A Charlotte-based clothing retailer called Ivy Citizens is opening a store in SouthPark mall.
The new store will be in the spot next to Nieman Marcus that was formerly occupied by BCBG Max Azria. It will open within a month, a mall spokeswoman said. Terms of the store’s lease were finalized last week.
Ivy Citizens specializes clothing made for “flex living for men and women,” co-founder Lisa Thompson said. “The apparel will feature incredible fabric for sophisticated comfort and is meant to wear everyday in work and life,” she added. Co-founder of the brand is Amanda Laird Cherry, a South African fashion designer.
Thompson said the store is designed to feel like a working studio, and will have a coffee bar and collaborations and exhibits with local, regional and national artists.
The store is targeting a Sept. 1 opening, Thompson added.
BCBG Max Azria, a fashion boutique, first opened its standalone store in SouthPark in 2006. The closure of the local store earlier this year was part of a company-wide shuttering of 120 stores nationwide.