For those of you breathlessly waiting for home furnishings retailer Crate & Barrel to come to Nashville, your countdown clock is now under 50 days. The company said Friday is will open its holiday pop-up concept, The Tree Lot at Crate and Barrel, at The Mall at Green Hills on Oct. 23. The store will remain open until the end of the year.
Crate & Barrel will market home décor, festive tabletop, and tree trimming items as well as stocking stuffers from its Crate and Barrel Gift Table and sweets from The Candy Shop.
On pins and needles waiting for the Microsoft holiday store to open in The Mall at Green Hills? Only eight more days, my friend. The pop-up shop will be open for business outside the lower-floor level of Nordstrom starting next Friday.
Every serious shopper knows there are just 65 days until Nashville's Nordstrom opens its doors in The Mall at Green Hills. The Seatlle-based company is busdy prepping and has named 20-year veteran Lori Stein to manage the three-story, 149,000-square-foot store.
Stein was born and raised in the South before beginning her Nordstrom career in 1991 as a salesperson at a store on the west side of Chicago. After stints as a buyer for kids' and women’s clothing, she was promoted to regional and national merchandising roles in women’s apparel. In 2003, she was named manager of the company's store in Skokie, Ill. After five years there, she returned to suburban Chicago to manage that store.
“We’ve been so warmly welcomed by the Nashville community,” said Stein. “The Mall at Green Hills offers a great mix of retailers. We know we are going to have to work hard to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Earlier this month, we reported on the trouble brewing at the United Colors of Benetton shop in the Mall at Green Hills. Donald A. Dey and his corporate shell Uno Dey Co. had been sued by the very company that provides inventory to the upscale clothing store.
The April 29 lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claimed Dey and his operating company were in default of payment for nearly $200,000 in products previously delivered to the store — a violation of a 2005 license agreement between Benetton Trading and the retailer. The distributor was seeking to collect that outstanding balance, plus interest.
In Sunday's Tennessean, one of our eagle-eyed sources spotted an ad indicating the Benetton store was closing and that discounts of up to 70 percent were avaiable. Dey was contacted by phone late yesterday but said he "had nothing to report at this time."
Teen fashion retailer Aéropostale is opening a store at The Mall at Green Hills on Friday.
Tom Johnson, CEO of Aéropostale, said the company is excited about opening the Nashville location. "We are confident that our new Aero store in The Mall at Green Hills will quickly become a favorite shopping destination for teens and moms."
The store offers both men's and women's apparel for teens and young adults, as well as a full range of accessories. Aéropostale currently operates more than 900 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico.
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