Minneapolis Christopher & Banks plans to open anew prototype on Friday at the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, Pa., that that will bring the company’s Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks brands together under one roof.
The prototype was developed in response to focus groups in which women indicated they wanted to be able to shop together regardless of their individual sizes. Christopher & Banks is a traditional retail store, while CJ Banks focuses on plus-size women.
Christopher & Banks partnered with Chute Gerdeman Retail, the Columbus, Ohio-based strategic retail design firm. The company said that 5,000-sq.-ft. store features warm wood finishes, furniture-inspired displays, feminine fabrics and artful merchandising displays.