Nike, one of the world’s largest athletic apparel companies, will join the British luxury fashion house Burberry and furniture/houseware manufacturer CB2 at Santa Monica Place, occupying key retail spots at the mall, which is scheduled to open in less than a year after a significant renovation in which the roof was ripped off, creating an open-air shopping center that takes advantage of ocean breezes and better connects with the Third Street Promenade and Civic Center.

Nike will be a two-level, 19,707-square-foot store at the high-profile entrance right across from the promenade; CB2 will take two levels totaling 14,436 square feet at the Fourth Street entrance; and Burberry, with 3,133 square feet, will take center stage on the main level’s signature plaza.

“This group of exceptional stores, totaling more than 37,000 square feet, adds to the considerable depth of the retail mix at Santa Monica Place — with three marquee retailers, two at key entrances and one at the heart of the project,” said Anne Singleton, vice president of leasing, for Macerich Co., which owns the mall. “The project’s momentum is terrific and we look forward to many more announcements this fall.”

In August, Macerich announced the addition of five other tenants, including designer Michael Kors, Ted Baker, a United Kingdom clothing company for men and women, Swarovski, the famed European retailer of crystals, Bernini, a Southern California based seller of menswear, and Angl, a trendy clothing boutique for young women.

Macerich already has on board a slew of restaurants — Ozumo Sushi, XINO Restaurant + Lounge, Pizza Antica, La Sandia and Zengo — as well as more than a dozen retailers, including Joe’s Jeans, Kitson, True Religion, Coach and Ed Hardy.

Bloomingdale’s, which selected Santa Monica Place as the site for its first SoHo concept store outside Manhattan, and a new Nordstrom will also serve as anchor tenants.

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