Bon-Ton opens Carson’s Clearance Center
York, Pa. — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. will open a 21,000-sq.-ft. Carson’s Store Clearance Center located at The Landings Shopping Center in Lansing, Ill., on Oct. 19. Bon-Ton operates 272 department stores, which includes 10 furniture galleries, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of our free-standing clearance center in the Lansing area. The store will feature a wide-assortment of clearance merchandise from women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes, handbags and home items, all offered at terrific values,” said Brendan Hoffman, president and CEO, Bon-Ton. “We believe consumers in the area will appreciate this new addition to the Carson’s shopping experience.”
Chico’s FAS enters Canada with White House Black Market
New York — Chico’s FAS is expanding outside of the United States, opening a White House | Black Market store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto on Oct. 24. The women’s apparel retailer will open its second Canadian location at Square One, Mississauga on Oct. 29, followed by Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket on Nov. 12.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Square One are owned by Oxford Properties Group and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).Upper Canada Mall is owned by Oxford Properties Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
The store front design at Yorkdale Shopping Centre will include a mix of design elements and materials including white Carrara marble, polished chrome, black lacquer panels, striped fabric awnings, and an oversized cut-crystal chandelier.
The interior of the White House | Black Market boutiques will have an over-arching black-and-white palette that incorporates currated finishes including wood and marble floors, beautiful crystal chandeliers and sconces, mirrored accents, striped satin draperies and velvet upholstery. The furniture selection combines lacquered wood, polished chrome, molded aluminum, marble and glass.
"We believe Canada is a great first foray into the international arena for Chico’s FAS, as it represents a natural extension of our brands," said David Dyer, president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, Inc. "From our robust customer file, we already know that there are a significant number of Chico’s FAS customers in Canada."
Stein Mart plans six store openings
Jacksonville, Fla. — Stein Mart is expanding its presence this fall with four new stores and two relocated stores. The new stores are located in El Paso, Texas; Buford (Atlanta), Ga.; Elk Grove (Sacramento), Calif.; and Watchung, N.J.
Meanwhile, planned stores in Anaheim, Calif. and Colorado Springs, Co. are a relocation of another area store to improve sites. The four new and two relocated stores bring Stein Mart’s total store count to 264 at the end of this year.
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