New mall shops in time for fall fashion

Footwear company Palladium will open its first U.S.

Footwear company Palladium will open its first U.S. location at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City in October. (Aug. 24, 2011) (Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

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Finding a new fall look shouldn't be a problem for Long Island shoppers this year, based on the sheer number of "coming soon" and "grand opening" signs plastered in storefronts within local malls.

Roosevelt Field leads the way, opening nine new stores between July and September with a handful of other projects close behind.

"Long Islanders are such a fashionable crowd, and at this mall we're in great company," says Arlena Pordoy, public relations manager for Ann Taylor, which opened a concept store at Roosevelt Field in July followed by a LOFT store a week later.

Six stores have opened recently at the Tanger Outlets Riverhead, with Andrew Marc scheduled soon to become number seven.

Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington has added four stores in recent months and Americana Manhasset, Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore and Tanger Outlets Deer Park each opening at least three new retailers, too. Among the highlights:

Cotton On

cottonon.com

WHERE Roosevelt Field (516-747-1426) and Smith Haven Mall

This Australian store sells trendy but affordable clothing for men and women -- think oversized shirts, colorful scarves and maxi-dresses, along with basics such as cardigans, tanks, lightweight jeans and comfy tees. The Cotton On Foundation is dedicated to charity work, donating proceeds from reusable shopping bags ($2) to causes in need.

LittleMissMatched

littlemissmatched.com

WHERE Roosevelt Field (516-294-2603) and Smith Haven Mall (631-406-4187)

This funky store takes a topsy-turvy approach to children's clothing and accessories. Patterned reversible socks are sold in packages of three (really, three unmatched socks) for $9-$19 and sequined cardigans go for $39. You'll also find brightly colored bedding and backpacks.

Not Your Daughter's Jeans

nydj.com

WHERE Tanger Outlets Deer Park (877-358-6810)

Curvy women are the focus at Not Your Daughter's Jeans, which opened a factory outlet in Deer Park. Claiming to make customers look "a full size smaller instantly," NYDJ sells current denim styles with built-in shaping technology for tummy control and rear end lift. Jean leggings start at $98, wide-leg cuts are priced from $104.

Theory

theory.com

WHERE Tanger Outlets Riverhead (631-727-2782)

High-end shoppers swear by Theory for wardrobe staples -- think perfect-fitting women's dress pants (from $235), crisp blazers (from $375), silk blouses and cashmere sweaters. Headquartered in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, Theory is sold by major department stores and local boutiques (the label also has its own stores in Manhasset and the Hamptons) -- but the outlet location is the only one on Long Island.

COMING SOON

Palladium

palladiumboots.com

WHERE Roosevelt Field mall

Originally a tire company in the aviation industry, Palladium turned to footwear after World War II. They will open their first U.S. store in Roosevelt Field in October, where they will sell sturdy rubber-soled boots for men, women and children. All styles, from plaid ($75) to knee-high leather ($140), have a rugged edge.

Beauty Bar

beautybar.com

WHERE Americana Manhasset

At its first freestanding store, Beauty Bar will have two treatment rooms with makeup artists and aestheticians on hand when it opens next month. Popular beauty brands such as Dermalogica, Bliss and Philosophy will be sold, as well as hard-to-find brands from around the world.

Full line-up:

Roosevelt Field Mall

Now open: Tilly's Ecko Unltd.

Ann Taylor

LOFT

LittleMissMatched

Cotton On

Coming fall:

True Religion

Red Mango 

Palladium

Coming winter:

Joe Fresh

C. Wonder

Carlo Pazolini

Bobby's Burger Palace

Tanger Outlets Riverhead

Now open:

Elizabeth Arden

Vince Camuto

Faconnable

Designer Fragrance

Theory

Coming fall:

Andrew Marc

Tanger Outlets Deerk Park

Now open:

Not Your Daughter's Jeans

Coming fall:

Andrew Marc

Coming winter:

BJ's Wholesale

Walt Whitman Mall

Now open:

Pandora

Soma Intimates

Francesca's Collections 

Brighton Collectibles

Americana Manhasset

Coming fall:

Alice + Olivia

Engaged, By London Jewlers

Beauty Bar

Smith Haven Mall

Now open:

Vera Bradley

Cotton On

LittleMissMatched

Westfield South Shore Mall

Now Open:

Sephora (inside JC Penney)

Things Remembered

Coming fall:

Crazy 8

Westfield Sunrise Mall

Coming fall:

Periwinkle Boutique

Crazy 8

Broadway Mall

Coming fall:

Buffalo Wild Wings

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