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When we stopped by Le Tote last year to check out the fashion startup's office style, Marketing Manager Bryn Newman —also known as the blogger behind Stone Fox Style— told us that she found her gold choker at Stein Mart. "Yay being from Florida," she joked. But the Sunshine State native will no longer have to wait for a trip back home to shop at the Jacksonville-based chain: Stein Mart is coming to Silicon Valley.
The discount-priced department store announced on Wednesday that it will open its first Bay Area store in Cupertino next month. The 31,000 square foot space —located in Homestead Square at the intersection of Homestead Blvd and North De Anza Blvd— is slated to open on March 12. Cupertino is one of eleven new stores the company will open this year, including three locations in southern California this fall.
Stein Mart CEO Jay Stein says, "We've had our eye on the San Francisco Bay area for quite some time. We have all intentions of adding more stores to this market and look forward to being part of the Bay area community for a long time." Could that mean a location in the city as well? Because we hear that Market Street Place is looking for tenants.