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Nearly 6,000 square feet of Timberland boots are headed our way, reports PhillyDeals. The global retailer of rugged work boots/lifestyle footwear and apparel has scooped up the 1709 Walnut Street space left vacant by Alfa American Tavern in an apparent effort to make the shopping experience of this little slice of Walnut Street even more schizophrenic. (Timberland's existing and soon-to-open neighbors include Zara, Stuart Weitzman, Vince, Dr. Martens, and Michael Kors.) The flagship is scheduled to open this fall.
Moving on. The article also states that Banana Republic Factory will open a 6,624-square-foot store at 1911 Chestnut Street this winter. Joining forces with Gap Outlet across the street, the store will dominate this section of Chestnut with off-price, sometimes-bland office attire that you don't really want to buy but have to because of your job. For more store opening news, follow this link.
· Timberland, Banana Republic pick Center City stores [PhillyDeals]
· Custom Menswear Company My.Suit Now Open on Walnut [Racked Philly]
· Vince Opening in August, Selected to Debut Men's Footwear [Racked Philly]