What's In Store

More stores are closing their doors at SouthPark mall

SouthPark mall exterior
SouthPark mall exterior Courtesy of Simon Property Group

More stores are shutting down their SouthPark mall locations.

As part of a company-wide closure of 120 stores nationwide, fashion boutique BCBG Max Azria, next to Nieman Marcus, will close in the next 8 to 10 weeks, an employee said. The retailer first opened its standalone SouthPark store in 2006.

MontBlanc, the German leather goods maker, also closed its doors in January, according to a spokeswoman for SouthPark owner Simon Property Group. Montblanc had been at SouthPark since 1998.

Elsewhere in the Nieman Marcus wing, Vince Camuto is converting its store into a concept called The Shoe Box, a store employee said. The store has been clearing out its Vince Camuto inventory, and the new concept will sell a variety of shoe brands, including Marc Fisher, Nicole Miller and Kendall + Kylie.

SouthPark has been undergoing a number of changes in its store makeup since wrapping up a renovation project last year.

Teen retailer Hollister, for example, closed at the end of January. Old Navy opened last year near Dillards, while new high-end retailers, including Frye and Stuart Weitzman, have also recently opened stores in the south Charlotte mall.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta