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WTC's Retail Space Fully Leased Ahead of 2016 Opening, Developer Says

By Irene Plagianos | October 30, 2015 3:09pm | Updated on November 1, 2015 9:38pm
 The rendering gives a glimpse of the retail center slated to open inside the WTC transit hub.
The rendering gives a glimpse of the retail center slated to open inside the WTC transit hub.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The 365,000-square foot shopping complex inside the World Trade Center is pushing ahead — and is now fully leased.

A slew of shops, about 125 in total, are slated to open in the first half of 2016, according to Westfield Group, the Australian mall developer that owns the space. 

The massive retail area will take up space inside the WTC's Oculus — the huge, white winged centerpiece of the WTC transit hub — as well as inside 3 WTC, 4 WTC and underground corridors linking the PATH train and subways to the streets above.

Eventually, when 2 WTC opens in the next several years, Westfield will launch an additional 90,000 square-feet of retail, the company said.

News of the mix of retail — from expansive food anchors like Eataly and Epicerie Boulud to beauty and clothing chains, like Sephora and Cole Haan, have been trickling out over the past several months.

While the retail is fully leased, as first reported by Women's Wear Daily, only 57 shops have been confirmed by Westfield.

That list, for your perusal (in alphabetical order) is below:

Aesop, Aldo, The Art of Shaving, Banana Republic, Beer Table, Breitling, Camper, Caudalie, Charles Tyrwhitt, Cole Haan, Crabtree & Evelyn, Designer Eyes, Dune London, Eataly, Edward Beiner, Epicerie Boulud, Fika, Folli Follie,Fossil, Hugo Boss, Joe coffee, John Barrett Salon, John Varvatos, Kate Spade New York, Kiehl's, Kiko Milano, L'Occitane, La Colombe, Lacoste, Links of London, LK Bennett, London Jewelers, Longines, Lore Wine & Spirits, M.A.C, Market Lane, Michael Kors, K. Minamoto, Montblanc, Nobletree Coffee, Nunu Chocolates, Pandora, Penhaglion's, Reiss, Rituals Cosmetics, Sephora, Stuart Weitzman, Swatch,Thomas Sabo, Tissot, True Religion, Turnbull & Asser, Under Armour, Une de 50, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Vince Camuto.

Racked has put together a list of 98 shops that are reportedly opening at the site, like an Apple store (reported by the Wall Street Journal, though not officially confirmed yet by Brookfield.)