|Signage announcing the new home of Versace at Phipps Plaza|
Fashion house getting a new home
Versace will soon move to a new space at Phipps Plaza. The fashion house is currently located in a 1,989 square foot space near Saks Fifth Avenue on the mall's main level. The new location will be slightly larger at nearly 2,300 square feet. The new space, also on the main level, is closer to Nordstrom and was for many years the Juicy Couture store. Kate Spade & Company (fka Fifth & Pacific, and before that, Liz Claiborne) sold Juicy Couture in late 2013. Last year all remaining traditional Juicy Couture retail stores closed.
|Versace's current store at Phipps Plaza|
Versace previously reduced the size of their Phipps Plaza location in 2009, and in the process heavily renovated their current space, giving it a far more modern look and feel. A sales associate at Versace indicated the new store will not carry any "new" merchandise or product lines, just an expanded variety of existing merchandise. The new Versace should open by late summer / early fall.