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Forever 21 Opens Large Format store along with 10 New Store Openings At South Bay Galleria

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Renowned for their appeal to style conscious and trend-savvy shoppers, Forever 21, with corporate offices in Los Angeles, 23,700 square foot big box format grand opens their newest retail store on Sat., Dec.17, 2011 at South Bay Galleria, one of the South Bay’s leading shopping centers.

A grand opening event is scheduled on Sat., Dec. 17, 2011 at 8 a.m. The first 300 guests in line will receive free gift cards with values of $10, $20, $50 or $100, and one lucky winner will receive a $210 gift card. Other promotions include an Enter to Win a Forever 21 purse filled with accessories and a bonus $100 gift card, this Saturday only. Shoppers will receive 10% off when spending $40 or more on purchases grand opening day!

According to South Bay Galleria Regional Marketing Director, Mickey Marraffino, “With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to for one of the nation’s leading fashion-forward retailers to open their large format store, complete with every brand they offer. This is definitely a great addition to the center.”

Complementing Forever 21® apparel and accessories, the store features the retailer’s other brands, including Heritage 1981®, a lifestyle brand for women; 21MEN™, a line of fresh, fast fashion for men of all ages; Forever 21 Girls™, a girls’ line; Forever 21+™ an extended sizes line; Love 21®, a contemporary women’s line; as well as Love & Beauty, a cosmetics, lingerie, and shoes collection.  For more detail visit

There has been a great deal of interest in the expansion of the South Bay Galleria Forever 21 store. Forever 21 Executive Vice President Larry Meyer shares in this excitement and says, “We are very pleased to provide the people of the South Bay with a larger selection of great fashion at a great value. With the relocation and expansion of our store at South Bay Galleria, we are able to accommodate more brands and new concepts.”

Other retail stores, which recently opened include Bath & Body, Sketchers Flagship, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  Oro Gold, a skin care retailer specializing in body care essentials made with Colloidal Gold opens this month.  In 2012, Aeropostale, (casual active apparel form 14-17 year olds and PS by Aeropostale, (casual, active apparel for 7-12 year olds), Desigual, (a heavily patterned and embellished line of clothing and accessories from Spain who has teamed up with fashion designer Christian Lacroix) a two level H&M store, Chicken Now and Stone Oven (an Artisan bakery and restaurant, serving luscious crusty breads and pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches) will be added to the mall’s collection of more than 135 stores.