeaux/White.
And of course we loved the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Collection, whose release was timed perfectly to celebrate 40 years of punk music. The line includes the iconic Sex Pistols logo on the tongue of the sneaker and in the foot bed, as well as stitch detailing and graphic overlays.
Stance’s Big Play in 2016
Not a brand known to be stagnant, Stance also released a bunch of fresh stock in 2016. They also became the official socks of the Major League Baseball organization.
What Was Baggins Up to in 2016?
As for company news at Baggins headquarters, we have been quite busy as well keeping up with all of the fresh stock highlighted above. Also…
We celebrated our 47th anniversary in style:
Had to mend a broken heater in the warehouse (in style, though!)
Got invited to a wedding (sort of, well, at least our shoes did)
Had the pleasure of welcoming Yusuke for an internship
Created an Instagram account solely for our Custom Print Shop @bagginsprintshop
And received dozens of new reviews on our Facebook page—we can’t stop blushing after reading all of your kind words!
Contest Action at Baggins
We also held a few contests throughout the year, too, like:
The Baggins Collection Contest #bagginscollection
The Baggins Printshop Contest #bagginsprintshop
The Baggins Where In the World Contest #bagginsworld
The Baggins Summer Contest #bagginssummer
The Baggins Spring Fever Contest #bagginsspringfever
and The Baggins Life Contest #bagginslife
For each contest we received so many inspired, exciting responses to our call outs for photos. Want to be the next winner? Like us on our social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to hear about upcoming contests in 2017 so you don’t miss out on the chance to win a $100 gift certificate for our store.
Meet the Staff Series
Baggins Ramped Up Production in December 2016
This December, the entire Baggins team pulled together and hit some new records. We completed more than 178 custom print shoes, and we shipped out more 1,200 packages worldwide for Christmas. This, of course, was all in addition to the uncountable number of people who visited our retail store. We thank you for relying on us to supply you with all of your Converse and Vans needs.
We have had an exciting 2016 and we hope the trend continues into the New Year. We have lots of cool new additions to keep an eye out for in 2017, including an online rewards program and tons of new styles from Vans, Converse, Stance, and Herschel.
2017: Here We Come!