If you’re a sports fan and got a spare $20,000 to spare, a new pop-up store in Richmond may have just the piece of memorabilia for you.
On April 1, Rep your Colours will open its doors in Richmond Centre, featuring a 1989, signed Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls All Stars jersey for sale for $19,500.
For two months only, Rep Your Colours will be offering all kinds of major league sports products, from this season’s Canadian NHL jerseys to total retro merchandise, such as the aforementioned Jordan jersey to a Tiger Woods signed picture and a handful of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia.
Store owner Phil Kinninmont – who last year left his role as the Vancouver Canucks’ senior retail operations manager to start the venture – only started the pop-up shop around Christmas, at Park Royal in West Vancouver.
“I thought, to start with, it would be good to do some pop-up shops to have more flexibility,” Kinninmont told the Richmond News.
“I’ve taken a month off (between stores) to focus on the e-commerce side of it.
“I worked for the Canucks for five years, so I’m well versed in this world. But I thought it was time to do my own thing.”
Kinninmont said, with little prospect of seeing fans inside professional sports stadiums for some time, he started getting the idea last November and called in a few favours before “pulling the trigger.”
“The big box stores are nice but I’m hoping to nibble around the edges for the more dedicated sports fans,” he added.
“I put the inventory together in just two weeks.”
Rep Your Colours will be in a unit in Richmond Centre, just west of H & M.