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Del Amo Fashion Center Celebrates Style Evolution And Announces Nearly 100 New Brands Center also adds 2,000-car parking structure along Fashion Way

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Starting today, South Bay shoppers will be able to enjoy new brand name stores and restaurants like Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and Pink’s Hot Dogs as part of the ongoing style evolution of Del Amo Fashion Center. Simon officials and Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey shared the exciting announcements this morning at a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event.

As a result of the ongoing transformation of South Bay’s premier retail destination, Del Amo Fashion Center is expected to add about 100 brands, beginning with the opening today of a 140,000-square-foot Nordstrom.

“The lineup at Del Amo Fashion Center continues to expand, with more selection and retail, dining and lifestyle experiences than ever in store for South Bay shoppers,” said Lindsay Hermance, director of marketing and business development at Del Amo Fashion Center. “We’re excited for what this means for our shoppers and their experience and choices, and also for the momentum this brings to our existing tenants.”

Designers like Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Vince Camuto and a re-located Z Gallerie are set to open South Bay-exclusive stores in Del Amo Fashion Center’s new, state-of-the-art two-level fashion wing, which will open its doors alongside Nordstrom.

In addition, the iconic Hollywood mom-and-pop hot dog stand Pink’s Hot Dogs will join Del Amo Fashion Center’s beautiful new Patio Cafes dining experience, which touts greenery walls, lounge and communal seating for more than 700 people and other exciting dining options like Australian-based Sumo Salad’s first-ever U.S. location and Open Sesame Grill, slated for a 2016 opening. Michelin star-rated Din Tai Fung, a global chain that’s particularly known for its “xiao long bao” soup dumplings, will join Great Maple, FRIDA, and a relocated Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in a restaurant row along Hawthorne Boulevard. Next year will also bring Lemonade and Luna Grill to phase two of the center.

Simon announced additional new names that are slated to be a part of the 100-retailer expansion at Del Amo Fashion Center, including the following retailers:

  • 18 | 18 Fine Men’s Salons
  • A’Gaci*
  • A Pea in the Pod*
  • APEX by Sunglass Hut
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Ay Guey!*
  • BCBGMAXMZRIA
  • Bebe
  • Ben Bridge/Rolex
  • Brow Arc Dry Bar*
  • Charlotte Russe*
  • Chico’s
  • Clarks
  • David’s Tea
  • Eden Sky*
  • Flight 23/Footaction
  • Fly Zone
  • Hot Topic
  • J.Crew
  • Journey’s*
  • Kaitlyn Clothing*
  • Lenscrafters
  • L’Occitane
  • lululemon athletica
  • Madewell
  • Marbles The Brain Store
  • NYX Cosmetics*
  • Nordstrom Espresso Bar
  • Ohana Bros.
  • Oil & Vinegar*
  • Payless
  • Popbar*
  • Sephora
  • Six 02
  • Soma
  • Stride Rite
  • Sugar Nails
  • Sugarcloth*
  • Swarovski
  • The Body Shop*
  • The Walking Company
  • Torrid
  • U.S. Polo Association*
  • White House | Black Market
  • Windsor Fashions
  • Zales

 

*indicates exclusive to South Bay

 

The new list of retailers joins an already outstanding slate of dining and shopping experiences that will call Del Amo Fashion Center’s new, state-of-the-art two-level fashion wing home. These include: ZARA in a two-level, 25,000 square-foot space; H&M in a two-level, 25,000 square-foot store; Victoria’s Secret in a 15,000 square-foot flagship store (twice the size of the retailer’s typical space); Express in an 11,208 square-foot space; and a 10,200 square-foot Uniqlo.

 

Other retailers that have already been announced to be part of the reimagined Del Amo Fashion Center include:

 

  • American Eagle*
  • Arhaus
  • Banana Republic
  • Ben Bridge
  • Cotton On*
  • Cotton On Kids*
  • Express*
  • Flip Flop Shops
  • Fossil
  • FRIDA
  • Frostbites
  • Godiva
  • Gold Elements
  • Great Maple
  • Guess by Marciano*
  • Lane Bryant*
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851
  • KIKO Milano Cosmetics
  • Kipling
  • Lette Macarons
  • LUSH
  • MAC Cosmetics*
  • Melissa Shoes
  • Michael Kors
  • Minamoto Kitchoan
  • PacSun*
  • Papyrus
  • Roberto Durville
  • Steve Madden
  • Sumo Salad
  • Tumi
  • Varga
  • Vera Bradley

 

*indicates relocation

 

Del Amo Fashion Center’s evolving style also includes the construction of a nearly 2,000-car parking structure along Fashion Way, between the Marriott Hotel and Del Amo’s newer Outdoor Village.

In addition to boasting electric vehicle charging stations, the structure gives shoppers direct access to Nordstrom and the new Grand Court, which will connect the Outdoor Village to the grand entrance of the center. The Grand Court, which showcases natural light and an open-air feel, will also be home to the Guest Services center.

Retailers that have already opened their doors at Del Amo Fashion Center include:

  • Aeropostale (only full-line store in the South Bay)
  • Billabong (exclusive to the South Bay)
  • Hollister (exclusive to the South Bay)
  • Oakley (exclusive to the South Bay)
  • Skechers (Flagship location)
  • The Finish Line featuring Nike Track Club (exclusive to the South Bay)

 

The third phase of the project, to be completed in 2016, will include the cosmetic renovation of common areas between Macy’s Men, Home & Furnishings and Sears, and will feature new tile floors, new glass handrails, LED lighting, paint and entrance doors. The relocation of escalators and an elevator in the two-level mall will be complete at that time as well.

For ongoing updates and to learn more about the transformation of South Bay’s retail destination, follow Del Amo Fashion Center on Facebook at facebook.com/DelAmoFashionCenter, Twitter at twitter.com/delamofashion or Instagram atinstagram.com/delamofashion. Check out a 3D architect rendering animation at youtube.com/watch?v=4jO0g8d8Kcs for a bird’s eye perspective on the future Del Amo Fashion Center once this transformational, property wide renovation is complete.

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About Del Amo Fashion Center

Del Amo Fashion Center, a joint venture of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Simon, is the South Bay’s retail destination for shopping, entertainment and dining. Del Amo Fashion Center boasts more than 200 stores, including Macy’s, H&M, Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Coach, and more. Visit the outdoor promenade and enjoy dinner at Stacked or PF Changs before a movie at our 18 screen AMC Theater. The indoor mall offers fashion for women, men and children plus jewelry, footwear and electronics. Del Amo Fashion Center serves the nearby communities of Palos Verdes, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Gardena. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center or call 310-542-8525.

Follow Del Amo Fashion Center on these social media channels:

Twitter: twitter.com/delamofashion

Facebook:  facebook.com/DelAmoFashionCenter

Instagram: instagram.com/delamofashion

 

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

 

About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets

J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $73 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia, as of March 31, 2014. With a 40-plus-year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets’ broad capabilities provide many of the world’s most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure, maritime/transport and energy strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions.

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