I had the privilege to visit a local store, DNA Active Lifestyle Outfitters in Downtown Plainfield.
DNA opened their doors in Plainfield, IL in December 2018. DNA stands for Dave ’n Andy. Two people who wanted to open the door to all, no matter your goals, ability or athletics background.
Andy said, DNA welcomes everyone who leads an active lifestyle or is ready to take an initiative to healthy life style. Whether you need a pair of walking shoes for your next vacation, your hiking shoes for your next adventure, or running shoes for your upcoming race, DNA has them all. Andy, the small business owner, leads his team with community on top of his mind. DNA staff and customers pick up litters around Downtown Plainfield on Earth day. During Covid, Andy and his team created scavenger hunt around Plainfield Downtown to encourage community to stay active. Once a month, DNA offers late night beer run. They run and enjoy craft beer at local bar in Downtown Plainfield. If you are up for weekly challenge, DNA offers Tuesday running club and welcomes everyone. You can find the information on their Facebook page.
What I enjoyed the most visiting DNA is all fixtures in the store were built by the owner, Andy. Fitting room was decorated by a local artist, Pastor Arol McFadden. Pastor Arol also painted picture perfect Plainfield sign on the outside wall of DNA building.
DNA carries most of major brands athletics shoes as well as top of line clothing and accessories that are one of a kind and from eco friendly manufactures.
Andy hopes that everyone who walks into DNA leaves feeling welcomed and become a part of DNA family.