Town Square

Post a New Topic

Trio of boutiques open at shopping center

Original post made on May 15, 2016

The transformation of Stanford Shopping Center continues this month with the opening of several new retail stores: The North Face, Luisa Spagnoli, AllSaints and Uno de 50.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:35 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Flash
a resident of Downtown North
on May 15, 2016 at 10:35 am

“created an usual effect”: I think you mean “unusual.” It is quite a change from the old store; I got the impression the company was more interested in impressing me with its design novelty than enabling me to find what I wanted and buy it.

Posted by Lost retail?
a resident of University South
on May 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm

What was all that furor about lost retail last year? Palo Alto retail seems pretty healthy to me. Definitely better than in Menlo Park or Mountain View!

Posted by TorreyaMan
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

TorreyaMan is a registered user.

I doubt if I will EVER set foot in Luisa Spagnoli, AllSaints or Uno de 50. Stanford may gain one type of shopper but they have lost me.

Posted by RW
a resident of another community
on May 16, 2016 at 10:49 am

<sigh> Remember when there was a Woolworth at Stanford? Goodbye moderately priced shopping options at Stanford.

Posted by Thoughts
a resident of Duveneck School
on May 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

Re other postings, yes, I remember Woolworth's. However, I wouldn't call that "moderately priced shopping" - it was much less than that. I remember Emporium too. Neither of them are relevant to our shoppers in the area. I'm predicting Macy's is the next to leave, as it has turned into just a step above Kohl's, although it still has its place for me. Too bad they can't bring Sak's Fifth Avenue back, but Nordstrom and Neiman already have that area covered.

I don't step into those boutique shops either and shop at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, Sephora, and other mainstream small stores on occasion.

I wish they would have a Zumiez, H&M or other teen store besides Brandy Melville. PacSun's customer service was atrocious, good riddance.

Has anyone ever shopped during the daytime, weekdays? The shoppers are clearly not Palo Altans unless they are Old Palo Alto or Professorville residents. Shoppers are decked-out in super designer clothing.

Posted by KC
a resident of Woodside
on May 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

I agree, Luisa Spagnoli, AllSaints, Uno de 50 and are too pricey for the average shopper. What about Bloomingdales? I used to frequent that before they 'changed' their whole outlook. I don't step into Bloomies anymore, sad.
They should also think about bringing Zara in. It's not too pricey and pretty fashionable.

Posted by Judy
a resident of Midtown
on May 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Wow!! clothes shopping has changed. I remember when I first came to PA in the 1960s, you'd stand in line just to get into Macy's when they had their bi-annual sale. Then to buy anything you'd stand in another line behind 7 or 8 others. Now I go into Macy's, every rack is a "sales" rack and there are more sales people than customers. How sad!!!

Let's face it I used to have 10 or more suits and had to have "front desk" appearance at all times. Now my children go to work in jeans and a T-shirt. Styles have definitely changed and the department stores are suffering.

Posted by Thoughts
a resident of Duveneck School
on May 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm

@Judy: Yes, in the 70s, those Macy's White Flower sales increased to once per month. Nowadays, I don't even buy anything there unless I can get a discount or I feel ripped-off because they always have discounts. And I agree with you, "business casual" has gotten out of control. I find that a skirt or dress is actually more comfortable than pants.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Analysis/paralysis: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 2,283 views

Common Ground
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,822 views

The Time and Cost Savings of Avoiding a Long Commute
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 1,629 views

Planting a Fall Garden?
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,099 views


Sign-up now for 5K Run/Walk, 10k Run, Half Marathon

The 39th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, September 29. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon. Complete your race in person or virtually. Proceeds from the race go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local nonprofits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.