Shop Talk: Nike Debuts in LA & HBC Joins American Dream Complex in NJ

Nike The Grove
Nike's new flagship in The Grove complex in Los Angeles.
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Nike Plants Its Foot in The Grove

This week, Nike unveiled its newest L.A. flagship, located in The Grove shopping complex on West Third Street, which is also houses major retailers Nordstrom, Coach, Michael Kors and Ugg Australia. The store spans 31,000 square feet stretched over three levels and features the full range of Nike footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids in a variety of sport categories, from basketball and running to golf and the outdoors. Like many of Nike’s flagships, the store design speaks to the local flavor and offers unique elements, such as a mural by L.A. artist Tristan Eaton and reclaimed wood from L.A. County high school gym floors. The multistory “We Are L.A.” mural (pictured above) is an homage to local sports teams and Nike’s iconic athletes.

Hudson’s Bay Banners Join American Dream Roster

New Jersey’s forthcoming American Dream shopping-and-entertainment project can boast three additions to its retail lineup. Hudson’s Bay Co. has inked a deal with property owner The Triple Five Group of Cos. to open three of its banners — Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Saks Off Fifth — in the 3 million-sq.-ft. complex, which is slated to open in 2017. The Saks and Lord & Taylor stores will be located in “The Collections” area of American Dream, which is focused on luxury and lifestyle offerings. The Saks Off Fifth store will be situated in the off-price area on the third level. In addition to a retail component, American Dream New Jersey will offer restaurants and entertainment and is expected to attract roughly 40 million visitors a year.

Dick’s Extends Field & Stream Partnership

Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to roll out new doors for its All American Sports Center concept, created in partnership with Field & Stream. After opening the first location in July in Mobile, Ala., the companies will debut two locations next week, in Columbus and Polaris, Ohio. The All-American Sports Center is a hybrid concept, featuring both a Dick’s store and a Field & Stream shop, to provide a complete selection of both sports and outdoor merchandise. Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods has been busy developing innovative retail banners: Earlier this summer, it also launched the women’s-fitness boutique Chelsea Collective.