Three New Stores Announced for KOP Expansion

U.K. fashion retailer Superdry, Germany luxury leather maker MCM and Christian women’s wear chain Altar’d State will open late in the summer.

King of Prussia rendering

A rendering of the new King of Prussia mall addition.

The King of Prussia Mall expansion continues on schedule, and the mall addition that will (finally!) connect the Plaza and the Court is starting to take shape. Today, mall owner Simon Property Group announced three new stores that are coming to the King of Prussia Mall sometime in late summer.

Headlining that list is Superdry, the U.K.-based outfitter that combines American-style fashion with nonsense Japanese script (really, it’s all gibberish) plastered on its outerwear.

Next is MCM, a luxury leather goods company based in Germany. It primarily manufactures leather bags and other accessories. The third store announced today is Altar’d State. That spelling is intentional — Altar’d is a Christian womenswear company that donates one percent of its sales to charity.

“Retail selection and demographics are two increasingly important factors in today’s market, particularly as King of Prussia Mall continues to grow,” KOP Mall manager Bob Hart said in a release. “These additions are representative of modern brands that are successfully expanding their global footprint, all while adding to our desirability by further catering to different audiences and shopper preferences.” Simon did not respond to a request for additional comment in time for publication.

The three stores are set to open sometime near the end of the summer in the 155,000-square-foot expansion connector. Simon says the project nears completion; new escalators, elevators, tile and lighting have all been installed. A four-level parking garage with 1,100 spaces has also been completed. Individual store designs are currently being developed.

Already announced for the mall’s addition are CH Carolina Herrera, Clarins, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo and Vince. Louis Vuitton and Burberry plan to move their stores to the new addition, while Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s are building new openings to meet the new addition.