In the mad dash to Nordstrom (you'd think folks in the west metro had been walking around barefoot prior to last Friday), you may have overlooked several other store openings at Ridgedale Center in the new, sun-drenched wing built to capture the Nordstrom magic.
Minneapolis-based men's shirt brand Hammer Made is open in a corner spot on the first level. Upstairs, Banana Republic, Athleta, Tommy Bahama, Michael Kors, Johnston & Murphy, and Lush are now open—good company for locally owned Kisa Boutique, which has opened a permanent store in the new wing following a successful pop-up at the mall. The shop is filled with great jackets and sweaters and other small batches of European lines you won't find elsewhere at the mall. the new Nordstrom wing has plenty of table seating on the first level and contemptrary sofas and chairs upstairs.
More popular stores are on the way, including Creative Kidstuff, Evereve, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma.