Featured Retailer: Mast General Store

July 17, 2012

Stop by and see what hasn’t changed in the last 129 years. There’s an 80-year-old man in the village of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, who can’t remember a day he didn’t head down to Mast General Store for lunch—a plug of baloney and a cold glass of Yoo-Hoo. He’s not alone. Most folks in this […]

Mr. Grossman, You are the Caretaker of a Legend.

July 9, 2012

All employees here at Stormy Kromer receive this nifty plaque when they are hired, reminding them of the rich Kromer history they are keeping alive. We all have fun displaying them on our desks, sewing machines and other work stations.  It gives everyone a little extra sense of pride. So we got to thinking, who […]

Featured Retailer: Yoder Department Store

April 27, 2012

If you can’t find it at Yoder’s, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t need it. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the population of Shipshewana, Indiana, at 658, which is roughly the same number of people who’ll be in line in front of you, waiting to get into the Yoder Department Store parking lot. Yep. […]

How Does a Guy Say No To This?

April 12, 2012

Even though the wedding date’s not set yet, you can tell that Linnea Rivard and Michael Balda’s upcoming nuptials aren’t necessarily all that traditional. For starters, the happy couple met at an online matchmaking site. They didn’t even get to go out alone on their first date (she brought a friend along, just to be […]

Featured Retailer: Getz’s Department Store

March 23, 2012

Unless you’re reading this from someplace like Singapore, you’re gonna want to get to Getz’s. We like Getz’s. A lot. A little too much, maybe. But when you’ve got three stacked floors of department store goodness packed with people who remember how things used to be done, well, it feels to us like the kind […]

Welcome to the Kromer Kap Kulture Klub. Well, sort of.

November 11, 2011

Although they’re a welcoming bunch of guys and there’s no secret handshake or anything, this isn’t a club—excuse me, klub—you can join. You see, you’ve got to be part of the Opatik family (or a very close friend) and you’ve got to be a Stormy Kromer fanatic. Frank Opatik is both. His first Kromer Original […]

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