So you want to visit the world famous Nike Employee Store?
Here's what you need to know:
The Nike Employee Store aka Nike Company Store is a retail space created for Swoosh employees to shop. There is a location in Beaverton, OR and Memphis, TN.
If you are employed by Nike or any of its brands, Converse or Hurley, you can enter the store as many times as you want by showing work ID. Full-time employees can place significant others and immediate family on entry list for unlimited visits.
Not employed by Nike or related to anyone at Swoosh? Cheer up, there's still a way in.
Each year Nike gives employees a set amount of passes for friends. Often times employees will receive additional passes for back to school and the holiday season.
To gain entrance, all you have to do is know someone who works for Nike. The employee will take your name/info and email the store to add you to the list. Another option, the employee may give you a physical Nike Guest Pass which usually has an expiration date.
The guest pass is good for ONE TIME ONLY and photo ID is required. It's also great news to know that one pass allows you, your permanent partner and children (24 or younger with a valid college ID and same address) entry into the store.
When using a guest pass, there is a purchase limit of $750! All products in the store are 40% off the suggested retail price, so it's easy to spend a lot of money because the deals are so good. My advice is have excellent self control.
Products purchased in the store may NOT be used for resale reimbursement. The pass should not be sold and should be received as gift/kind gesture from a Nike employee.
Well, that's pretty much everything you need to know about shopping in Nike's employee store. Remember, self control is key when shopping because it's easy to reach the max purchase limit, especially if you're shopping for your family.
If you don't work for Nike, don't be discouraged, ask around and you'll find someone that will bless you with a pass.
You can experience a virtual tour by clicking here.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.