Westfield Santa Anita Announces Highly Anticipated Retailers Opening Fall and Winter 2006 New Arrivals Include National and International Fashion Leaders, Continuing

to Deliver Westfield Santa Anita's Pledge to Serve Diverse San Gabriel

Valley Customer Base



    ARCADIA, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- An exciting line-up of new
 retailers are joining Westfield Santa Anita as part of the center's ongoing
 pledge to deliver unmatched, something-for-everyone shopping, including
 unique and stylish retail stores opening through Fall and Winter 2006. New
 arrivals include children's stores, such as recently opened Pumpkin Patch,
 overflowing with 'seriously fun' clothing, and Janie and Jack, opened
 September 14, featuring "precious little baby things." Westfield Santa
 Anita will also welcome cutting-edge, contemporary fashion for men and
 women with shops such as Marciano, a new concept from GUESS with
 runway-inspired attire designed specifically for fashion-forward women,
 opening in early October, and the highly anticipated H&M, one of the
 world's leading fashion retailers and the go-to store for the season's
 hottest fashion trends across the globe. H&M will open the doors of its
 third Los Angeles-area location at Westfield Santa Anita this November.
 With new fashions arriving in stores every day, L.A. shoppers will always
 be surprised by the fresh selection of merchandise. The Westfield Santa
 Anita location will carry fashions for ladies, men and teens, as well as
 H&M's signature lingerie department.
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     "This has been a year full of growth for Westfield Santa Anita," says
 Michael Lattanzio, General Manager, Westfield Santa Anita. "With more than
 10 fantastic new stores added to the already diverse mix of fashion,
 lifestyle, entertainment and restaurants, we are delivering an exciting
 town center experience that provides our customers with an unmatched
 shopping and dining experience."
     New retailers to open during Fall 2006, include:
 
     *  Janie and Jack -- a specialized retailer providing "precious little
        baby things" for newborns and toddlers.  All of Janie and Jack's
        collections feature the finest craftsmanship in addition to vintage
        fabrics and hand-embroidery to create timeless heirlooms for little
        ones.
 
     *  H&M -- Hennes & Mauritz, one of the world's leading fashion retailers,
        has been the go-to store for the season's hottest fashion trends across
        the globe, proving that design is no longer a question of price.  H&M's
        own designers and buyers create the company's trendy and affordable
        collections, offering a wide range of clothing -- everything from
        fashion basics to the latest "must haves."
 
     *  Marciano -- the first brand extension from Guess Inc. will be
        opening this fall at Westfield Santa Anita.  This specialty store
        markets a runway inspired clothing line for today's contemporary "it
        girl" combining glamour with everyday fashion.  They will offer a
        variety of women's apparel, handbags, footwear and jewelry.
 
     *  Pumpkin Patch -- with nine retail stores in the United States, Pumpkin
        Patch has planted its latest seed at Westfield Santa Anita.  Carrying
        product encompassing babywear to kidswear and even items for modern,
        fashion forward moms-to-be, Pumpkin Patch is one-stop shopping for
        distinctive, fashionable clothing.
     As part of Westfield Santa Anita's ongoing revitalization, even more
 fashion forward, upscale retailers have committed to joining the new
 sophisticated outdoor shopping "Promenade" precinct slated to open in
 Summer 2008. These popular, sought after retailers will be set outdoors
 surrounded by lush landscaping, comfortable seating, water features and
 locally inspired architecture and will include shops such as Banana
 Republic, designed to make sophisticated fashion collections more
 accessible; Coldwater Creek, a one-stop-shop for the professional woman
 with little time and a sense of discovery; Lucky Brand Jeans, rooted in Los
 Angeles and known for innovative, quality denim and clothing for the
 youthful and courageous; and Swoozie's, opening its first location in
 California, was established on the basis of "celebration" and will carry
 the largest selection of designer invitations in the country, covering all
 occasions.
     Additional retailers for the outdoor Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita
 include Ann Taylor Loft, Chico's, J. Jill, Jos. A. Bank, Talbot's and White
 House/Black Market.
     New retailers to open in Summer 2008, include:
 
     *  Ann Taylor Loft -- fashion-forward collection for women seen time after
        time in the pages of fashion magazines such as Glamour and Marie Claire
 
     *  Banana Republic -- designed to make sophisticated fashion collections
        more accessible for men and women
 
     *  Coldwater Creek -- a one-stop-shop for the professional woman with
        little time and a sense of discovery
 
     *  Chico's -- exclusively designed, private-label women's clothing and
        related accessories with the touch of amazing service
 
     *  J. Jill -- seeks to connect elements of comfort and style with a
        variety of sophisticated casual lifestyle clothing for women
 
     *  Jos. A. Bank -- an extensive selection of beautifully made, classically
        styled tailored and causal clothing for men
 
     *  Swoozie's -- opening its first location in California, is a unique
        store established on the basis of "celebration" with the largest
        selection of designer invitations in the country, covering all
        occasions
 
     *  Talbot's -- a specialty retailer of classic women's apparel and
        accessories for "head-to-toe" wardrobing
 
     *  White House/Black Market -- a specialty retailer of exclusively
        designed, private label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing and
        complimentary accessories for women
     "Westfield is dedicated to delivering a quality retail experience in a
 safe, family-friendly environment," continued Lattanzio. "Each retailer
 that joins Westfield Santa Anita has something unique to offer our
 customers. Stay tuned for more details as we will have much more to share
 in the upcoming months."
     Westfield Santa Anita has broadened the shopping experience for
 customers throughout 2006 by recently adding the following retailers:
 CompMedia, Crispy Cone, Dona Rosa, GUESS, Jump 'n Jammin Children's
 Entertainment Center and Torrid.
     About Westfield -- Westfield Santa Anita is owned by the Westfield
 Group (ASX: WDC), an Australian-based company with interests in 120
 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the
 United States. The Westfield America portfolio includes 60 shopping centers
 that are home to more than 9,000 specialty stores and comprise
 approximately 64.6 million square feet of leasable space in California,
 Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New
 Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.
 
 

SOURCE Westfield

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