Columbus, Ohio -- Express said Monday it will open two flagship stores in 2013 – one in Times Square in New York City and the other in San Francisco’s Union Square.
The San Francisco store is slated to open in the summer and Times Square – at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway – is expected to open in the fall.
“The age old mantra of 'location, location, location' was certainly at work in the selection of these two properties,” said Michael Weiss, chairman, president and CEO of Express. “These flagships will … serve as a gateway to our brand for international visitors and shoppers as part of our international expansion strategy.”
The Times Square location is 30,000 sq. ft. over three selling floors. A 125-ft. tall, 9,000-sq.-ft. LED sign package dominates the facade of the building facing Broadway. The property is owned by joint venture partners SL Green Realty Corp. and Jeff Sutton.
The Union Square location is two stories and 16,000 sq. ft.
Both locations will be constructed in Express' new store design created by Japanese design firm, Wonderwall.