Here’s a scoop that should satiate Ridgedale Center shoppers through several more months of construction: Athleta will open a store at the Minnetonka mall in the fall. A spokesperson for the Gap-owned athletic wear brand confirmed plans to open later this year at Ridgedale.
The mall has been tightlipped about what we can expect in the expanded wing leading to the Nordstrom store that will open October 2. The hope, however, is that Nordstrom will help the west metro center—which has lagged behind Southdale and Rosedale in attracting popular brands—bring in complimentary stores. Athleta, with its focus on upscale active and casual apparel for women, fits that profile perfectly.
Despite the preponderance of yoga and barre studios and fitness centers in the west metro, none of the major active wear brands are there yet. The closest lululemon store is at Shops at West End. Athleta has stores at 50th & France, Mall of America, and Rosedale Center.
From Athleta's spring 2015 collection