A handful of new stores are opening inside SouthPark mall this fall.
- Aritzia, a popular women’s clothing boutique known for its high-end yet approachable apparel, will open inside a 9,000-square-foot space across from Arhaus.
- Alo Yoga, a stylish athleisure brand, will open in the Nordstrom wing “just in time for the holiday gifting season, “per a press release from SouthPark mall.
Why it matters: Foot traffic at local malls has fallen since the pandemic — an indication that customers increasingly are opting to shop online. But SouthPark remains relatively buzzy thanks to its addition of new retailers and investments like the West Plaza makeover.
My thought bubble: Charlotte needs more retail options and the addition of well-known brands like the above, and others planned for Concord Mills, are signs that Charlotte is getting cool. Like, Zara-worthy cool.