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This just in: Zara, the Spanish clothing and accessories retailer that global tastemakers and style bloggers are utterly obsessed with, has just inked a ten-year lease to open a whopping 27,000-square-foot flagship boutique at Brookfield's FIGat7th shopping center in Downtown LA. The store is slated to unveil next spring.
This is yet another amazing addition to DTLA's ever-growing retail scene, which already includes a CityTarget (also located at FIGat7th), a ton of rad indie shops, as well as the upcoming Urban Outfitters at Rialto Theatre and Acne in the Eastern Columbia Building, which will be the Swedish retailer's largest store in the world.
Brookfield's Ed Hogan notes that Zara's "commitment to open a flagship store in the heart of downtown LA is a defining moment for the future of retail in downtown LA." The new flagship will feature styles for men, women and children, and is expected to employ 60 people.
Update: An earlier version of this article included a quote mistributed to Zara.
· Zara [Official Site]
· Acne to Ross: Navigating DTLA's Booming Retail Scene [Racked]
· Why Acne Is Opening Its Largest Store Ever in Downtown LA [Racked]
· Confirmed! Urban Outfitters Taking Over DTLA's Rialto Theatre [Racked]
· Villaraigosa And More VIPs Cut the Ribbon at DTLA CityTarget [Racked]