Rabeanco opens first U.S. store
New York — Rabeanco, known for quality leather accessories and fashion forward styles, opened its first American storefront, in the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, Arcadia, Calif. It is the first of three U.S. locations the company plans to open in 2013.
Designed by Rabeanco in collaboration with interior designer Yukiharu Takematsu, the 2,000-sq.-ft. store has a modern, chic interior. A 7-ft.-high video display flashes various product and glossy ad campaign images.
Merchandise is displayed atop wooden tables with urethane piano coating. The collections are also showcased on stainless steel plate polished wall displays with marble inlay.
“Southern California will play an important role in Rabeanco’s U.S. strategy with our second store opening next month on North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The launch of Rabeanco.com two months ago combined with the opening of our Arcadia store provides the foundation for a multi-channel experience for U.S. consumers," said Kevin M. Frain, CFO and head of e-commerce.
Taubman Prestige Outlets opens in St. Louis suburb
Chesterfield, Mo. — Taubman Centers announced the opening of Taubman Prestige Oulets, a new fashion outlet center, located in the western-St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. The opening coincides with Missouri’s Tax-Free Weekend.
"We are pleased to open our first Taubman Prestige Outlet in the great state of Missouri," said Taubman chairman, president and CEO, Robert Taubman. "And opening on tax-free weekend is a great advantage for our retailers, providing them the ability to be open during the second-busiest shopping season of the year, and giving our shoppers even more savings," he said.
The open-air shopping center offers an appealing village style layout, dog-friendly hospitality, access to the Monarch Levee Trail, bike racks, and St. Louis themed children’s rides.
El Balcon De Las Americas signs into Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Miami — El Balcon de las Americas is bringing its Colombian food menu to Westfork Plaza in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Terranova Corp. represented the shopping center in the transaction. The 2,335-sq.-ft. location at Westfork Plaza is the young chain’s fifth location in South Florida.