The owner of the King of Prussia Mall unveiled its expansion plans yesterday. Simon Property Group announced details and showed off renderings of the already-underway expansion that will connect the two malls at King of Prussia, The Court and The Plaza.
The 155,000-square-foot expansion, which will be fully enclosed, is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. The mall will also add a new parking garage “with speed ramps, space location technology and valet service.”
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It only looks grim. | Photo by Anne Bigler.
A friend sent me this photo she’d seen on Facebook of Anthro’s seemingly destroyed sale room at the Rittenhouse location. The room—once a beacon of possibility—had plastic over it, and looked like a construction site.
That sale room has been on the ground floor since (as far as we know, or care to remember) time began. Was Anthro getting rid of one of the best sale racks in the city?
I called over, in a state of near panic, to see what gives.
Welcome to opening day.
First, there was the announcement, then the preview, then the members-only shopping, and now‚ finally, the opening. Well, first, there’s the ribbon-cutting at 11am this morning. But then, then, my friends, Century 21 will officially be open to the public.
Plus: free gift cards for the first 300 people.
It’s sort of like shoe snowflakes. | Photos courtesy J.Crew.
J.Crew—maker of ballet flats worn by all—has sprinkled even more quirkiness into its collection with the help of British shoe designer Sophia Webster. (You might remember her name from my post about these insanely awesome winged superhero shoes.)
The holiday collaboration launched just last week, and it’s pretty much every party shoe you could ever want.
Tassels! Metallic! Glitter!
A look at Rittenhouse’s new Timberland store. | Photo courtesy Matthew Vhlahos.
This week has been a whirlwind of store openings, parties and previews. The ones generating the most buzz are Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack (see my reviews and sneak peeks of each here and here). But, lest we forget, there are two other stores opening their doors today: Timberland in Rittenhouse, and Frey Boutique in Newtown Square.
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Tis the season for revamping your wardrobe. Fall’s chillier temperatures are moving in, and giving us the chance to layer up in sweaters, knits and jackets (I hear parkas are big this year!) and throw on some chunky, weather-defying footwear.
Lucky for us, Philly has also seen an influx of new fashion retailers moving in. Just last night I was a guest at a sneak-peek opening of New York discount megastore Century 21 in the old Strawbridges Building (which, let me tell you, brought out the gays in full force), and this weekend will see the opening of Nordstrom Rack (1700 Chestnut Street) and Timberland.
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Welcome to what we here at Shoppist HQ have begun calling Opening Week. We’ve got three long-awaited stores opening huge locations in Center City, and all are worth checking out ASAP. Mark your calendars and start making your shopping lists—here’s what Philly welcomes this week.
Get the what, when and where details here.
Here’s some shocking news for you: According to Google’s research on holiday shopping trends, 26 percent of shoppers will have already started their holiday shopping by Halloween this year. Yes, you read that right. As of today, about one-quarter of Americans have already started holiday shopping.
We stumbled upon this curious study on Fashionista and immediately hated these people. They’re sort of like those annoying people at college who finish writing papers weeks before they’re due. Isn’t procrastination half the fun, that frenzied jaunt to the mall seconds before it closes? Hell, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy, let alone Christmas presents.
But is it really so crazy?
Answer: maybe not.
- In its effort to take over the world, Amazon is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City as an “experiment.” [Wall Street Journal]
- It’s Friday. Let’s look at pictures of dogs wearing cute things. [The Coveteur]
Next: How to keep your pesky sleeves rolled up.
Menagerie has officially expanded into a second location in Haverford Square (the original location is in Wayne’s Eagle Village Shops). The boutique is nestled in a prime corner spot at 379 West Lancaster Avenue and will feature the same luxe, beachy-cool aesthetic as its sister store with, of course, tons of covetable accessories, including owner Kate Lawson’s own jewelry line.
Major sale news and trunk show alert ahead.