The Mall of Acadiana confirmed that Francesca’s Collections, Apricot Lane, Bare Escentuals and Thai Max are joining its mix of retail tenants. Additionally, Crazy 8, a children’s apparel store, has just opened in the mall next to Bath & Body Works.
Francesca’s Collections opens this summer next to The Limited and will carry eclectic, fashion-forward styles in women’s clothing, accessories and gifts. Apricot Lane, named a “Hot Concept” winner recently by the International Council of Shopping Centers, will also open this summer near Chico’s. A franchised store, it features branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories.
Apricot Lane retail boutiques are supported by the franchise company Country Visions. Former firefighters and furniture retailers Ken Petersen and Tom Brady opened their first retail gift store in August 1991 at Vacaville, Calif., under the name Country Clutter.
Also joining the retail lineup is Bare Escentuals, which is locating near Center Court and carries mineral cosmetics, as well as skin care and body care products.
Thai Max is already under construction in the food court.
The mall is owned by Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc.
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