KAVU celebrates 21 years with Ballard store grand reopening


Seattle, WA (May 21, 2014) – KAVU, the true outdoor wear clothing brand, kicks off a yearlong 21st anniversary celebration on Monday May 26, with a week filled with activities in its newly renovated Ballard flagship store, KAVU World at 5419 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA.


“It all started here in Ballard and we’re celebrating our neighborhood as much as we are our company,” said Barry Barr, KAVU founder and president.

Barr founded the company in Ballard in 1993 with the Strapcap, a simple yet functional hat that became a mainstay among river guides and backcountry enthusiasts. KAVU’s collection has since grown to include men’s and women’s outerwear and sportswear, eyewear, accessories, and bags. KAVU opened its KAVU World store in 2001.

Through a partnership with the Ballard Food Bank, from Monday May 26, through Sunday June 1, KAVU is giving customers who bring in a non-perishable food item a discount of 21 percent off all regularly priced KAVU items in the store.

KAVU will be giving limited edition KAVU 21st anniversary koozies to the first 750 customers, and through out the week will be showing films in the store and providing balloons to all who want them.

On Wednesday May 28 from 5-8 p.m., KAVU is hosting a private invitation only party at its flagship store. In addition to a 50 percent off in-store discount, guests enjoy KAVU video screenings, and complimentary beer, wine and appetizers.

KAVU is offering fans of the brand the chance to win an invitation for themselves and a friend to the party. For a chance to win a spot on the guest list and meet the KAVU team, visit www.kavu.com/21run. No purchase necessary. All entries must be received before 11 p.m. Monday, May 26. Winners will be contacted before noon PST on Tuesday May 27th. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Visit www.kavu.com/21run for complete rules.

About KAVU
Founded in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, KAVU has been committed to creating clothing and accessories for people to live life to the fullest since it delivered its first hat in 1993. KAVU derives its name from an aviation acronym “klear above visibility unlimited”, which has been the company’s guiding principle. Learn more at www.kavu.com.