BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today announced the first 20 retailers – all new to the market and most new to the state – coming to City Creek Center, the 700,000-square-foot retail component of City Creek, the major mixed-use development rising in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The shopping center officially opens on March 22, 2012.
Along with anchor department stores Macy's and Nordstrom, the shopping center will feature approximately 80 stores and restaurants, including many nationally recognized names making their Utah debut, such as Coach, Brooks Brothers and Tiffany & Co.
The following retailers will make their market premiere exclusively at City Creek Center. Marked by an asterisk (*) are those new to the state, as well.
*77kids® by american eagle® - Offers on-trend, high-quality clothing and accessories for kids in sizes two to 14 online and at 22 stores in the U.S. The 77kids brand also includes little77®, a line of clothing and accessories for babies zero to 18 months. 77kids draws from the strong heritage of American Eagle Outfitters® with a point of view that's thoughtful, playful and real. Like American Eagle® clothing, 77kids focuses on great fit, value and style. All 77kids clothing is backed by the brand's 77wash™ and 77soft™ guarantees to maintain size, shape and quality and to be extremely soft and comfortable through dozens of washes.
BCBGMAXAZRIA - Taking its name from the French phrase bon chic, bon genre, Parisian slang for "good style, good attitude," one of fashion's hottest brands embodies European sophistication and American spirit. Building on the success of his women's ready-to-wear line, founding designer Max Azria has redefined the designer category by offering innovative, high-quality clothing at contemporary price points. The complete lifestyle brand for women features evening dresses, swimwear, footwear, handbags, small leather goods, eyewear, watches and more.
Bose - The complete line of innovative Bose® products and accessories will be featured, including Lifestyle® home entertainment systems, Wave® music systems, QuietComfort® Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones, SoundDock® digital music systems, and the Bose VideoWave® entertainment system. Visitors can interact with products and receive demonstrations from Bose experts, and an in-store theater show provides customers with an experience available only at a Bose store.
*Brooks Brothers/Brooks Brothers Women - As America's oldest apparel retailer, founded in 1818, Brooks Brothers has been an institution that has defined American style through fashion innovation, fine quality and legendary service. In its first Utah location, Brooks Brothers at City Creek Center will offer clothing for the entire family – both tailored clothing and sportswear for men, an elegant collection of apparel and accessories for women and a complete range of casual and formalwear for both boys and girls.
*Coach – In the last decade, Coach has emerged as America's preeminent designer, producer and marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men including handbags, luggage and travel accessories, wallets, outerwear, eyewear, fragrance and fine jewelry. The brand is known for its unique combination of original American attitude and design, a heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, superior product quality and commitment to customer service.
*Cotton On - Renowned for its globally relevant fashions at affordable prices, trend-setting Australian brand Cotton On has quickly become a fashion phenomenon with more than 800 stores worldwide. Cotton On at City Creek Center, the brand's first in Utah, will offer the latest looks in men's and women's clothing and accessories.
The Limited - Drawing on nearly 50 years of presence in American shopping centers, The Limited is an iconic, specialty fashion retailer that offers high-quality, private-label apparel designed with the modern woman's "personal success" in mind. From versatile suiting systems for the office to the latest looks for day and night, The Limited is the destination for trend-right fashion for any occasion.
*L'OCCITANE - From the sun-drenched countryside of the south of France, L'OCCITANE harvests natural ingredients and distills essential oils for effective and sensorial skincare, body care and fragrance products. With traceable ingredients, experiential formulas and a commitment to social responsibility, L'OCCITANE unites nature and lifestyle to provide peaceful, earthly calm with the benefit of visible, tangible results.
*Love Culture - With the latest styles for fashion-conscious women at affordable prices, Love Culture fashions are inspired by independent, empowered and confident women. The store will feature a huge selection of fashions and accessories, including clothing, jewelry, bags, sunglasses and more, and promises a fun, dynamic atmosphere that is always one step ahead in design, style, fashion and value.
*LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics - Fast-growing LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an upbeat British brand specializing in ethical bath and body products that are minimally packaged and loaded with fresh ingredients. LUSH hand-makes fragrances and skin care, hair care, bath and body treats using fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils, sustainably sourced ingredients and without testing on animals.
*Michael Kors - City Creek Center is Utah's first location for the namesake lifestyle store of one of America's preeminent designers for luxury sportswear. Established in 1981, his company currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors lifestyle labels. The City Creek Center store will carry women's ready-to-wear apparel as well as shoes and accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry and a full range of fragrance and beauty products for both women and men.
*N3L Optics - The revolutionary sunglass store committed to carrying the world's best assortment of sport performance sunglasses. Driven by innovation, N3L Optics provides interactive retail technology and highly trained store associates that will forever change the way performance eyewear is discovered.
*PANDORA - City Creek Center will host the immensely popular jewelry brand's first full-line boutique in Utah. Known for its high-quality, hand-finished designs in sterling silver and 14K and 18K gold, PANDORA captures the unforgettable moments of life with romantic and feminine pieces that inspire women to embrace their individuality and style. The affordable luxury collections of charm bracelets, earrings, necklaces, watches and rings with handset gemstones make perfect gifts for every occasion and can be combined, matched, layered and stacked to create uniquely personal expressions.
*Papyrus - Papyrus' first store in Utah is the destination for celebrating life and all of its moments, with an ever-expanding array of modern and elegant products. Custom-printed announcements, products for entertaining, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags, stationery, note cards, journals and unique gift products are presented in an inviting gallery setting, with friendly and helpful staff.
*Porsche Design - Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a particular focus on technically inspired products. Established in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Porsche Design stands for products that are functional, timeless and purist in design, characterized by technical innovation. The product portfolio includes watches, sunglasses, luggage, a fashion collection for men and women as well as sports apparel, men's shoes, electronic products and a men's fragrance line, all designed at the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See, Austria.
*Swarovski - Since 1895, the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry has captivated and delighted customers with its flawlessly brilliant crystal creations. Swarovski's many collections fuse cutting-edge technology with precision and art. The City Creek Center boutique will showcase the unmistakable elegance of Swarovski's full range of fashion jewelry, accessories and watches, as well as home accessories and decor objects.
*Texas de Brazil Churrascaria - At its first location in Utah, fast-growing Texas de Brazil treats diners to a unique dining experience. Here authentically costumed Gauchos, or Brazilian cowboys, journey through the restaurant with skewers of sizzling meats cooked in the traditional churrascaria style – over an open flame -- and carve them tableside for diners. An elaborate, seasonal salad area features appetizers, soups, salads and sides, including the popular house-baked Brazilian cheese bread, and decadent dessert selections make for a memorable dining experience.
*Tiffany & Co. - Boxes and bags of a certain, unmistakable blue are coming to Utah when Tiffany & Co., the world leader in luxury jewelry, opens its first store in the state at City Creek Center. Here customers will find an array of renowned Tiffany & Co. collections, including exquisite diamond engagement rings; new Elsa Peretti cabochon gemstone rings; the singular designs of Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger and Frank Gehry; fashion jewelry and watches; and a sophisticated new collection of leather goods and elegant accessories, china and crystal gifts.
*TUMI - TUMI is the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories. TUMI's heritage of design excellence is one that appeals to the most sophisticated and demanding consumers who choose only the best international brands to complement their unique lifestyles. TUMI's success over the past three decades can be traced to its continual focus on its founding principles of design excellence, functional superiority, technical innovation, best-in-class quality and outstanding customer service.
*Yankee Candle Company - As America's favorite brand of premium scented candles, Yankee Candle Company offers the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to its renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, the brand also provides a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.
This extraordinary list of retailers joins Blue Lemon, Deseret Book and the City Creek Center Food Court restaurants – Bocata, Chang Chun, Great Steak, McDonald's, Roxberry Juice Co., Sbarro, Subway, Suki Hana and Taste of Red Iguana – that are already open for business.
City Creek Center opens March 22, 2012. Bordered by South Temple, 100 South, West Temple and State St., the center is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just blocks from I-15 and I-80, and a 10-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. The centerpiece of a sustainably designed urban community, City Creek Center features a unique shopping environment with a retractable roof, a creek winding through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more. Anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom, this world-class fashion and dining destination will offer approximately 80 stores and restaurants in a casual, walkable environment. For information and updates, visit www.ShopCityCreekCenter.com.
Taubman Centers is a real estate investment trust engaged in the development, leasing and management of regional and super regional shopping centers. Taubman's 26 U.S. owned, leased and/or managed properties, the most productive in the industry, serve major markets from coast to coast. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and its Taubman Asia subsidiary is headquartered in Hong Kong. Founded in 1950, Taubman celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010. For more information about Taubman, visit www.taubman.com.
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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to the continuing impacts of the U.S. recession and global credit environment, other changes in general economic and real estate conditions, changes in the interest rate environment and the availability of financing, and adverse changes in the retail industry. Other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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