San Diego’s largest mall has gone through some recent changes with the addition and expansion of several stores, along with remodeling and improvements to a number of others.
New stores include:
PINK by Victoria’s Secret: The standalone shop opened Oct. 31 with the lingerie retailer’s popular line of PINK products.
GNC: The specialty retailer offers health and wellness products. It opened earlier this year on the upper level.
Lik San Diego: The second and largest gallery by Australian-born landscape photographer Peter Lik opened in August and occupies 5,400 square feet.
lululemon athletica: The store known for its yoga-inspired athletic apparel is on the upper level of the mall and opened in August.
TOPSHOP/TOPMAN: The British fashion retailer opened its first San Diego store at Fashion Valley on Oct. 30. TOPSHOP holds 8,500 square feet on the first floor and features the brand’s premium lines, denim, beauty, accessories and more. TOPMAN occupies 5,000 square feet in the basement floor that includes suits, footwear and more. The brands also offer a stylist service on this floor.
Stores and eateries that have gone through interior or exterior remodels include:
Brookstone: Remodel for the retail store is set for completion on Nov. 19.
Joe’s Jeans: In September the store updated its façade and remodeled its space to give a more relaxed setting for personalized denim fittings.
Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge: Love Boat Sushi was revamped and reopened in mid-September under this new name. The space still includes a sushi bar but added a focus on Japanese small plates and tableside cooking for an interactive dining experience.
Montblanc: This store relocated to the lower level and added new millwork showcasing the entire sales floor from the storefront.
In addition to these recent changes, there is still more to come for Fashion Valley. Express/Express Men is relocating to a larger space on the upper level of the mall with opening slated for early 2015.
The shopping center, owned by Simon Property Group, is also boasting unique features specifically for holiday shopping. Their recently launched “social media holiday concierge” is set to answer holiday-related questions for shoppers at and away from the mall. Through Dec. 31, Twitter users can add the hashtag #FashionValleyConcierge to their tweets and get answers from “digital elves.” Suggested questions include asking where to park for a specific store or inquiring about popular gift ideas.
Simon Guest Services on the mall’s lower level offers a free coat and package check during regular mall hours. Gift-wrapping and photos with Santa will also be available through Dec. 24 at the mall’s Center Court.