BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There is a new shopping option in Boca Raton as Lord and Taylor has opened its doors at Mizner Park.
Lord & Taylor, a division of the Hudson’s Bay Company, opened its new store today at Mizner Park in downtown Boca Raton, Florida. The new two-level, 80,000 square foot store marks the retailer’s return to the Florida market.
“We are so excited to be in the Florida market again and have received a warm welcome from the Boca Raton community,” said Eileen DiLeo, EVP Stores for Hudson’s Bay Company. “We are enjoying reconnecting with both existing Lord & Taylor customers as well as welcoming new shoppers into our store.”
Lord & Taylor is known for a well-edited assortment of premier designers. The new store will reflect this assortment in all product categories including women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty, shoes, and men’s, all of which are tailored for the Boca customer and the Florida climate. Some of the marquee brands include Michael Kors, Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Stuart Weitzman and Coach.
The new Lord & Taylor store will feature the company’s latest store design; an upgraded shopping experience in an elegant and sophisticated boutique environment. The store design – which emulates a classic style but with a new, updated twist – is all about glamour, which can be seen in such details as 300 mannequins stationed throughout the space, showcasing strong fashion statements and chandeliers imported from Italy. The store will also offer amenities to customers, including personal shopping, a spa room, valet parking and onsite alterations.
Last night, Lord & Taylor hosted a private party to benefit the Junior League of Boca Raton and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The private event offered guests a first look at the new store and its modern, open concept design, as well as a glimpse into the exciting brands that are offered. Guests included Nina Garcia, Creative Director of Marie Claire and Project Runway judge, Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka, designer Joseph Abboud, Richard Baker, Governor and CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company, Bonnie Brooks, President of Hudson’s Bay Company, Liz Rodbell, Incoming President of Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as leaders from the Boca Raton community.
The store’s grand opening weekend will kick off this morning, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and breakfast. Throughout the day and weekend, shoppers can enjoy a variety of activities, including entertainment by DJ Fono, a self-serve candy bar, cocktails, and a photo mingle station. Lord & Taylor has developed a calendar of events for the rest of the season to generate excitement in the community and to support local charities.
Mizner Park, an open-air, mixed-use center located in picturesque downtown Boca Raton, is the city’s luxury retail, dining, office and entertainment destination. The 236,000-square-foot retail space offers shoppers an unparalleled experience, featuring world-renowned jewelers, top national retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The addition of Lord & Taylor will enhance Mizner Park’s stellar retail line-up, offering shoppers additional options, and filling a void for affordable, designer fashions and accessories.
“Lord & Taylor combines reputation, quality and merchandise that complements Mizner Park’s renowned retail line-up and ambience,” said Richard Pesin, EVP, General Growth Properties, Inc. “Adding this high profile anchor to the center will greatly enhance our guests’ experience here.”
The store’s hours of operation are Mon-Sat from 10-10pm, and Sun from 11-7pm. The new store has resulted in 120 new hires.