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Uncovering Bettie Page

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Bettie Page, now open at Mall of America, confused me at first, I must admit. I figured most women who gravitate to the retro fashions it sells probably shop for the originals, for less, at thrift stores. Then again, thrift can be hit and miss – more miss when it comes to larger sizes. Bettie Page offers ‘50s style apparel and accessories in complete size runs. Prices, while not thrift-like, are in the realm of reality – $120 or so for a dress. And Bettie Page is there whenever you want to shop. There’s something to be said for convenience.

Bettie Page now has six stores nationwide – MOA is the first outside of California. This Saturday, July 9, is a great time to check out the new MOA store: spokes-model and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair – You’ll recognize her from E!’s “Holly’s World” and “The Girls Next Door” - will host two ’50s-inspired fashion shows in the Rotunda at 1 and 3 p.m.

Designer Arrivals for MOA

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Put in white marble floors and the designer stores will follow. Mall of America is getting Armani A|X, Michael Kors and Stuart Weitzman. All three have signed leases to open sizable stores in the remodeled south wing, where Burberry has undoubtedly been a bit lonely.
“We are continuing to lure luxury retailers to Mall of America after the South Avenue renovation,” said Maureen Bausch, MOA’s executive vice president of business development, in a statement today. East Broadway will get a makeover this summer, with a Soho vibe.
Meanwhile, Armani Exchange plans to open this summer, with its street-chic mix for women and men. Michael Kors will follow in the fall, offering the full range of accessories and shoes from the Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors collections, as well as ready to wear, fragrance, watches and eyewear. The Stuart Weitzman store will feature shoes and handbags. All three are firsts for the Twin Cities.
Other newcomers announced today: two international retailers, Barcelona-based clothing chain Desigual and Superdry, a British chain; Bettie Page, a retro shop featuring timeless pieces (think pencil skirts and circle dresses), retro accessories and lingerie from sizes XS to 4X; See’s Candies first year-round store in Minnesota and finally something new (again) for the fourth floor, Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes, which promises “Minnesota’s most unique bowling experience,” video games, sports viewing, burgers and pizza.
Meanwhile, Merrell Shoes plans to open this month on the north side and Naartjie Kids is now scheduled to open on the south side in May. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved