Lord & Taylor has just opened a new, 80,000 square foot department store at The Mall at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, New York. It looks great. The glass facade is interesting, and we've got some photos of the interior...
The store's white, bright interior will be replicated in other renovated Lord & Taylor stores, not to mention Hudson's Bay Company stores in Canada. The Hudson's Bay Company owns Lord & Taylor, now all under the direction of retail visionary Bonnie Brooks.
Watch for similar store interiors at renovated Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay Company (aka The Bay) stores in the next several years. Also watch for these retailers to start sharing brands. For example, Z-Spoke by Zac Posen - a Lord & Taylor favorite, is starting to be carried at Canada's Bay stores. And a version of Canada's luxury department 'The Room' at The Bay will eventually be rolled out at selected American Lord & Taylor stores. Watch for hot women's designers like Balmain and Erdem to be carried in fabulously luxurious retail environments.
Speaking of The Room, we'll next be reporting on the recently announced 'The Room' at The Bay in Montreal, Quebec Canada. This should open Fall of 2013, and will be approximately 20,000 square feet of absolutely fabulous.
Lord & Taylor website: www.lordandtaylor.com
Hudson's Bay Company website: www.thebay.com
The Room at the Hudson's Bay Company website: http://www2.thebay.com/theroom