A Value-Conscious Fashionista’s Fantasy
Former Orchard Supply Hardware location at Fallbrook and Victory in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley to become the area’s first Stein Mart department store.
Founded by the grandfather of current chairman Jay Stein just after the turn of the 20th century, Stein Mart has evolved in conceptual approach to encompass a nationwide network of easy-to-access freestanding outlets. The merchandise carried by this instantly-recognized chain includes current-season, brand-name fashion for women and men, accessories, home décor, linens and even shoes, with prices advertised up to 60-percent below those of other department stores. Now, the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles – famous for its glamorous fashionista-approved shopping scene – will be getting a taste of the Stein Mart experience when the company finalizes plans to open a location in the Woodland Hills area.
The former OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) at Fallbrook and Victory is being slated to become a Stein Mart department store, with West Hills Neighborhood Council representatives reporting that the company has applied for a permit to erect a sign on the property, thus putting their plans into action. With OSH closing down in the latter half of last year, construction began this past month on clearing the parking lot, nursery facilities and other outbuildings.
“We are very pleased with the progress we are making with our store growth, and this year’s anticipated store openings will surpass the 10 stores we opened last year – and nine in 2014,” says Jay Stein. “With regard to the Stein Mart in Woodland Hills, we look forward to introducing new customers to this wonderful new location, where they will always find great values on the best designer and name-brand merchandise amidst an attractive, easy-to-shop setting.”
Because Stein Mart’s typical customer values and appreciates variety – to say nothing of the fact that this cost-conscious fashionista strives to be unique – the company updates merchandise frequently and supplies a limited inventory of each item per store.
Among the clothing Stein Mart carries for women are pieces that fall into categories including Activewear; Bras, Panties and Lingerie; Coats and Outerwear; Dresses; Jackets and Vests; Jeans; Leggings; Pants; Shorts and Crops; Skirts; Sleepwear and Robes; Social Occasion; Suits and Suit Separates; Sweaters; Swimwear and Tops. Featured brands include Cable & Gauge, Greg Norman Golf, Kasper, Max Edition, Melissa Page, Nanette Lepore, Nine West, Peck & Peck, Tahari-Levine, Travel Elements and V Cristina.
Among the plethora of handbags and accessories offered by Stein Mart are products from the likes of Bueno, Furla, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Lodis, London Fog, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael by Michael Kors, Ray-Ban and Tory Burch. In the area of women’s shoes, Stein Mart carries a complete line of everything from ultra-sexy evening and wedding heels to sandals, flip-flops, slippers, wedges and sneakers from notable brands like Nina, Nine West, AK Anne Klein, Aerosoles, Skechers and more.
Stein Mart has certainly not forgotten the men, with fashion categories that encompass Activewear, Coats and Jackets, Golf, Jeans, Pants, Shirts, Shorts, Sleep and Loungewear, Suit Separates and Sportcoats, Sweaters and Pullovers, Swimwear and Underwear and Socks. Featured men’s brands include Alan Flusser, Chaps, Clearwater Outfitters, English Laundry, Greg Norman, IZOD, Island Republic and more.
Rounding out Stein Mart’s dizzying array of merchandise offerings are bed and bath items, such as blankets, throws, comforters, decorative pillows, shams, bedskirts, bath rugs, bath mats and towels, as well as home décor pieces including candles and fragrance, crystal, decorative accents, furniture, lamps and lighting, rugs, throws, wall art and mirrors, dinnerware, drinkware, kitchen and cookware, kitchen and table linens, outdoor entertaining items and small electrics.
“I personally invite Los Angeles area shoppers to see what the new Stein Mart in Woodland Hills has in store for them,” concludes Stein. “This season, it will be easy to find more designer brands and colors as well as a bigger selection and exciting new ways to save every day. No matter the location, though, I promise that we are going to keep the WOWs coming – by giving customers the latest fashion, the most unique home décor and gifts and the season’s must-have accessories, all at prices that fit every budget perfectly.”
More information about Stein Mart, including details about the Stein Mart in Woodland Hills, can be obtained by visiting www.SteinMart.com.