New York City Bloomingdale's will open its store in Santa Monica on Aug. 6. Fashioned after the companyâ€™s New York City's Soho location, Bloomingdale's Santa Monica, Calif., will anchor the Santa Monica Place shopping center located between the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica pier.
â€œThe opportunity to extend our brand in Southern California is exciting," said Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's. "We have designed a store that will provide a sophisticated shopping experience with the sensibility of a beach community and hope it will become Santa Monica's newest neighborhood store."
The new Bloomingdaleâ€™s occupies over 80,000 sq. ft. of selling space, and was designed to capture the diversity and culture of Santa Monica while adding a distinctive Bloomingdale's presence.
â€œThe renovation and restoration of the building was done in an effort to maintain the integrity of the space and respect for the environment. "We created a space which reflects the local beach community, but with a unique blend of luxe materials in new ways," said Jack Hruska, executive VP creative services at Bloomingdale's.