Forever 21 apparel store coming to Magnolia Mall in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News

FLORENCE, S.C. — Magnolia Mall officials have announced the addition of Forever 21 to its stores. The new store will open before the holiday season this year.

Forever 21, a popular retailer, signed a contract with PREIT, Magnolia Mall’s parent company, earlier this month for a Florence location and two others in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

The company will also expand its store in the Capital City Mall in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 7,000 square feet to 14,000 square feet.

Kelsey Hill, marketing manager of PREIT, said the Florence location will be a popular destination for shoppers.

“Magnolia Mall is so excited to be bringing in Forever 21 for our shoppers,” Hill said. “We know our customers will be thrilled and it means so much to us to be able to bring in retailers that really matter to them.”

Forever 21 offers a variety of different apparel, including dresses, shoes, rompers, skirts, sweatshirts, swimwear, sleepwear and jackets for women. The store also has sections for men, girls and plus-size apparel, in addition to many accessories.

The store will occupy 9,000 square feet in the Magnolia Mall.

“Forever 21 is such a well-known and loved brand and they will be a great match for our community,” Hill said. “This is a store that our shoppers have been wanting for some time now and we know it will be a huge hit.”

Hill said the addition of Forever 21 is just one of the many announcements to come from the mall this year.

“There has been a lot happening at Magnolia Mall for a long time now and it is amazing to see it all coming to life,” Hill said. “We have already had two fantastic anchor stores open and two stores re-open after moving to new and improved locations and we’re not even halfway through the year. Start getting excited for H&M and the new Chick-fil-A because they will be open before you know it. We are working quickly to begin construction on Texas Roadhouse and we still have plenty more exciting new retailer announcements to make this year.”

Forever 21 is the fifth-largest specialty retailer in the U.S. Despite the company’s growth, it remains a family-owned business.