What's new at Westfield Montgomery mall
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, here’s a list of what’s new, what’s notable and what’s worth a visit this month at Westfield Montgomery mall.
A pop of holiday color
On the lower level near the center of the mall you’ll find the lovely new holiday pop-up shop Saints Valley, offering hand-made scarves, textiles, bags and jewelry in vivid colors and patterns. The merchandise, sourced directly from artisans in India, is moderately priced and unlike anything you’ll find at local department stores.
For the guys
The big news in menswear is the debut of Untuckit, a darling of the business-casual crowd that specializes in shirts designed to fall mid-fly. Untuckit carries women’s clothing too, but this store is aimed squarely at the guys. Doors opened just before Black Friday in the Macy’s wing, right across from Apple.
Believe it or not, the “tools” in this photo are made entirely of chocolate. See them in person at the new Schokolat store in the Nordstrom wing, specializing in giftable sweet treats that fool the eye. Also new on sweet side: See’s Candies and Frozen Stuff on a Stick, the gourmet popsicle stand we wrote about last month (previously called Pop Culture) that also offers coffee, tea and kombucha. For other sweet gifts that won’t wreck anyone’s diet, check out the children’s book shop The Story House, which is here for the holidays just across from Lolli & Pops.
New Old Navy
There’s a new Old Navy on the scene: The longtime retailer has moved out of its old spot and into a newly renovated space next door. This has been a good year for the Old Navy brand, but not so great for parent company The Gap. In the face of declining sales, the iconic retailer is talking about potential store closings for 2019. We’ll keep you posted on what that means for our local Gap stores.
Congrats to our raffle winners
November was a busy month for Store Reporter raffles. Eleven of our readers won gifts from vendors at the annual Holiday Boutique Show & Silent Auction sponsored by the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation. Congratulations to our winners: Marci Etman ($50 gift card from R Boutique), Ronni Farber (string art canvas from Elana Designs), Dara Baylinson ($40 gift card from Valerie Nahmani Designs), Tracy Kalik (pair of hoop earrings from The Boho Eye), Etan Gopstein ($75 gift card from Susan Koehn Designs), Jennifer Feinleib ($100 gift card from girls’ dress designer Stella M’Lia), Julie Mottler (bracelet from Sweet Charma), plus Jen Bienstock, Paula Goldsmith, Sarah Wagschal and Courtney Wassef (makeup and lessons from Faye Mendelsohn Cosmetics.) Congratulations also are in order for the winners of our Wildwood Sidewalk Sale raffle: Meagan Brady, Brenda Brewer, Sylvia Lew and Yvonne Zaslow Cohen each won $20 gift certificates to Fish Taco.