Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New stores, renovations headed to Concord Mills

Two new stores are set to open soon at Concord Mills, the mall said, and more retailers are getting a facelift.

Children's clothing retailer Janie and Jack is opening an outlet store near Michael Kors at Concord Mills in May. An exact date hasn't been set. This will be Janie and Jack's first outlet location in North Carolina.

Here's the store's description of itself: "Providing a wide selection of fashion-forward apparel for newborns, toddlers and children up to size 6, the chic children’s retailer will offer finely crafted clothing and accessories at incredible prices."

Buckle is set to open in July, across from Forever 21. The retailer is aimed at young adults. The store carriers designer jeans, apparel, accessories, shoes and accessories. Buckle describes itself as "a leading retailer for trendy young men and women featuring a wide selection of brand names and private label casual apparel, like Buffalo, Fossil, Hurley, Oakley, PUMA and Roxy."

Three retailers are also undergoing extensive renovations. Eddie Bauer Outlet and Off Broadway Shoes are set to reopen in late February, while American Eagle's factory store will reopen in March. And in addition to the updated stores, a touch of sea life is moving to Concord Mills: The mall's new 36,000-square-foot aquarium is also set to open Feb. 20.