SLOFly is a local San Luis Obispo apparel store that is all about catching the Central Coast vibe.
In 2011, Maryland native and University of Wyoming graduate Doug Barden was moved to San Luis Obispo for work. From his first beer at a longtime downtown pub, Doug was instantly hooked on the town and the surrounding communities.
He bought a house, quickly made friends, and embraced the lifestyle of the Central Coast.
However, in 2016 Doug’s career unexpectedly moved him to Lafayette, the heart of the Acadiana region of Louisiana. Still in a culture shock from the amazing food and gritty culture, Doug stumbled into a small store in downtown Lafayette called Parish Ink. Immediately he was inspired.
“This is exactly what the Central Coast needs,” Doug said to himself.
SLOFly calls this style “Hyper Local Apparel.” In the store in Lafayette, Doug realized not only the benefit to providing quality goods for a very specific….