Preppy chic brand J.McLaughlin will open its first Minnesota store at Galleria in Edina this summer. While new to town, the sportswear brand known for its beach-ready classics, already enjoys a following among snowbirds who winter in Naples, Sarasota and the like. J.Mclaughlin offers casual and dress apparel for both men and women, playing heavily on plaids and stripes in vibrant colors with prices not too far north of J.Crew. A perfect fit for Edina.
J.McLaughlin prefers "main street" locations and tends to shy away from malls, but was convinced, in large part, by Galleria's complimentary stores, including Melly, Kate Spade and Twill, retail leasing manager Jennifer Smith says. J.McLaughlin is one of several stores opening soon at Galleria, including David Yurman and Allen Edmonds. Minneosta-based paper brand russell + hazel opened at Galleria just this week, and lululemon is due to open in early March.