It’s hard not to jump up and down whenever I think about the new Scottsdale Fashion Square expansion. I mean, the idea of Barney’s New York right down the street from my house is enough to make giggle like a school girl. (The new Barney’s is expected to open sometime in fall of 2009.)
In addition to the new Barney’s New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square, a bunch of other retailers and restaurants will be included in the expansion. Here are a few of the latest ones announced. Bear with me in your excitement, they’re pretty freaking fabulous.
A first-to-market store for Arizona will be included in the lineup called LTJ Arthur. LTJ Arthur includes men’s and women’s clothing, pajamas, Bermuda shorts, T-shirts, matching slippers and swimwear. Plus a full selection of children’s clothes as well. LTJ Arthur has been around since 1983 and started out as an underwear line that originated in Paris and gained notoriety for their 100% cotton boxer shorts with youthful designs and patterns. For more info, www.arthur.us.com.
A Valley fave that’s coming to town is a new Ed Hardy store. The 1,900 -sq. -ft. store will carry shoes, eyewear, belts, jeans, jewelry, lingerie, bags, home goods and a kid’s line too.For more info, www.edhardy.com.
Expanding into a much larger 6,500 -sq. -ft. location is the J. Crew store.
Probably the most exciting addition for me (and I know many of you) is the new 15,000 -sq. -ft. Forever 21 store that will be opening. I know, go ahead, start jumping for joy. It’s the first Forever 21 to come to Scottsdale and I absolutely cannot wait to mix and match my latest finds from Barney’s with some chic, trendy pieces from Forever 21.
“Scottsdale Fashion Square continues to be a very powerful draw for the world’s top retail concepts,” said Steve Helm, assistant vice president property management, Westcor. “As we count down to the fall 2009 introduction of Barneys to Arizona, we continue to ratchet up the high-fashion quotient at this incomparable property.”
About Scottsdale Fashion Square
Founded in 1969, Phoenix-based Westcor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macerich. The largest owner-manager of commercial properties in Arizona, Westcor’s portfolio currently consists of over 17 million square feet of retail space at 31 shopping centers, including 13 super-regional centers and 18 community and specialty centers. The company has set the industry benchmark for ground-up shopping center development, such as Chandler Fashion Center, SanTan Village and Arrowhead Towne Center. Additional information about Westcor is available online at www.westcor.com.