As we cross over into 2018, it’s hard to believe how long it’s been since On Deck first opened its doors. Thirty-two years. It feels like just yesterday this store was only an idea, a dream still to be realized. Starting a new business is a feat in itself…keeping that business thriving for thirty-two years is something else entirely. It’s something I take great pride in.
I wish I could take all the credit for this monumental undertaking, but the reality is my staff deserves the credit. They are the beating heart of this dream of mine. They keep it alive, growing, and thriving. Without them I would be just a man standing alone inside a building filled with piles of disorganized clothes. Their hard work, loyalty, and talent allow me to keep growing this business and offering you the very best in current fashion.
While my staff are hard at work keeping the stores running this year, I will be traveling to find the newest fashions and lines that you’ll see each new season. I take great care to find the unique, quality products you have come to expect when you step into an On Deck store. We’ll have many of our trusted lines back, and with any luck I’ll find some wonderful obscure designers just waiting to become your new favorites. Finding new lines to share with you is one of my greatest joys in this business.
I want to wish you all a great 2018. Your continued loyalty to On Deck is something I will never take for granted. Without great customers we could never have made it thirty-two years. I promise to continue striving to provide you with the quality fashions you’ve come to expect. Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Owner/Buyer, On Deck Clothing Company