Fishermen’s Village is constantly seeking out the best stores to fit our customer’s needs. We like to have a wide variety of stores that offer gifts, clothing, and other specialty items to fill in the gaps that big box retailers often have. For instance, you will not find the fun, Florida accessories offered by Trader Jacks at any other local store.
Trader Jacks has an array of apparel fit for the beach lifestyle! Shirts, bags, hats, and shoes! This one-stop-shop has it all! If you haven’t heard of Trader Jack’s maybe you would recognize its sister stores Island Fever and JJ’s Top End. The first of the three to come to Fishermen’s Village was JJ’s Top End, a customized T-shirt store. Soon after, the same owners opened Island Fever. At this time John, the owners’ son, was only eight years old. Seventeen years later, after graduating college with a degree in business, John opened up Trader Jacks. Now twenty five years old, John is working right along side his parents in Fishermen’s Village.
Trader Jacks carries clothes from around the world with brands such as Salt Life, TOMS, and even the highly sought after Sanuk sandals. Sanuk sandals and sidewalk surfers are made from recycled material, such as yoga matts, and are designed to give your foot natural comfort. Their mission statement is “Smile…pass it on,” so accordingly they work in correlation with Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an organization that provides kids suffering from facial deformities, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, with free reconstructive surgery. Trader Jacks is happy to support the Sanuk cause!
Much like Sanuk, TOMS, also gives back to charity. TOMS is a shoe and sunglass company which has recently become very popular. The shoes are known for their basic, slip-on style that encloses the foot with a comfy layer of material. TOMS is part of the One for One movement. For every pair of TOMS bought, a pair of TOMS is sent to third-world countries to a child in need. TOMS most frequently sends black, unisex canvas slip-ons with a sturdy sole, because black shoes are required for school in many countries, and the sturdy sole allows children to run and play with their feet protected. Trader Jacks is a large supporter of companies that give back to society.
Another well known brand Trader Jacks carries is Salt Life. Salt life is a clothing brand with styles that depict the beach lifestyle. Salt Life apparel promotes fishing, diving, and surfing. Many people around Florida are part of the salt life and show it through their clothes and Salt Life bumper stickers. The brand is only sold in a handful of stores and Trader Jacks is proud to be part of that select few.
For more information on Trader Jacks call (941)505-1777. To find out more on Operation Smile visit http://www.sanuk.com, and to learn how you can support the One for One movement go to http://www.toms.com. Fishermen’s Village is also very involved with supporting charities, such as C.A.R.E. The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies. You can contact Fishermen’s Village through our website http://www.fishville.com or the Facebook page http://www.facebook/fishermensvillage .