Tommy John to open first Alabama store at The Summit in July

The Summit
Tommy John storefront at The Summit in Birmingham (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Tommy John, the comfort-focused lifestyle brand, is opening its first Alabama location at The Summit in July.

The store in Birmingham will be the company’s sixth nationwide. The other five locations are in Nashville, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Scottsdale, Arizona.

First-hand Look

“There’s no better way to experience the Tommy John brand than through a physical retail store,” says Tom Patterson, co-founder, and CEO of Tommy John. “We’re so excited to bring that experience to The Summit where consumers can get a firsthand look and feel of Tommy John’s amazing products.”

Launched in 2008,  Tommy John is known for its commitment to addressing the real problems that men and women have with their underwear and apparel products. Tommy John products can be found in over 3,000 retail locations including Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Some of the brand’s best-selling collections include: 

  • Cool Cotton, which is made from a smart, moisture-wicking pima cotton fabric that keeps you 2-3x cooler and dries 4-5x faster than regular cotton.
  • Air Collection,  the brand’s lightest weight underwear fabrication weighing under 2oz, while being antimicrobial, anti-odor, breathable and extremely quick drying. 

In addition to its underwear collection, the store will sell bras, loungewear and apparel. 

“We cannot wait to open our doors to the Birmingham community alongside so many other great brands,” adds Erin Fujimoto, co-founder of Tommy John. “Stay tuned for some fun upcoming events and activations!”

The Summit 

Nike Birmingham signs at The Summit on April 21, 2023 (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

It has been a busy year at The Summit, one of Birmingham’s most popular retail spots. In January, Bham Now reported on the $5.1 million AMC Summit 16 theaters facelift. The Apple Store moved to a more roomy space near Trader Joe’s. Last week, the newly relocated Nordstrom Rack  opened next to REI.

What’s next this summer? A couple more “Alabama first” locations — the Nike store and Emmy Squared Pizza.

And now Tommy John.

Have you visited The Summit lately? What’s your favorite store? Tell us on social media by tagging us at @Bhamnow

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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