(Updated at 7 p.m.) Tysons shoppers will soon be able to dress like Justin Bieber — provided they have an extra $1,000 to spend on a pair of sneakers.
Luxury fashion house Balenciaga will open a boutique at Tysons Galleria tomorrow (Thursday), its first in Virginia and the DC area, a spokesperson confirmed to Tysons Reporter.
Located on the mall’s second floor near Saks Fifth Avenue, the store is 133 square meters (or 1,431 square feet) and will sell the brand’s ready-to-wear apparel as well as bags, shoes, eyewear and accessories.
A press release highlights the store’s “intentionally eroded concrete facade” and “deconstructed” architecture, which Balenciaga says make it a more environmentally friendly design.
“The resulting structures inherently require less virgin material,” the press release reads. “In line with Balenciaga policies, new stores and renovations aim to achieve the highest standards of sustainable practices.”
Balenciaga was founded by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, who opened the house’s first official boutique in Paris, France, in 1937. His work was notable for its clean lines and full silhouettes, serving as inspiration for the film “Phantom Thread” by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The company now operates more than 100 stores worldwide, including 30 in the United States.
Balenciaga joins New Zealand clothing store Rodd & Gunn, which now appears to be open next to Kate Spade, and restaurant Empanadas De Mendoza as the latest additions to Tysons Galleria.
The mall also plans to add furniture store CB2, a CinéBistro movie theater, Crate & Barrel, a Yard House sports bar, and more. Many newcomers will occupy the space of the old Macy’s, which has been remodeled and divided into smaller units.