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Two New Stores at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, Extended Saturday Hours

New Buckle and LUSH Stores Set to Open In Time for Spring And Summer Season, New Saturday Hours for Increased Consumer Demand

ANCHORAGE, AK (April 24, 2014) – Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall today announced two new tenants expected to open at the property: Buckle, a denim destination and specialty retailer, and LUSH Handmade Cosmetics. The two retailers will be added to the robust line-up of stores the property has added in the past year including Michael Kors, Sephora and Starbucks. In addition to new retailers moving in, there has been a lot of movement at the property. Hallmark, Journeys and Hot Topic have all relocated to the first floor and Wet Seal will be re-opening at the end of this month. In fact, starting May 3, the mall will extend its Saturday hours, remaining open until 9 p.m. to stay consistent with the restaurants and department stores that currently stay open later than the mall.

“We’re always looking to bring new, exciting retailers to the property,” said Kari Skinner, Director of Marketing at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. “Buckle and LUSH are two brands our shoppers know well and we can’t wait to welcome them to our mall and the Anchorage community.”

Buckle

Buckle will be opening its doors at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall this spring. Known for its unique mix of on-trend clothing, shoes, and accessories, Buckle caters to style-conscious men and women seeking to express their individuality through fashion. Buckle carries a wide selection of fits, styles and finishes from leading denim brands. To help guests complete their looks, Buckle offers tops, footwear and accessories from popular lifestyle labels. In all, Buckle represents more than 200 fashion brands in its stores and online at buckle.com. The store will be interviewing for various positions, including: Assistant Managers, Management Trainees, Sales and Management Interns, Full-time Sales, Part-time Sales, Freight Coordinator and Tailor/Seamstress. Interested applicants should apply online at buckle.jobs.

LUSH

Also new to the property, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics will open its doors at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall this summer. It will be the first location in the state of Alaska, joining popular retailers Nordstrom, jcpenney, Apple Store, Banana Republic, bareMinerals, bebe, Coach, Michael Kors and Sephora.

Extended Saturday Hours

In addition to the two new stores, Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall will extend its regular mall hours on Saturdays beginning next month. Effective Saturday, May 3, the mall will stay open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays, an hour later than before. The new mall hours will be:

            Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

            Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

            Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

This slight change is in effort to accommodate local consumer demands, and better align with the department stores and restaurants operating at later hours.

“We’re excited to be open later for our customers taking advantage of all that downtown Anchorage has to offer on a Saturday night,” said Skinner.

About Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is a distinctive, five level shopping center surrounded by the buzz of Anchorage’s downtown core.  Boasting more than 110 stores ranging from jewelry to electronics to women’s apparel, nowhere else in Alaska offers more choices.  Shoppers seek out its unmatched retail lineup with the only Nordstrom, jcpenney, Apple Store, Banana Republic, bareMinerals, bebe, Coach, Michael Kors, Sephora and Teavana in the state of Alaska. The award winning Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Serving the Government Hill, Bootleggers Cove, Turnagain Arm and Midtown areas as well as the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall has something for everyone!  Whether you’re a tourist, military family, oil mogul, crabber or longtime Alaskan, Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is where you want to shop! Conveniently located at West 5th Avenue & C Street, steps away from the best downtown Anchorage has to offer.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry.  We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit simon.com.

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