Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Texas: The Sporting District. Owner Sean McNelis opened the San Antonio men’s specialty shop in October 2014. The store’s name is a nod to its location–a part of the city once known by the same name. “The Sporting District” was established in 1889 as a central location for sporting pursuits and legalized vice activities. The shop, which has a distinctly vintage vibe, carries a carefully selected collection of Southern style clothing and accessories. The store is already being recognized as a top shopping destination in San Antonio. In February 2015, The Sporting District was selected “Best of the City” Menswear.
San Antonio was founded in 1718. The city was the site of the historic Battle of the Alamo, a key event in the Texas Revolution. San Antonio is currently the seventh largest city in the United States. The city’s booming economy is largely driven by health care and the military. San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk is a popular tourist destination. The city is also home to the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.