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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060918/LAM080LOGO) "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.
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