FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Shoppers with a passion for streetwear and sneakers have found their go-to store in Fashion Fair.
The Retro Collection, next to Forever 21, opened during the pandemic.
Rick Salinas said owning a store became his goal after spending time helping his dad in his own business endeavors.
“As a child, myself and my brother, we’d go with him to go help out and we started from there,” Salinas said. “We did our own booth and stuff at the age of eight or nine.”
Traveling across California – Salinas and his brother would help their dad sell shirts at swap meets.
It was his dad’s passion and work ethic that inspired Rick to dream bigger.
“He challenged us to create our own stuff, so that’s when we took up designing,” Salinas recalled.
Now, he has a whole store at Fashion Fair filled with his own designs.
“Our goal was to bring something to Fresno that’s pretty unique,” said Salinas.
“There’s nothing like this around here in…