Factory Connection has been in Arkansas City for more than three years.
“I’d like to thank everyone who keeps us open and continues to support us as a community,” said store manager Raven Birmingham.
The clothing store, located at 2135 N. Summit St., changes constantly as new inventory arrives five days a week.
“We sell anywhere from a 000 in juniors to a 24 in plus women’s,” Birmingham said. “And all sizes of men’s and young men’s. We sell women’s shoes and accessories, but no men’s shoes.”
There also are undergarments available for both men and women.
The style of clothing Fashion Connection carries is described as “up to date” by Brimingham. “But not like every other retail store out there,” she said.
The selection at the store is varied, but if a customer finds an item that the store doesn’t have in the right size, the staff can check with other Factory Connection stores. “The first thing I do is offer to try to find it at another store, if they’re willing to wait,” Birmingham said. “I’ve driven as far as Chanute to make it happen.”
Factory Connection has an app that can be found on its website at www.factory-connection.com.
This app gives the user birthday, holiday and other coupons. It also allows shoppers to preview some of the items that are going to be in the store.
The store also gives back to the community. Currently, it gives directly to Angels in the Attic.
“Last year, we helped with winter coats for single moms and children through the holidays,” Birmingham said. “We frequently drop off our donations for Angels in the Attic.” The merchandise that is zeroed out at Factory Connection also is donated to the nonprofit organization.