Moving & Shaking

Retail Refreshment at Pacific Place

Times are a changin' at the downtown mall with spring lineup of remodels, relocations, and fresh faces.

By Amanda Zurita May 20, 2013

Pacific Place just might be one of the brightest, shiniest shopping centers downtown. And there's a reason for that: a mall-mandated remodel every ten years. This spring some retailers are getting ahead of the game, and others are making moves or setting up shop for the first time. Check out our roundup of retail refreshment happening on Pine now. 

The view from up here might look a little different come June.
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By June 15 we can expect to see a whole new Barneys. The anchor store has been working for months on a face-lift that will move all womenswear to the top floor and finally bring in Co-Op shoes for the ladies. Stay tuned for news of parties, events, and Simon spotting

After just nine short months at its current third-floor location, local handbag and accessories retailer Emilie Sloan is moving on down to a temporary 1,300 square-foot space on the first floor. To further the shuffle, lingerie brand Soma Intimates makes a quick hop from its current neighboring space to take over Emilie Sloan's vacated storefront.

The once-temporary Trophy Cupcakes kiosk will wheel its way down the hall to park in front of Victoria Secret. (Don't fret cupcake lovers, it's still on the same floor).

brings its high-tech shopping-of-the-future system to Pacific Place's first floor in early June. The jeans retailer aims to take traditional shopping conventions—salespeople, cash registers, stacks of product, and the like—out of the equation by streamlining the process with robots and cell phone apps. The downtown opening marks the second location in under a year, so we'd say it's catching on.

Taking over Trophy's space: local retail giant Microsoft (maybe you've heard of it?). Starting June 21, the tech company will set up a small kiosk outside the Nordstrom sky bridge where customers can sample the brand's selection of computers, phones, tablets, and gaming systems.


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