As we reported this past Fall, Claire’s is coming to 3530 N. Southport Avenue on the north side of the building, and construction has now started. Claire’s joins several other national retailers that have opened on Southport Avenue in the past several months, including Dr. Marten’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Madewell and The Sill.
Two other national retail players are looking into the second space as of now (TBD on who they are but we should know shortly). As far as an opening date, we have seen build-out take 6+months but based on how fast Abercrombie & Fitch has built out their new space, it could be sometime in early to mid winter 2022.
Claire’s is now hiring and you can visit the job listings here.
What do you think of the newest national retail tenant coming to Southport Avenue?
“Claire’s is a global brand powerhouse for self-expression, creating exclusive, curated and fun fashionable jewelry and accessories, and offering world-leading piercing services. The company operates under two brand names: Claire’s and ICING.
We operate 2,300 Claire’s stores in 17 countries throughout North America and Europe and 190 ICING stores in North America. We also sell Claire’s products in thousands of concessions locations in North America and Europe, and we have more than 300 franchised Claire’s stores, located primarily in the Middle East and South Africa.”