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Virgin Mobile Opening First Flagship Store in Chicago

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Jul 19, 2012, 8:56 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Virgin Mobile USA is opening its first company-owned flagship store in Chicago today. Traditionally, Virgin Mobile has sold devices and service within other retail stores, such as Best Buy. The new flagship store is not focusing on device sales, however, so much as it is focusing on providing an introduction to the Virgin Mobile USA brand and in-store tutorials on what users can do with their devices. "Employees at the store will do everything they can to keep you a fan, coming back," said Ron Faris, head of brand marketing at Virgin Mobile, to The New York Times. The store is not explicitly designed to be a retail space, but has more of a relaxed, lounge atmosphere. According to Virgin Mobile USA, it will serve as the blueprint for more company-owned stores to come.

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Relaxed, Lounge Atmosphere. Tofuchong Jul 19, 2012, 1:06 PM
If it's opening in Chicago... Jellz Jul 19, 2012, 9:56 AM
 
 
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