Coldwater Creek debuts full-line Normal store on Aug. 17
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National women's apparel retailer to open in The Shoppes at College
[AUG. 16, 2005]
NORMAL -- Coldwater Creek (Nasdaq: CWTR), a
national multichannel retailer of women's apparel, jewelry, gifts
and accessories, will open a 4,500-square-foot, full-line retail
store in Normal on Aug. 17.
Coldwater Creek selected The Shoppes at College Hills for its latest
full-line store because of the company's strong customer base in the
immediate area. More than 50,000 Coldwater Creek Internet and
catalog customers live within a 50-mile radius of the shopping
center, and the company believes this market holds strong potential
for new customers to discover the brand in the retail store setting.
"We are continuing to open stores in key markets across the country
and establish Coldwater Creek as one of the premier national women's
apparel brands," said Georgia Shonk-Simmons, president and chief
merchandising officer. "Adding The Shoppes at College Hills location
to our rapidly growing store base represents another milestone in
reaching that goal."
To capture the look and feel of the Coldwater Creek brand, the
store's interior features slate and soft wood accents, ambient
lighting, and a signature "wall of water" to create a relaxed,
tranquil setting. The atmosphere has been carefully designed to
provide an environment where customers can get away from daily
routines as they shop for their favorite items.
"Everything is designed with browsing in mind, and the
merchandise is arranged to reflect the lifestyle of our customers,"
Shonk-Simmons said. "We make it easy to find our assortment of
casual and weekend apparel, as well as career wear, fashion basics,
jewelry and gift items. But what makes our stores truly unique is
the way we display the merchandise so there's a sense of discovery
around every corner."
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The Shoppes at College Hills store will employ approximately 25
people and will be filled with the "best of the best" from Coldwater
Creek catalogs and the company's site at
Customers who already are familiar with the brand will find one big
difference when shopping in the retail store setting -- they can
see, touch, try on and experience the merchandise in person.
"Along with the great assortment of apparel, jewelry and
accessories, we're equally excited about the talented team we've
assembled at our new Normal store," Shonk-Simmons said. "Because we
hire our own customers as sales associates, we have people who know
our brand, understand our passion for customer service and enjoy
going above and beyond to provide legendary customer service."
Coldwater Creek's new store in The Shoppes at College Hills is
located at 303 Veterans Parkway in Normal.
Coldwater Creek is an integrated multi-sales-channel retailer of
women's apparel, jewelry, gift items and accessories through a
growing number of full-line retail stores across the United States,
an e-commerce site at
www.coldwatercreek.com and direct-mail catalogs.
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