Socks DRS 16Last Thursday, we hosted our second Digital Retail Showcase–this time with the theme “Socks!”  While socks aren’t the most popular clothing item during the heat of a Texas summer, our presenters had some pretty cool products!

Co-Founder & Coo, Tom Browning, Ph.D. of Foot Cardigan showcased their sock subscription service model (say that 3x fast!) You might recognize them for their little pitch on ABC’s Sharktank; Foot Cardigan sends their subscribers a new pair of funky socks each month.  Now, you can even order socks that rep your city!  Check out their design for Dallas here!

Kevin Wohlman, Founder and President at Southern Scholar took a different approach to socks by following 3 simple aims:  Simple, Subtle, & Sophisticated. Southern Scholar is a luxury men’s dress sock brand dedicated to providing unique, yet professional, men’s dress socks to the modern and veteran gentlemen alike. Their socks are also made with a special form-fitting technology for added comfort!

Our final presenter, Patrick Baker, is turning his knowledge as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at University of Cincinnati Health System into his sock venture Palarum.  Still in the early-stages, the tech company has just filed a patent for their fall-prevention sock product!  We were happy to be their first public presentation!

Each event, we try and highlight a local restaurant to cater –and providing the delicious bites for this spectacular showcase was Tacos Mariachi – a gem of a taco shop, located across the street from Trinity Groves in West Dallas. Guests enjoyed a delicious taco spread w/ all the fixings!

See photos from the event on our Facebook page!

We’re already looking forward to our August 11th event on Social-eCommerce—–stay tuned for details! As always, come hungry and ready to see some cool tech and product innovation for retail!