For anyone who received a moving sale email alert from Mountain Khakis, fear not: The outfitter hasn’t left Charlotte, the city where it traces its roots; it’s just moved into a bigger facility.
The Wyoming-based outdoor apparel maker outgrew its former warehouse — its eastern distribution center — on Carowinds Boulevard and is now located in a 40,000 square-foot space in northwest Charlotte at 5101 Terminal St., just off Rozzelles Ferry Road.
The move took place July 1, a company spokeswoman told the Observer. Mountain Khakis is one of the fastest-growing apparel brands in the specialty outdoor channel, she said, so the move underscores the company’s success.
To clear out inventory, Mountain Khakis held a one-day sale last weekend at its former warehouse in which it sold everything for $10.
A slew of Charlotte-area retailers carry Mountain Khakis clothing and apparel, including Jesse Brown’s, Beau Outfitters and Great Outdoor Provision Co. One reader described the brand as having “great clothes” with a “cult following.”
Mountain Khakis was founded in 2004 by Mac Lackey and Ross Saldarini, both soccer players and former classmates at East Meck High School. They sold the retailer to the firearms company Remington Arms in 2010 and this spring, Remington and other minority owners sold the company to Kanders & Co., a Connecticut-based investment firm.