Southlake Town Square Announces Plans To Open Kendra Scott, vineyard vines and Bluemercury

Exciting national retailers make new home at Southlake's premier lifestyle destination

May 20, 2015, 08:00 ET from Retail Properties of America, Inc.

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southlake Town Square, a premier lifestyle destination, owned and operated by a subsidiary of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI), is excited to announce the addition of three new national retail brands: Kendra Scott, vineyard vines and Bluemercury.

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travels and sense of community of its CEO and designer.

"I cannot wait to open our doors here in Southlake," said Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra Scott Jewelry. "It is an honor and a thrill to be expanding our retail locations in the fabulous state of Texas. I can't wait to bring the innovation, passion and heart of the Kendra Scott brand to this incredible community."

The 1,067 square foot space, located across from Sephora and J. Crew, will showcase the coveted Kendra Scott Color Bar™, offering shoppers a unique, interactive experience to create customized jewelry in minutes. The Color Bar features a touch screen display monitor, iPads and a kaleidoscope of gemstones and jewelry silhouettes in both gold and rhodium silver settings. The stores shelves will boast signature and seasonal jewelry collections in an array of rich hues that embody the Kendra Scott look.

vineyard vines will be located in a 3,365 square foot space, across from Michael Kors and Apple, where it will bring its signature Martha's Vineyard style to Southlake Town Square. Best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, vineyard vines was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their "ties" with corporate America to start making ties that represented the "Good Life." In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children.

Also opening is Bluemercury, a leading luxury beauty retailer offering cosmetics, skin care, makeup, perfume, hair, and bath and body lines. Products in the 1,138 square foot store located near lululemon will include well-known, high-end luxury beauty brands such as Darphin, Skinceuticals, Trish McEvoy and NARS, as well as  their proprietary skincare brand, M-61, all supported with personalized assistance from a team of highly trained beauty experts.

"It's exciting to announce Kendra Scott, vineyard vines, and Bluemercury opening at Southlake Town Square this year," said RPAI's Jason Kasal, vice president, senior leasing director, south region. "We remain committed to enhancing the retail mix and attracting the most relevant brands for our customers."

All three retailers are expected to open their stores in the fall of 2015.

About Southlake Town Square

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Southlake, Texas, Southlake Town Square is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI). This 130-acre, open-aired, mixed-use development boasts more than 120 specialty retail shops and restaurants, including brands such as Apple, Anthropologie, lululemon, and Sephora, a 14-screen Harkins Theatre, an upscale urban Hilton Hotel, offices, city and county government buildings, a U.S. Post Office and residential brownstones. To learn more, please visit SouthlakeTownSquare.com or call 817-329-5566. Connect socially with Southlake Town Square online via its Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About RPAI

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a REIT and is one of the largest owners and operators of high quality, strategically located shopping centers in the United States. As of March 31, 2015, the Company owned 212 retail operating properties representing 31.3 million square feet. The Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI. Additional information about the Company is available at www.rpai.com.

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