Hamilton Place Announces J. Crew Factory To Open This Fall

Thursday, July 24, 2014

J. Crew Factory will open a 5,652 square foot store on the lower level of the two story shopping center later this year.  The new addition will feature fun ready to wear pieces, bold-colored basics and casual classics for men and women.  This family-friendly store will also feature crewcuts, the brand's children's line featuring "mini me" looks in sizes 2 to 14.

“This is an exciting announcement," said Dan Wolfe, general manager for Hamilton Place.  “J. Crew Factory is an excellent match for our shoppers and has been at the top of our ‘must-have’ list for some time.

  We believe shoppers are going to love this value-oriented, fashion forward retailer.”

J. Crew Factory is the latest national retailer to join the Hamilton Place complex that currently features over twenty apparel retailers, exclusive to the area including:  Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Buckle, Hollister, Fossil, Eddie Bauer, LOFT, White House Black Market and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Earlier in July, Destination XL opened at Hamilton Corner, followed by Happy Cakes at The Shoppes, and Chicken Salad Chick opened at Gunbarrel Pointe.







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