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City Foundry - Tenant Rumors

The work is progressing at the City Foundry site and now there are rumors of some of the potential tenants -- all are new to St Louis and would signify a great shift in the retail market in the city. Check the list out below - any others you would like to see? ;-)

Reformation Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, the company designs and manufactures the majority of its products in its factory located in downtown Los Angeles. Other products are produced by responsible manufacturing partners here in the U.S. or abroad using sustainable methods and materials, according to the company’s website.

Patagonia Back in 2014, we learned that Patagonia and others were eyeing retail in re-made street level space at the Chase Park Plaza. Though receiving approval from the city’s Preservation Review Board, that plan has gone nowhere. The nearest Patagonia retail store is in Chicago. The next closest? Atlanta.

Zara The company is #53 on Forbes “World’s Most Valuable Brands” list with a value of $10.7B and annual sales of $15.9B. Zara added 77 stores in 2015. Currently, the nearest store to St. Louis is in Chicago. Zara opened its first store in the coastal town of A Coruña in the northwest of Spain in 1975. The company now has more than 2,100 stores in 88 countries.

Need Supply Founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1996, the company initially focused on selling vintage Levi’s, later expanding its inventory to include a variety of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Need Supply launched its online presence in 2008 and opened stores in Shibuya and Kumamoto, Japan in late 2015. Reportedly, storefronts in New York and Los Angeles are in the works as well.

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