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Skincare retailer signs six-store deal with Simon

BY Jennifer Setteducato

A skincare brand named one of Fast Company’s “Beauty Startups to Watch” has joined the Simon portfolio with the addition of six stores.

Skin Laundry, known for its 15-minute laser facials, will open three stores this fall in Southern California, at Brea Mall, The Shops at Mission Viejo, and Del Amo Fashion Center, followed by three locations in early 2019, in Miami, at Dadeland Mall, The Falls, and Town Center at Boca Raton.

“Simon has been a strategic partner in helping us break into new markets. They’ve allowed us to more easily further our mission of making laser facial treatments more accessible, affordable, and available to people across the U.S.,” said Skin Laundry founder, Yen Reis.

The company plans to continue its rapid growth with more store locations in 2019, and beyond.

Skin Laundry opened its flagship location in Santa Monica in 2013. With the addition of the six stores, it will operate 25 Laser Facial Clinics globally, including California, Arizona, Florida, New York, Illinois, Hong Kong and the U.K.

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CBRE signs six to new North Texas center

BY Jennifer Setteducato

The Crossroads at Terrell, a 270,000-sq.-ft. mixed-used development in Terrell, Texas, a southeastern suburb of Dallas, just added six new retailers to its lineup.

Petco, Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods, GoWireless, Upscale Nails & Spa, Chiangmai Thai, and Sport Clips are slated to open third quarter of 2019. The new tenants will join Film Alley, Hobby Lobby, Ross, Famous Footwear, Burkes Outlet, Ulta and Marshalls, who signed on in August.

The Crossroads at Terrell is adjacent to Buc-ee’s Travel Stop, Film Alley–a 74,000-sq.-ft. movie theater and bowling alley–and the future location of Baylor Health Care center with a 50-acre campus.

CBRE’s Andrew Lehner is marketing the project on behalf of RealtyLink.

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Brandless takes its no-frills grocery and beauty concept to brick-and-mortar

BY Marianne Wilson

A new online startup that sells ‘better-for-you’ groceries and other items — almost all priced at $3 — has set up shop in New York City.

The Brandless store, dubbed “pop-up with purpose,” is designed to offer an immersive and interactive experience that activates all the senses and also communicates the company’s social mission. It combine education and community connection with plenty of tasting and sampling. Located in the city’s trendy Meatpacking District, the store is open until November 4.

The pop-up includes a bamboo forest display that explains how tree-free paper goods can be made from sugarcane and bamboo grasses, and a fair-trade coffee bar that highlight the importance of supporting fair wages and safe working conditions for coffee farming communities. On display is Brandless’ entire product assortment across all categories, including non-GMO and organic food, clean and cruelty-free beauty products, non-toxic cleaners and home goods. Shoppers can also purchase a “Best of Brandless” bundle that has been specially curated and packed for New York.

In addition, Brandless’ purpose-driven mission is conveyed with interactive storytelling installations focused on giving back, practicing kindness and making a positive impact on communities. The company donates a meal in partnership with Feeding America every time someone makes a purchase on its web site. It will also donate one meal for every social post using #BrandlessLife throughout the duration of the pop-up.

“We want people to experience #BrandlessLife, which extends beyond the products to a movement centered on simple, fair prices,” said Tina Sharkey, co-founder and CEO of Brandless. “The NYC pop-up will not only embody the Brandless ethos, but will also bring our delicious goods and awesome products to life through tasting flight menus, a full tasting wall of non-GMO, organic and vegan snacks, a fair-trade coffee experience, a clean beauty lounge and so much more.”

Brandless launched in 2017. This summer, the company received $240 million Series C funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which valued Brandless at over $500 million.

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