Zara to Open Highly Anticipated New Store at The Bellevue Collection

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The Bellevue Collection announces Zara, one of the hottest retailers in the world, is coming this fall to its major lifestyles center, Bellevue Square.

The Bellevue Collection, located in Bellevue, Washington, announces today that one of the hottest retailers in the world is coming this fall to its major lifestyles center, Bellevue Square. Zara, owned by the Inditex Group, will open in Bellevue Square’s South Common (former site of JCPenney) with a nearly 26,000 sq. ft., one-level store featuring on trend apparel for women, men and children, such as outerwear, dresses, trousers, blouses, footwear, accessories and more.

The company is expanding throughout the country with Inditex planning to open over a dozen new Zara stores in 2015 in other major cities such as New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Sacramento, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Puerto Rico.

“Bellevue Square is a perfect match with the Zara customer and we are delighted that the Bellevue and entire Eastside community is among such prestigious metropolitan cities from around the country that will welcome their new store,” says Kemper Freeman, Chairman and CEO of Kemper Development Company. “The curation of a prior department store space at Bellevue Square offered the perfect opportunity for us to approach Zara. We are able to provide an amazing new space with a large retail footprint that is perfect to showcase their full collection for men, women and children to our guests. Zara will be an exciting and coveted addition to Bellevue and the entire Bellevue Collection mix of fashion apparel this fall.”

The addition of Zara is a major milestone in the overall expansion plans for the South Common area of Bellevue Square. Last month, Uniqlo announced its first-to-market retail location in the same area and additional retailers are in various stages of negotiations to complete the leasing of the new space.

Exact opening date for Zara will be announced closer to its opening this fall.

About Zara
Zara is owned by the Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retail groups. In addition to Zara, Inditex has 7 other brands: Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe. The Inditex Group has more than 6,600 stores in 88 markets. Inditex entered the US in 1989, when it opened a Zara store in New York. Today, Zara has 56 stores in more than 20 cities. These new stores build upon significant new openings made in 2014, featuring stores such as Seattle's Westlake Center, FIGat7th in Downtown L.A, Los Cerritos Shopping Center in California, and Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

About The Bellevue Collection
Located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, The Bellevue Collection, owned by Kemper Development Company, includes Bellevue Square, a super-regional upscale shopping center, Bellevue Place, a mixed-use property featuring the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and small boutiques and Lincoln Square, anchored by Lincoln Square Cinemas, restaurants, home furnishings and The Westin Bellevue. This distinctive collection features 250 of the finest shops, 30 destination restaurants, a 16-screen premier cinema, 1,100 luxury hotel rooms and 10,000 free retail parking spaces, all in one location. The Bellevue Collection is a shopping, dining and nightlife, and entertainment experience unlike any other in the region. It is located on Bellevue Way between NE 4th and NE 10th Streets in downtown Bellevue, just across Lake Washington from Seattle.

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