Yesterday marked the 1-year anniversary of the opening of Disney Springs’ newest neighborhood, Town Center. It’s hard to believe, but the additions that have come as part of our largest-ever transformation bring us to a total of 120 retail stores, 54 food and beverage locations and nine entertainment experiences.
While it would be impossible for me to pick a favorite – really, it would! – today, I’m putting the spotlight on one of the most unique: The Levi’s Store, complete with a Levi’s Tailor Shop, exclusive to a handful of Levi’s locations worldwide, offering custom embroidery, tailoring, hemming and repairs. Another noteworthy call-out? The Disney Springs Levi’s Store is the only one to offer an assortment of kids’ product. (Now that I’m just days away from becoming a first-time mother, this little detail is an important one!)
I had the chance to connect with the Levi’s team and I was surprised to learn that the company invented the first pair of blue jeans in 1873. This timeless wardrobe staple has evolved over the years, starting out as working men’s overalls, then becoming a fashionable necessity for musicians, supermodels and everyone in between. As Levi’s historian, Tracey Panek, shared, “Levi’s are classics, worn by everyone from Steve Jobs to President Obama. They are ubiquitous—found on catwalks in Paris to sidewalks from Miami to Mumbai. Over 140 years since their invention, Levi’s jeans remain simple, timeless, authentic, democratic and remarkably relevant today.”
If you love your Levi’s off the rack, like I do, you can find plenty of pairs at the Town Center shop. Want something a bit more custom? Levi’s tailors can provide guests with one-of-a-kind pieces and custom styles, with hemming services and chainstitch embroidery starting at $20 or $25, respectively. One of the most memorable recent pieces was developed for a father who wanted a special birthday gift for his young daughter. He brought in one of her original drawings and the artisans at the Tailor Shop were able to replicate the design into a Levi’s trucker jacket. How amazing is this, shown above as a work-in-progress?!?
Though I can’t currently fit into my favorite 501s, I just may treat myself to a new pair when I get back to my pre-baby shape. Until then, I’d love to live vicariously though you…so if you have any photos of your amazing “tailor-made” Levi’s creations from the Town Center retailer, share them on Twitter on Instagram using hashtag #DisneySprings – I’d love to see!