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[/caption] Bloomingdale's final day at Mall of America is coming up fast, but two months after Mall of America announced plans to turn the anchor space into a fashion wing featuring international, fashion forward retailers, no specific stores have been announced. Zara and Topshop are among the stores I hear shoppers pining for most passionately, meanwhile, just last week, Women's Wear Daily reported that Topshop will open in Las Vegas next month and in Los Angeles in 2013--with no mention of MOA. (Topshop does have a store in Chicago.) I shopped Topshop last week in New York, and no doubt about it, the UK chain knows how to do trend. Three floors of every current, crazy, glam, glizy, preppy, edgy, rockin' look imaginable at reasonable (albeit, not H&M cheap) prices. I tried on a trench coat, I pondered a patterned dress, but nothing screamed "must have." Then I walked up Broadway to Uniqlo, the fast growing Japanese retailer that offers "casual clothes for all," and I immediately wanted to stock up. Uniqlo anchors its offerings in basics, but with a fashionable flair that feels very modern. It's everything you want and need right now, from t-shirts to lightweight cashmere to zip up track jackets to colorful socks and coats. I settled on a lightweight, graphic print scarf by Orla Kiely, a new designer partnership for Uniqlo. It was just $12.90 (compared to the $60 one I considered at Madewell). I could have, and probably should have bought more, since Uniqulo, which currently has just three U.S. stores, all in New York, does not yet sell online. Mall of America would be the perfect place to introduce the rest of the country to this fab brand. It's definitely on my wish list for MOA. Here's hoping there are some stores to announce soon.