Four New Stores Coming to Galleria
Upscale shopping center Galleria will open four new stores this spring, according to Twin Cities Business’ sister publication Mpls.St.Paul magazine.
New York-based jewelry designer David Yurman, whose store at Galleria marks its first in the Twin Cities, will open next to Kate Spade, the magazine reported.
Allen Edmonds, the Wisconsin-based shoemaker that was recently sold to a California investment firm for approximately $200 million, will open a new store next to Twill by Scott Dayton.
Another nationally recognized apparel name—Lululemon Athletica, Inc.—will open at Galleria this spring, according to Mpls.St.Paul. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company specializes in athletic apparel for men and women.
Meanwhile, locally-owned paper and accessories retailer Russell + Hazel will reportedly open this spring next to Good Earth at Galleria. Meanwhile, Edina-based women’s footwear and accessories retailer Pumpz & Company will move into the space formerly occupied by Three Rooms.
Mpls.St.Paul said that the addition of new national and local stores is meant to maintain a certain aesthetic at Galleria—one that supports both local business and appeals to a large customer base.
“We need the national names to identify Galleria to shoppers,” Pumpz & Company owner Marlys Badzin told the magazine. “The lesser-known locals can be marbleized into the mix, and then discovered by those shoppers coming here for the stores that are familiar to them. A project of only one-off boutiques will have the same fate as Riverplace.”
With the stores opening this spring, Galleria has reached almost 100 percent occupancy.
Earlier this summer, Galleria announced plans for an expansion meant to draw younger shoppers. The expansion, estimated to be complete by 2016, could include store concept changes and possibly a nightclub, the Star Tribune reported.