Johnnie-O to open in Denver

West Coast purveyors of prep Johnnie-O will open their first Colorado retail store in Cherry Creek North this summer. The brand, which has taken over the former Perch space on Third Avenue, is set to open in July and will showcase its self-described “So Cal vibe meets East Coast Classics.”

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Founded by Chicagoan turned Angeleno John O’Donnell in 2005, Johnnie-O retails a colorful collection of classic polo shirts, tailored button downs, and innovative performance wear, all emblazoned with the brand’s signature surfer and surfboard emblem. Johnnie-O specializes in clothing for men and boys, but this season launched its first women’s capsule collection, which is sold exclusively online and in select Johnnie-O retail stores, Denver’s among them.

The Los Angeles-based company, which sells through its own stores as well as other upscale retailers, has nine storefronts across the country, Cherry Creek being its tenth.

Fun fact: the real “Johnnie O” is one of seven children. His brother is actor Chris O’Donnell and his sister, Angela Howenstein, is a Boulder-based fashion coach and insta-lebrity.