Andy Thornal Company was providing high quality outdoor apparel, sporting goods, shoes, fine clothing, jewelry and luggage long before Bass Pro Shop was a blip on the outdoor outfitter radar. Whether you are a man, woman or sorority sweetheart, there’s something for you at Andy Thornal.
It’s like an Outdoor Candy Store… and More
Have you ever been to a candy store and felt overwhelmed by the amount of choices, in awe by the beautiful colors and shapes, and disappointed that you can’t have everything? That’s how it feels to visit Andy Thornal Company. A beautiful rainbow of canoes hang from the ceiling, rolls of sleeping bags line tables like billowy clouds and the scent of fine leather is in the air. Ah, heaven.
For the Ladies
Of course outdoor women will love that they can find all the camping and fishing gear their heart desires, but that’s not all that will catch a lady’s eye. Andy Thornal also sells beautiful hand crafted and fine jewelry, popular apparel lines such as Vineyard Vines and your favorite brand sandals and shoes.
Regarding your significant other… Because this is an outdoor store, you’ll have no problem convincing the man in your life to make the trip. Make it a day by throwing in breakfast at Egg Haven or lunch at The Fire Restaurant. And why not add a stop at The Shop, which is an adorable boutique only 1.5 blocks from Andy Thornal. If you’re lucky, maybe he’ll pay.
"Andy Thornal is part of the cultural fabric of Winter Haven. It’s not just because they’ve been here 70 years, and not just because of the items they stock, but because when you walk in the door you are talking to the family."
For the Men
You may walk into Andy Thornal’s a man, but you’ll leave an even manlier man. There’s just something about wall-to-wall fly rods, canoes, thick flannels, Costa sunglasses, Yeti coolers and leather goods that puts your life into perspective.
What’s even better is, unlike Victoria’s Secret, Sephora or the mall in general, this is a store you can shop for your wife in – and still maintain your dignity. They sell jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and clothing that will surely earn you the title of best dad, brother, husband or son.
Fly Fishing Classes and a Personal Stylist
The shop, which stocks an awesome array of fly rods, ties, tippets, leaders and more, also hosts introductory fly-fishing classes for children age 10 and older. Awesome service doesn’t stop there, while none of the Andy Thornal staff carries the title, “personal stylist,” they are always willing to offer advice, whether it be which canoe is right for you, or which shirt you should buy your wife.
Popular brands carried: Yeti, Costa Del Mar, Reef Southern Tide, Vineyard Vines, Sperry, Georgia Boot, Merrell, Orvis