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Upscale underwear retailer to open second-ever store at SouthPark mall

The upscale men's and women's underwear retailer Tommy John is opening its second-ever store in SouthPark mall later this summer.
The upscale men's and women's underwear retailer Tommy John is opening its second-ever store in SouthPark mall later this summer.

The popular upscale underwear maker Tommy John is opening its second brick-and-mortar store later this summer in SouthPark mall.

Tommy John currently operates only one other store, which opened last October at the King of Prussia mall outside Philadelphia.

The opening of the Charlotte store comes months after Tommy John launched its women's line, which includes lounge wear as well as a handful of different lightweight underwear styles such as thongs and boy shorts that range from $20 to $28, according to its website. For men, Tommy John carries underwear, undershirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and other apparel.

Tommy John also sells its clothing out of department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy's. An opening date for Tommy John's SouthPark store was not immediately available.

The underwear seller will be in a 3,000-square-foot store in between Neiman Marcus and Belk, according to SouthPark owner Simon Property Group. That space was previously occupied by Lululemon, which moved into the former Frontgate space nearby last year.

Tommy John is the latest retailer in the Charlotte area to start as an online company, then expand into brick-and-mortar stores.

Johnny Fly Co., previously an online-only sunglasses and leather bag retailer, opened its first store last summer in NoDa, for instance. Fabletics, actress Kate Hudson’s activewear line, opened a store in SouthPark in 2016, and online eyeglass retailer Warby Parker opened a store earlier in 2017 at Atherton Mill.

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The upscale men's and women's underwear retailer Tommy John is opening its second-ever store in SouthPark mall later this summer. This photo shows the retailer's store at King of Prussia mall outside Philadelphia. Courtesy of Simon Property Group



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