And now the news you've been waiting for months to hear:
Zara's downtown Seattle location will open on February 13, 2014.

(Pause for celebratory cheering and dancing.)

You'll still have to shop Zara's chic winter collection online, but get ready for spring styles when the Westlake location opens in February.
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It's been almost a year since we first broke the news that the Spain-based retailer was coming to Westlake, and it seems that the whole city has been on the edge of its seat since. 

The February date is a bit of a bummer for those hoping to shop the 31,000 square-foot store before the new year. But the point is, it's happening. We can almost see the fast-fashion brand's modern, tailored looks taking up prime closet space now.

In the meantime, peruse Zara's fall/winter sale online, and mark your calendars for spring styles in store in just a few short months.

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