Upscale shoe store Aldo was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in 1972, when he opened his first store in Montreal. Aldo has more than 1,750 stores around the world.
American Eagle Outfitters: 187
Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters is popular with teens and young adults carrying everyday clothes, accessories and shoes.
Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft: 218 & 281
Ann Taylor stores are geared toward women's work wear, offering a more conservative look, while Loft is geared toward younger women looking for casual wear for a night out. The company was founded in 1954 by Richard Liebeskind, offering designer dresses for women. Today, it has 1,025 stores under its various brands.
Trendy female clothing and decor store Anthropologie spent about $650,000 to build a 9,354-square-foot store here. Anthropologie, celebrating its 20th year, has 175 stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and also supplies a popular catalog.
Apple Store: 162
The Apple Store is opening a 6,997-square-foot store, estimated at $1.2 million. The Apple Store inside Tampa's International Plaza is 7,000 square feet. The store offers Macs, iPhones, repairs and classroom training. Apple stores are often considered mini-anchors because of their large draw for relatively small spaces.
Artisan furniture company Arhaus will have a 12,000-square-foot space on the first floor near Macy's. Arhaus is known to use natural materials like cherry and elm trees, natural stone, 100 percent organic cotton fabrics and forged iron in its luxury furniture. Arhaus has more than 50 U.S. locations, including stores in Naples and Palm Beach Gardens.
Art of Shaving: 143
The Art of Shaving, started in 1996 as a barber spa for men featuring master barbers and an array of shaving and grooming products, is opening a 714-square-foot shop. The store's founders Myriam Zaoui and Eric Malka met in Miami before moving to New York, where they combined their business and cosmetics experience, making shave oil and gels. Proctor & Gamble, which owns shaving giant Gillette, acquired the company in 2009.
Cosmetology store Aveda was started in 1978 by Horst Rechelbacher, who died in February. The Aveda mall stores are called experience centers and offer aroma therapy and some beauty services.
Banana Moon: 220
Banana Moon is opening a 745-square-foot boutique on the second level of the mall. The California-inspired swimwear company was started in 1984 by Daniel Flachaire, his wife, Veronique Flachaire, and designers Bernard Donati and Nat Maori. The clothes are manufactured in Monaco and feature vibrant colors and designs. This will be the first store for the company on Florida's Gulf Coast. Banana Moon has a store in Miami's Aventura Mall.
Banana Republic: 283
Banana Republic, part of Gap Inc., is considered a luxury, classic apparel retailer in Gap's line-up. It was founded in 1978 in Mill Valley, Calif., before being acquired by Gap in 1983.
Bath & Body Works: 181
Bath & Body Works, known for hand lotions and soaps, was started in 1990 and is based in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
BCBG Maxazria: 273
BCBG Maxazria, founded in 1989 by fashion designer Max Azria, will bring his women's fashions to the mall. Celebrities Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys and Angelina Jolie have all worn the designs. BCBG has more than 570 stores around the world with 175 in the U.S.
Bebe was founded by Manny Mashouf in 1976 in San Francisco, offering contemporary fashion for women. This will be the first Bebe in the Manatee-Sarasota area. The company has two Tampa locations in addition to a store inside the Westfield mall in Brandon.
Radio retailer Bose will have a 1,400-square-foot store beside Saks Fifth Avenue. Bose, known for its compact radios with full acoustic sounds, was founded by Amar G. Bose in 1964, who wanted to find a way to mimic live music through the radio.
Boston Proper: 242
Boston Proper, offering women's wear, first opened its boutiques in 2013 to expand its 25-year-old catalog operations. The new location is expected to be 2,289 square feet.
Upscale accessory chain Brighton Collectibles was created in 1985 after the evolution of men's belt company Leegin. It started its handbag line in 1993. The Los Angeles-based company has more than 160 boutiques around the world.
Brooks Brothers: 228
Brooks Brothers is America's oldest clothing retailer, in business for 196 years. Brooks Brothers sells men's suits and upscale casual wear for men, women and children. The mall location will be the company's standard full-line retail store.
Brow Art 23: 299A
Brow Art 23 will be located on the second floor adjacent to Dillard's. The franchised company, out of Wilmette, Ill., performs a Middle Eastern technique called eyebrow threading, where a piece of thread is twisted into a double strand to remove body and facial hair. The boutiques also apply henna tattoos, eyelash extensions and makeup. It has more than 150 stores in the U.S., with Florida having the most locations.
Trendy women's clothing store Cache operates about 240 stores offering evening wear, sportswear, prom dresses and accessories. Cache was started in Miami in 1976 by Brooklyn-born designer Marilyn Rubinson. Cache also has a store inside the Westfield Southgate mall and International Plaza in Tampa.
Calypso St. Barth: 239
Calypso St. Barth is opening a 1,757-square-foot space. Calypso sells dresses that command $300 to $400 in addition to shoes and accessories that are equally as pricey. Calypso started in 1992 on French Caribbean island St. Barthelemy as a luxury boutique. The Mall at UTC shop will be its fifth location and first in Tampa Bay. The closest Calypso is at the Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay in Naples.
Camicissima Milano: 192
The 1,200-square-foot Camicissima Milano store is part of a southern U.S. expansion by the Italy-based men's shirt and tie retailer. The 83-year-old company has two stores in New York City and more than 100 in Italy.
Smartphone and tablet shop Cellairis offers accessories, cases and repair services. The store allows customers to custom design their own cases with text, photos and art.
Champ's Sports: 197
Bradenton's own Champs Sports will build a new concept store in the Mall at University Town Center. The 5,300-square-foot store will ditch the traditional shoe wall and instead have a bleacher-style display in the center aisle. Champs has a healthy presence in Tampa Bay, including at the DeSoto Square mall, where the chain's first mall store opened in 1988 after it merged with the existing Robbie's. They are now owned by New York-based Foot Locker, which is also bringing its own store, but carries different footwear styles with a broader apparel selection. Champs has about 540 stores, mainly in the Southeast.
Charlotte Russe: 210
Charlotte Russe will open an 8,100-square-foot store on the second level near Dillard's. Charlotte Russe, started in 1975 in Carlsbad, Calif., was named after the French dessert. Today the store is headquartered in San Francisco and has more than 500 locations across the country.
Chico's was founded in Florida in 1983 selling Mexican folk art and sweaters, with its first store on Sanibel Island. Today, Chico's has more than 600 boutiques and more than 100 outlets.
White House | Black Market: 231
The clothing store started in 1985 when a White House boutique opened in Baltimore, then a Black Market opened in 1995 before the stores were combined in 1997 to offer clothes in black and white. The company was acquired by Chico's FAS in 2003, offering affordable designer dresses for women.
Claire's, a discount jewelry and accessories store for teens, will open a 1,500-square-foot store on the mall's second level near Dillard's.
Clarks Shoes: 290
Clarks Shoes, a British shoemaker known for its air-infused footwear, will open a 2,400-square-foot space. The maker and seller of comfortable and casual footwear offers shoes, boots, clogs, sandals, and slippers. Clarks was founded in 1825 in Street, England, by Quaker brothers Cyrus and James Clark. According to the company's website, Clarks was an early innovator, designing the first shoe intended to fit to the contours of the human foot. The company has more than 260 retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Crate & Barrel: 158 & 257
The Chicago-based chain, Crate and Barrel, is opening a 26,000-square-foot furniture and home decor store to add to its fleet of 170 stores in the U.S. Crate and Barrel first opened in Chicago in 1962 as a family business by Gordon and Carole Segal, who were inspired by the design and simplicity of European home goods. Crate and Barrel has five locations in Florida, including stores in Orlando and Tampa.
Arkansas-based department store Dillard's will mark the second store opening in years. The 180,000-square-foot department store will join Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue as anchors. The University Park location and one planned in Las Vegas will be the only Dillard's to open this year. The University Park store is Dillard's second new store opening since 2010.
Diventi Bella: 119
Diventi Bella Fragrances & Cosmetics, a U.S. cosmetics company, uses natural ingredients.
Edward Beiner: 219
Edward Beiner makes prescription eyeglasses and frames and carries designer lines like Ray Ban, Chanel, Gucci and Cartier. The company was founded by Brazilian Edward Beiner, who opened his first store in South Miami in 1981, and now has nine stores - all in Florida, the closest in Naples and Orlando.
Everything But Water: 148
Orlando-based Everything But Water carries designer swimsuits by Michael Kors, Trina Turk and L*Space and has nearly 100 stores in 26 states including International Plaza in Tampa. The University Park store will be Everything But Water's 10th Florida location.
Hip casual clothing store Express, based in Columbus, Ohio, and New York City, was founded in 1980 as a division The Limited called Limited Express. In 2001, Limited combined its Structure line into Express to create a men's and women's store. Today, Express has more than 550 stores across the United States.
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs: 104
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs was started in 1985 and offers repairs while you shop as well as engraving, smartphone repair and custom jewelry design. The Delray Beach-based chain has more than 200 stores in the U.S. and Ireland. This will be the first Fast-Fix in the Bradenton-Sarasota market.
FootGear Outdoor, Natural Comfort: 141A & 142
Ken Atkinson, who owns Martini Import Shoes and Sperry Top-Sider on St. Armands Circle, is opening the Natural Comfort store and reopening his Foot Gear Outdoor store in the mall in neighboring units. The Foot Gear store will also have a Sperry shop-within-a-store, too, similar to his St. Pete Beach shoe store.
Foot Locker: 208
Foot Locker will return to the area after Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker left the DeSoto Square mall. The closest Foot Locker stores to Bradenton are in St. Petersburg and Brandon. This Foot Locker will boast a 3,076-square-feet sales floor. Foot Locker operates 3,473 stores in 23 countries.
Forever 21: 215
Forever 21, a clothing and lifestyle chain for teens and 20-somethings, is known for its wide selection of trendy clothes at low prices. The first location, called Fashion 21, debuted in Los Angeles in 1984. There are 31 Forever 21 stores in Florida, including one in Westfield Sarasota on South Tamiami Trail.
Forever Flawless: 249
Located on the second floor beside Macy's, this Las Vegas cosmetics company sells diamond-infused skin care products and offers microdermabrasion services in a spa environment.
Francesa's Collections: 251
Women's clothing and accessories boutique Francesca's will open its second Sarasota County store this year. The Houston-based clothing company will open a 2,600-square-foot store on the mall's second floor, near Macy's. Francesca's opened a store earlier this year in Sarasota's Westfield Southgate Mall. Started in 1999, Francesca's now has more than 450 boutiques in 45 states. Clothes prices range from $30 to $50.
Casual clothing company Gap, founded in 1969 in San Francisco, has a global presence with brands that include Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, Piperlime and Athleta. Gap has stores at the Westfield Southgate Mall and a Gap Factory Outlet at Ellenton Premium Outlets. Gap had a store in DeSoto Square mall that closed in 2009.
GNC Live Well will have a 1,000-square-foot store on the first level of the mall near Dillard's. GNC, which sells nutritional supplements, has about a dozen locations in the Manatee-Sarasota area, including inside the DeSoto Square mall and the Westfield Southgate Mall.
Children's clothing store Gymboree will have a 1,438- square-feet sales floor. The San Francisco-based retailer, founded in 1986, also runs children's clothing store Janie and Jack, and has locations at International Plaza in Tampa and Mall at Millenia in Orlando.
H&M: 118 & 213
The Swedish-based fashion house -- officially Hennes & Mauritz -- is known for having 160 in-house and 100 patternmakers to produce clothes for men, women and children. It has more than 3,200 stores in 54 countries. The University Park store will be the 17th H&M in Florida and the fourth in the greater Tampa region.
Icing, a division of Claire's, will open a 1,200-square-foot store on the first level of the mall between Aldo and Things Remembered near Dillard's. Icing labels itself as a store "for the 23-year-old young woman," as its sister company Claire's targets girls between 7 and 18. Icing operates 400 stores in North America and offers low-price accessories and jewelry. It has 21 Florida stores, including one at Westfield Brandon.
Swiss watch maker Invicta will open a 1,950-square-foot boutique on the mall's second level near Dillard's. The company was founded in 1837 in Chiasso, Switzerland, and had a renaissance in the 1990s leading to stores around the world. The company, now based in Broward County, has stores inside International Plaza in Tampa and Westfield Brandon mall and will be the first in the Bradenton-Sarasota market. Invicta watches can fetch prices surpassing $300 and even in excess of $500, according to prices posted by department stores online.
Hip clothing store J.Crew started in 1983 as a catalog operation and by 1989 opened its first store in New York City. Today there are 265 J.Crew retail stores and eight Crewcuts stores. The average J.Crew store is 6,300 square feet. J.Crew opened its first store outside the country, in Toronto, in 2011. The company was acquired that year by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners for $3.1 billion, including $1.6 billion of debt. The company adjusts the size of its store according to revenue.
J. Jill: 286
Women's clothing store J. Jill started in 1959 as a single store in the Berskshires of Massachusetts by Karl and Marianne Lipsky and now has more than 225 stores across the country. The couple named its first store Jennifer House after their first daughter and when a second daughter, Jill, came along, it was renamed J. Jill. Talbots purchased the company in 2006. In 2009 it was acquired by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. J. Jill also has locations at the Westfield Southgate Mall in Sarasota and International Plaza in Tampa.
J.S. Trunk & Co.: 291
Samsonite's J.S. Trunk & Co., will open a 1,700- square-foot store on the mall's second level.
The Samonsite company concept store first launched in a Westfield mall in London. The store features top-end lines from Samsonite, American Tourister and High Sierra. The Mall at UTC store will be one of the first for the Hong Kong-based company in the United States, as a U.S. trademark for the name was filed in May.
Jackie Z Style Co.: 248
Jackie Zumba and Brian Kins will open 1,900-square-foot boutique on the second level of the mall near Macy's that replaces their storefront at 1464 Main St., Sarasota. Zumba opened her Sarasota store in 2011, with the goal of providing clothing and personal styling services. Her fiance's interest in fashion helps bring up the men's line, which includes brands like Bogosse, Buffalo, Moods of Norway and Jared Lang.
Janie and Jack: 146
For children from ages "preemie to 6," the Janie and Jack shop will offer little suits, vests, dresses and special occasion wear from a 1,475-square-foot space. Owned by California-based Gymboree Corporation, Janie and Jack has 133 stores nationwide and 11 in Florida. The company's nearest retail store is in Tampa.
Johnston & Murphy: 134
Johnston & Murphy was founded in 1850 in Newark, N.J., making English-style shoes, most famously worn by Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. The company, now headquartered in Nashville, also maintains a factory store at the Ellenton Premium Outlets.
Journeys, a Nashville-based company, appeals to mainly teenagers and young adults for shoes and apparel.
kate spade: 237
kate spade will open a 1,757-square-foot store, its second under the kate spade name to sell her trendy handbags. The company opened its first shop in New York in 1996, a few years after former Madamoiselle magazine accessories editor Kate Brosnahan Spade set out to design "the perfect handbag." Design house Liz Claiborne purchased kate spade for $124 million in 2007, and is now known as kate spade & company. Its stores sell clothing, purses and accessories, and the company operates about 80 retail and outlet stores throughout the U.S.
Kay Jewelers: 171
Kay Jewelers is joining the accessories lineup at the mall with a 1,799-square-foot store. Kay's parent company, Signet Jewelers, is in the midst of acquiring Zales Jewelers, which is also coming to the mall.
Kiehl's, which started out as Brunswick Apotheke in New York's East Village in 1851, before being bought out in 1894 by John Kiehl to become Kiehl Pharmacy, is set to open its first stand-alone store in the area. The company sells potions and lotions that tout anti-aging properties, and also carries a line of men's products. The company has been expanding its standalone stores since L'Oreal acquired Kiehl's in 2000.
LensCrafters started in 1983 promoting custom eyeglasses in an hour and in 1995 introduced Duralens, to be twice as scratch-resistant as regular plastic frames. The company added Ray-Ban prescription lenses to their repertoire in 2012. Luxottica Group, an Italian company, now owns LensCrafters along with Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban and Oakley.
L'Occitane en Provence: 179
L'Occitane is opening an 800-square-foot boutique in the center court of the mall. L'Occitane was founded by a 23-year-old Olivier Baussan in 1976 in the France's Provence region using a distilling method to make soap. L'Occitane makes fragrances, soaps, lotions and men's care products now, ranging from $12 for shea butter soap up to $116 for a 1-ounce bottle of Divine Extract. The company has more than 2,000 boutiques around the world. The Mall at UTC will be the company's 16th boutique in Florida.
Lilly Pulitzer: 244
Lilly Pulitzer, a resort wear retailer, began her clothing line in Palm Beach after escaping New York City. Her clothing line is available at the Island Cabana on Anna Maria Island and at a Lilly Pulitzer store on St. Armands Circle.
Lovesac is known for modular furniture called "sactionals" that can be rearranged to create various layouts with machine-washable covers. The company started out in 1995 when 18-year-old Shawn David Nelson wanted to make the world's largest bean bag chairs. He made his chairs of various foams and dubbed them "lovesacs." He opened his first store in 2001 at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City and appeared on Richard Branson's "Rebel Billionaire" reality show in 2005, where he won $1 million.
Lululemon Athletica: 275
Athletic clothing retailer Lululemon Athletica is opening a 3,000-square-foot store. The Vancouver-based company has a showroom in Sarasota's Burns Court neighborhood that is open Thursdays through Saturdays.
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics: 170
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is opening a 937-square-foot store on the mall's first level in the grand court. The cosmetics company touts its fair trade buying and minimal packaging for its products. The company was founded by Mark Constantine and Liz Weir in Poole, England, who developed cosmetics products that first appeared in The Body Shop before they started a mail-order business. The company has more than 150 shops in North America with products made from two cosmetics kitchens in Canada.
M.A.C. (Makeup Art Cosmetics): 221
MAC, which stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics, was founded in 1984 in Toronto by photographer Frank Toskan and salon owner Frank Angelo before Estee Lauder acquired the company in 1995. The brand is also popular with celebrities including singers Lourde, Rihanna and Kelly Osbourne.
America's iconic department store was founded by Rowland Hussey Macy in New York City in 1858 as a dry goods store before becoming a department store in 1877. The Mall at UTC store will feature the only Bobbi Brown cosmetics store in any Florida Gulf Coast Macy's, a Finish Line shoe shop, a Sunglass Hut shop, expanded cosmetics and jewelry offerings and several cutting-edge technology features for shoppers.
Mayors Jewelers: 240
Mayors Jewelers, which sells both jewelry and watches, will occupy a 1,467-square-foot space in the new mall. Mayors is expected to invest $300,000 in its mall space. Mayors has 17 stores in Florida.
Michael Kors: 225
Michael Kors, whose net worth is valued around $1 billion, is known for designing luxury handbags that fetch hundreds of dollars.
Milan-based stationery and creative company Moleskine will open a company store. Started in 1997 by Francesco Franceschi, the company is known for reproducing notebooks in the style used by Vincent Van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway, who would use pocket-sized, nameless black notebooks. The new store is the only Moleskine company store announced for the Southeast United States.
Motherhood Maternity: 209
Motherhood Maternity will open a 1,600-square-foot store on the second floor of the mall near Dillard's, between FootLocker and Charlotte Russe. Motherhood Maternity is one of five maternity brands by Philadelphia-based Destination Maternity Corp. featuring a variety of clothes for moms-to-be.
Sunglass and sportwear company Oakley will offer its high-tech styles. Mainly known for its fashionable sunglasses with polarized lenses, the company also offers apparel, backpacks, bags and footwear.
Oil & Vinegar: 250
A local pair will open Oil & Vinegar, a 1,300-square-foot store on the mall's second level. The shop offers specialty and high-end oils and vinegars.
Luxury watchmaker Omega will open its sixth Florida boutique store, with the closest in Orlando's Mall at Millenia. Omega's watches can sell for $3,000 to upwards of $8,000 at most specialty stores and special edition watches can easily cost as much as $30,000. They have a reputation for being shock-resistant and anti-magnetic, as well as being on the wrists of celebrities like Michael Phelps, George Clooney and 007, James Bond.
OndadeMar, Colombian luxury swimwear brand, plans to open its fifth U.S. store with a 1,200-square-foot boutique on the mall's second level near Macy's. OndadeMar has a large international presence but has just four stores in the United States: one in Los Angeles, two in Miami and one in Miami Beach. Men's trunks retail for $108 on the company's online catalog while women's bikini sets are upwards of $200.
Organic Nail Bar: 106
This nail salon offers pedicures, manicures, nail lines, a massage chair and more in a clean, brightly-lit setting. The nail bar also has locations in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Pacific Sunwear, or PacSun, will open a 4,000-square-foot store on the first floor near Dillard's. The Anaheim, Calif., clothing company has more than 600 stores and had $17.1 million in sales during the first quarter of 2014.
Pandora, the jewelry store founded in 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and publicly traded in Europe, is opening an 840-square-foot boutique in the mall's center court. Pandora has its line of jewelry in several area stores and also has company stores inside the Westfield Southgate Mall and Westfield Brandon.
Papyrus will open a 1,200-square-foot store on the first floor near Macy's. Papyrus was founded by Marcel and Margrit Schurman in 1950 and has more than 450 stores across the country. The couple handcrafted cards in their kitchen from paper made from the papyrus plant and first opened a retail store in 1973 in Berkeley, Calif.
Peter Elliot Blue: 141
Peter Elliot Blue, a high-fashion men's store known for its full line of clothes and blazers, will open its first store outside of New York City. It also carries clothes for boys. The company's men's store opened in 1977 in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The retailer also boasts a women's shop, a concept store and a shoe shop.
Pottery Barn: 256
Rustic furniture and interior decorating store Pottery Barn is opening an 8,699-square-foot location. The retailer has stores in Sarasota's Westfield Southgate mall and Old Hyde Park in Tampa. Pottery Barn was founded in 1949 and is part of the Williams-Sonoma company.
Robert Graham: 274
Eclectic menswear designer Robert Graham will open his 12th store here. The store is a mix of the founder's name, Robert Stock, and the inspiration of French designer Graham Fowler. Stock had partnered with Ralph Lauren and worked in the fashion industry for 40 years before going on his own, getting his men's and women's shirts in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom before launching his flagship store in 2010.
Saks Fifth Avenue: 120
The American luxury icon opened on New York's Fifth Avenue in 1924 by Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, specializing in fine men's and women's fashions. Relocating from the Westfield Southgate mall, this Saks adds a men's department, Sophie's restaurant and more in this two-level prototype store for Saks. The new store design is a retro-modern design with an exterior light show.
See Eyewear: 160
See Eyewear offers hand-picked fashionable eyewear, appealing to "accessory snobs," according to its website. The store is slated to occupy 1,200 square feet.
Cosmetics store Sephora will open its first standalone mall store in the area, offering upscale beauty products including its own private line. The company is owned by luxury accessories maker Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy and has 1,300 stores in 27 countries. While known to cater mainly to women, Sephora also carries men's cologne, aftershave and shampoo. Sephora has partnered with department store J.C. Penney since 2006 to have its own shop at the retailer's cosmetics counter to help bolster both brands. Those stores are typically 1,500 square feet. The Mall at UTC store will be 3,846 square feet.
Soap Stories: 287
Soap Stories will open a 1,770-square-foot store on the second level beside J.Jill, near Dillard's. The Canadian-based company makes soaps from 100 percent vegetable oil-based glycerin. A handmade bar of soap costs $12 Canadian online, or about $11.17 in U.S. dollars. A men's aftershave gel retails for $100 Canadian, or $93 U.S. The University Park store will be the first for the company in the U.S.
Solstice Sunglasses: 178
Solstice Sunglasses is planning a 937-square-foot boutique, its 23rd Florida location. Solstice has more than 135 stores across the country. The store offers luxury and designer frames and is owned by the Safilo Group, which owns eyewear brands such as Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics and Oxydo.
Soma started in 2004 as a fitted lingerie and loungewear boutique for women. It has more than 15 outlets and 200 stores, including an outlet in Ellenton and a store on St. Armands Circle. The new store is expected to be 2,632 square feet. Both Soma and Boston Proper are part of the Chico's FAS Inc., family of stores that also includes White House | Black Market. The collection of stores targets women ages 30 and up.
Southeastern Guide Dogs: Kiosk
Palmetto-based Southeastern Guide Dogs plans to staff a retail kiosk selling Southeastern Guide Dogs merchandise for pets and people. Employees also will inform people about the organization.
Stuart Weitzman: 229
Luxury shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman, known for selling shoes featuring unusual materials that can fetch $400, will open a 1,600-square-foot store on the mall's second level beside Brooks Brothers and near Saks Fifth Avenue. This would be the sixth Stuart Weitzman store in Florida. Weitzman's passion for shoes can be traced to his father, Seymore Weitzman, who had his own shoe factory in Haverhill, Mass., in the 1950s. The younger Weitzman has built his own shoe empire with celebrities and includes materials such as cork, 24-karat gold, wallpaper and vinyl.
Sunglass Hut: 130
Sunglass Hut, a mall staple, will bring a 750-square-foot store to the mall in the center court between Godiva and Brighton Collectibles.
Started in 1971, the company is part of the Italian Luxottica Group, which owns LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Ray-Ban and Oakley.
Swarovski is planning for a 833-square-foot state-of-the-art boutique. Swarovski was founded in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski in Austria, creating a machine for precision-cut crystal for fashion, lighting and architecture, and the business is still family-owned today. Swarovski is sold in select area department and jewelry stores.
T-Mobile, the fourth-place mobile phone carrier in the nation, will be located on the first floor beside Dillard's. T-Mobile has been revamping its image and service in the last year, offering no-contract options, a new tryout period for phones, upgraded high-speed LTE data service and has an exclusive partnership with Apple to offer call-over-LTE on the iPhone 6.
Talbots, the 67-year-old retailer of women's classic apparel, will have a store on the mall's second level across from Saks Fifth Avenue. The company has nearly 500 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Luxury electric car maker Tesla committed to a 3,000-square-foot showroom on the first floor of the mall near Saks Fifth Avenue. Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is known for making luxury and performance electric cars ranging from $70,000 to $100,000. Tesla has experimented with specialty locations to sell its cars in high-end malls across America, including the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton and Dadeland Mall in Miami.
Things Remembered: 191
Things Remembered will open a 1,200-square-foot store. It is known for its wide array of gifts and for engraving just about anything, even if it wasn't purchased in its store. The company started in 1966 as an engraving shop called Can Do and is now headquartered in Highland Heights, Ohio.
TINA Stephens: 245
Tina Goldfield is preparing to open her second TINA Stephens store. Goldfield, who ran Pilates by Tina around Tampa, started out with her Tees by Tina company making seamless, one-size-fits-most tops for women that could be worn from workout to work. She opened her first TINA Stephens boutique featuring a new line of cut-and-sew clothes alongside the Tees by Tina brand in Charleston, S.C.
Tommy Bahama: 164
Tommy Bahama will open a 4,100-square-foot space adding to its more than 20 Florida stores and outlets, offering casual beach and islandwear. The company was founded in 1992 and started its first restaurant and retail location in Naples. Today, Tommy Bahama is based in Seattle with more than 130 retail locations.
Tumi started in 1975 and takes its name from a Peruvian god. The company started out making soft ballistic nylon bags and continued to make luggage for business travelers. The luggage is usually found in high-end department stores like Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus but now has its own retail stores. The first Tumi store opened in 1997 in Santa Monica, Calif. The company has more than 183 stores around the world.
Vera Bradley: 133
Vera Bradley is bringing its colorful line of quilted purses, accessories, luggage, stationery and gifts to its fifth Florida store. Vera Bradley's website lists 88 stores nationwide. Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, Vera Bradley is based in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Victoria's Secret: 166
Sexy lingerie store Victoria's Secret is owned by L Brands, which manages Bath and Body Works, Pink, La Senza and Henri Bendel.
Vince Camuto: 263A
The New York City native who co-founded Nine West built a new fashion empire that includes BCBG Maxazria, Lucky Brand and Sanctuary. Vince Camuto's eponymous store sells shoes, luxury clothing and accessories. This is Camuto's first store on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Walking Company: 127
The Walking Company, founded in 1995 offering a variety of casual and dress shoes, will have a 1,072-square-foot store. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Walking Company has more than 200 stores, including locations on St. Armands Circle and the Southgate Mall.
High-end cooking store Williams-Sonoma was founded in 1956 selling cookware imported from France and has expanded to more than 250 stores nationwide along with its catalog operation.
Yankee Candle: 115
Yankee Candle is bringing its smorgasbord of smells. The 43-year-old company, based in South Deerfield, Mass., is owned by the Jaden Corp., which owns such brands as Crock-Pot, Oster, Rawlings and Mr. Coffee. While appealing mainly to women -- with fragrances from pine to Peeps -- Yankee Candle also has a line of "Man Candles" that smell of draft beer, rich oak tree, woods and musk, freshly cut grass and hickory smoked bacon.
Z Gallerie: 156
Z Gallerie is known for furniture featuring artistic patterns, as well as offering art, decor, tableware and bedding. Z Gallerie started in 1979 when siblings Joe Zeiden, Mike Zeiden and Carole Malfatti opened a poster shop in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Today, the company has more than 57 stores and is headquartered in Los Angeles. The UTC store will be its ninth Florida location.
Zales Jewelers: 176
Zales first opened in 1924 in Wichita Falls, Texas, by William and Morris Zale and Ben Lipshy creating a credit plan for customers to buy jewelry. Today, Zales has more than 750 stores offering diamond rings, wedding bands, watches and necklaces.