Fossil at Scottsdale Fashion Square has closed temporarily.
The watch shop is undergoing a big redo and is expected to reopen in late October as the chain’s newest prototype store, said Linda Whitlow, marketing manager for the downtown shopping center at Scottsdale and Camelback roads.
Paradise Valley Mall, at Cactus Road and Tatum Boulevard, is turning into a Halloween headquarters.
Two new holiday-themed superstores have just opened to help shoppers find the right decor for themselves and their homes for big bashes.
A Spirit store moved into the former Old Navy space near the children’s play area, and rival Halloween Express set up shop near Target in the open-air shopping center south of the mall.
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Also at Paradise Valley Mall, Zales Jewelers finished a major remodel and is back in its regular spot near Sears with a new, gussied-up look.
Starbucks, too, is back in its usual spot near the play area after a remodel.
And Feng Shui Gardens has moved again. The retailer has been a Paradise Valley favorite for 10 years, said mall marketing manager Courtney Papillon. It was uprooted a year ago by the Costco under construction, which took over the former Macy’s space and half the wing that led to it.
Feng Shui moved into space on the bend of the Dillard’s wing, across from Sears.
Now it has relocated again to shop space near Just Sports, close to the mall’s center court — this time to make room for Perfumania.
The real estate office that did business in that location for a short time moved out of the mall to make room for Feng Shui.
Perfumania is expected to open in November.
SHOE STORES CLOSING
The Shoe Pavilion at Northsight, 8686 N. Raintree Drive, is holding closing sales.
The California-based off-price shoe store chain filed for bankruptcy protection in July and is trying to shed several of its 113 stores to reorganize.
A store at Metrocenter in Phoenix will also get the boot, and a Shoe Pavilion in the Promenade at Casa Grande is negotiating, but also is pegged to shut down.
When the Northsight store is cleaned out and closed, Scottsdale shoppers will have to head to Tempe to find the nearest Shoe Pavilion.
There are two Tempe locations — at Arizona Mills mall and Tempe Marketplace — and neither is pegged to close at this time. Two West Valley stores also escaped the slashing.