Katie and Marshall both graduated from UC Santa Cruz, Katie with a degree in art, and Marshall with his degree in literature, so logically they opened a sock store.
No, it didn't happen just like that...after graduating Katie got a job
as a sales person at the lovely Sock Shop and Shoe Co in Santa Cruz. There
her love for socks and retail sales grew (she also developed an unbreakable
shoe habit... "Thanks a lot guys!"). After a few years as a
sales person she was introduced to the buying side of the sock business
and that as they say is history!
Pippi's Longstockings opened its doors in the spring of 2006.
At Pippi's Longstockings we are all about friendly customer service.
If you're not sure what you need for an outfit or a gift, (or just plain
overwhelmed by our huge selection of socks) our sock experts, The Pippsters
are happy to help. We love talking to new and returning customers about
socks and life. We hope that when you shop at Pippi's you always leave
with a smile on your face.