$10,000 worth of clothing and electronics stolen from Minnesota sportswear company
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Owners of a local sportswear business are asking people to keep their eyes and ears open after someone broke into their warehouse over the weekend.
Fan Girl MN is a trendy online store selling women’s clothing that celebrates Minnesota sports teams. Co-founder Callie Inman describes the merchandise as “things you can wear from Wednesday to happy hour but also to a game at the stadium.”
Inman and her best friend since elementary school, Jayme Buck, started the small business three and a half years ago as a small Etsy shop.
“Fan Girl was kind of born out of just talking about the fact that women just don’t have good options for game day clothing,” Inman said. “It’s all man-made stuff, or you’re wearing your boyfriend’s clothes or jerseys.”
These duos had a blast running their small business together, but they were thrown off. On Friday night, their warehouse was broken into. Someone stole $10,000 worth of merchandise and electronics they use every day.
“It was really a big disappointment. It felt like the first beautiful Saturday and getting that call was pretty disheartening, but we’ll work on it,” Buck said.
They have filed a police report and are hoping the insurance will allow them to recover some of what was lost.
At this time, customers looking to buy from their website may find some items completely out of stock.
“There are quite a few styles that have been completely wiped out. There’s no inventory,” Buck said.
This is further compounded by ongoing supply chain issues that make it more difficult to obtain certain garments. The owners believe someone may have stolen the clothes with the intention of reselling them, so they are asking for the public’s help.
“If you’re at a Twins game or if you’re at a Wild game, if you’re just in town and you see someone selling one of our gear or see something on the Facebook market or any whatever from the online shopping portal or websites, just to let us know,” Buck said.
The only places that should sell Fan Girl MN items are the company’s website or Scheels. If anyone sees the items being sold elsewhere, the owners ask them to message them on social media or email them at [email protected]