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Yep: European fashion house Balenciaga, newly headed-up by wunderkind Alexander Wang, is opening up shop at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara this summer. The mall is also getting an Armani, but, wow, Balenciaga? The brand has only six other locations in the United States in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Bal Harbour (near Miami), Honolulu, and two in New York City (one men's, one women's), and we can soon add the perhaps unlikely Silicon Valley to that list. Then again, Miu Miu, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton and Prada also opened somewhat recently at Valley Fair, so perhaps Balenciaga is a natural fit. Both Armani and Balenciaga are scheduled to open this summer, we'll keep you updated with a more specific dates when we get them.
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