When job postings began showing up on Craiglist and Monster last January, many fashion blogs speculated that Zara was coming to Mall of America. But at the time, nary a confirmation was made from an official source.
That announcement finally comes today, as the Mall has proclaimed that the Spanish retailer plans to open a 30,000-square-foot shop in the North expansion. There, it will sell women's, men's, and children's clothing. The location will be one of a few flagship spots in the U.S.
“Zara is a global retail leader and we are very excited to have them as a partner at Mall of America,” says Mall of America leasing rep Liz McLay via press release. “As another first-to-market concept at MOA, this worldwide brand is a testament to the continued demand for flagship concepts in the Twin Cities.”
For those unfamiliar with Zara, the shop can be found throughout Europe, with thousands of of locations. Here in the U.S., about 75 spots have opened up in recent years. The store is known for its fast fashion, with an always-changing inventory reflecting what people are seeing on runways, but at affordable prices. Think $60 dresses, $80 suits, and $20 shirts galore and you're there.
The relatively pricey Anthropologie will also be nearby in the North wing. No hard opening date has been set, but if things go as planned folks will be able to shop there in time for the holiday season this year.
The company also sells housewares via Zara Home, but no plans have been set for that store to come to the Mall.