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Del Amo Fashion Center—aka America's fifth largest shopping mall—really wants to give neighboring development The Point a run for its money. On top of wooing Nordstrom away from the South Bay Galleria and landing a massive Zara, the once-outdated center has scored Uniqlo and over 60 new shops, all set to open Friday, October 9th.
WWD reports that the legendary mall's major makeover includes Kate Spade, Vince Camuto, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Kiehl's, and Tumi, plus up to 20 more store openings in time for Black Friday. Del Amo's fancy two-story Nordstrom will house Topshop, Topman, an upgraded beauty department, and its cult-cool label-filled Via C shop (which will stock A.L.C., Iro, Rag & Bone, and more).
It's all part of developer Simon Property Group's multimillion-dollar plan to bring the "tired" center up to speed, senior VP of development Chuck Davis tells the trade pub. "Thirty years ago this was one of the four or five great shopping malls in Southern California [but it] lost a lot of the designer and fashion brands — who we're bringing back." He also notes that nothing at Del Amo will be over 10 years old.