Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prada's Miu Miu Premiering at Valley Fair

More and more companies are choosing San Jose over San Francisco to introduce new luxury retail concepts into the Bay Area. The latest in a growing list is Prada's Miu Miu, a high-end brand for women's clothing with locations only in premier fashion destinations around the world. The store is opening up at Valley Fair in Spring 2013, around the same time as David Yurman. Other stores that have chosen San Jose over SF to launch include Hastens, St. Croix, and the Tesla Store.

As a side note, Valley Fair is also beefing up their luxury wing with new stores for Tiffany & Co, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton. Now if only they would get started on their 500,000 sqft expansion.

Source: SVBJ


  1. Nice. Valley Fair/Santana Row is shaping up to be the bay areas equivalent to South Coast Plaza.

  2. Henri bendel also chose Valley Fair for their first bay area store.

  3. South Coast plaza is still better, hands down

    1. Haven't been there so I can't really comment, but I did check out their wiki (below). Sounds like there might be a bit of a rivalry in the future with Valley Fair. Will be interesting to see what happens after the 500,000 sqft luxury expansion that is currently being planned.

      "South Coast Plaza is an upscale-luxury shopping center in Costa Mesa, California, USA, in Orange County. The largest mall in California, its sales of over 1.5 billion are highest in the United States. Its 250 retailers represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the U.S, with the second highest sales-volume in California at $800 per square foot—second only to Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose-Santa Clara, at $809 per square foot. The national average is $411 per square foot."

    2. I recently moved to the Bay area from the OC. and loved South Coast Plaza. I have heard rumors that Saks Fifth Avenue may be comming in to Valley Fair. Any comments

    3. Yes, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus are both coming to Valley Fair, along with 100 or so more shops (focused on luxury products). Construction hasn't started yet, so its difficult to say when it will be ready.