New Briarwood Stores
Yankee Candle, Lush, and Athleta
by Sally Mitani
Yankee Candle opened in Briarwood--it split the space facing the center court that used to be the Rogers & Hollands jewelry store with Lush, selling natural hand-made cosmetics. So it remains a corner devoted to female pampering, though a less expensive and more ephemeral kind of pampering than Rogers & Hollands was offering.
Down in the Sears direction, next to Ann Taylor, Hollister, selling "SoCal looks" for "dudes"and "bettys," has closed, and Athleta, a subsidiary of Gap, will be opening soon. The store sells "stylish, comfortable workout wear" for women, featuring "feminine designs, cool colors, and durable fabrics," says a press release from Hollon Kohtz, Briarwood's PR manager.
Yankee Candle, 761-3265. yankeecandle.com
Athleta (no phone yet), athleta.com
[Originally published in August, 2013.]