North East’s only Sundance store celebrates first year in Westport

The Utah-based Robert Redford Sundance Institute’s retail arm for independent filmmakers has been a hit in Connecticut.

The Sundance store in downtown Westport, a colony of over 100 tony shops and restaurants, will hold a customer appreciation event on July 28e in association with the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the store’s first anniversary. This is the brand’s only location in the Northeast.

“It’s our way of saying thank you to the Westport community, especially our loyal customers, for making our first year such an incredible success,” said Sundance CEO Marty Erdos. “For years, our loyal area customers have participated in the Sundance lifestyle through our beautiful catalog, but now have the opportunity to experience the authentic Sundance lifestyle and our exceptional customer service, in person.”

MoCA Executive Director Ruth Maness added that Sundance’s commitment to inspiring art and cultivating creativity aligns with the museum’s own mission. “This partnership will help us continue to provide stimulating and relevant artistic experiences that are accessible to everyone,” she said.

The Sundance Institute’s retail arm introduces shoppers to premium men’s and women’s apparel and footwear, jewelry, accessories, artwork, and home décor items. There are 18 other Sundance stores in the United States in locations that include San Antonio; Deer Park, Ill.; Dallas; Lone Tree, Colorado; and Leawood, Kansas.

Sundance’s neighbors in downtown Westport include Design Within Reach, Patagonia, Johnny Was, Bar Taco, Lululemon, West Elm, and Tiffany & Co.

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