Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping mall located in Arizona, US, is being redeveloped to transform the mall’s south wing.
Macerich, a real estate investment trust based in the US, owns and operates the shopping mall.
The redevelopment represents the second phase of an expansion project that commenced in 2016. Announced in October 2022, phase two will add more experiential dining and retail space dedicated to men’s brands to the mall. It is expected to be operational in 2024.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is located in the downtown area of Scottsdale Road and Camelback Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. The trade area near the shopping mall is home to 1.2 million people.
The shopping mall is a major anchor for the Scottsdale commercial district and serves as an economic engine for Scottsdale city.
Scottsdale Fashion Square redevelopment project background
The Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping centre includes 1.9 million square ft² of retail space, and anchors 240 shops and restaurants. Opened in 1961, it was previously owned by Westcor, a real estate firm that became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macerich in July 2002.
The redevelopment project was announced in 2016 to enhance the luxury shopping experiences at the mall. The first phase of the project included the renovation of the luxury wing anchored by Neiman Marcus. Completed in 2018, it included the development of a new grand entrance, a two-storey glass entry and other improvements.
Scottsdale Fashion Square redevelopment details
The Scottsdale Fashion Square redevelopment project will focus on the interior and exterior renovation of the mall’s south wing, which is anchored by Nordstrom.
The project will include the development of a grand south entrance or porte-cochère, and an arrival point with a dedicated luxury valet and private lounge. It will add resort-style restrooms, destination restaurants and landscaping to the mall, and two-storey storefronts and exterior-facing retail buildings at the south entrance point will also be created.
The south wing’s interior spaces will be renovated to include new upscaled finishes, natural stone flooring, elegant furnishings, custom light fixtures and LED lighting.
The redevelopment project will renovate and expand the retail spaces of brands including Nordstrom, Alo Yoga, Dior, Versace, Jacadi Paris, Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent, TravisMathew, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Breitling, Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen and Golden Goose.
Renovations will also be undertaken at the retail spaces of brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Omega, St. John, CH Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Escada and Bulgari.
The services provided by luxury brands will be enhanced with a platinum-level concierge, personal shopping experts and style consultants.
Other brands within the mall include Anthropologie, Apple, Burberry, Coach, H&M, Jo Malone, Kate Spade New York, Lacoste, Levi’s, Lucid Motors, Lululemon, Morphe, Prada, Sephora, Tesla, Tiffany, Tumi, Williams-Sonoma and Zara.
The mall is also home to DICK’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Harkins Theatre, MAC Cosmetics, Macy’s and Nespresso.
Dining facilities and other amenities
The Scottsdale Fashion Square redevelopment project will add Elephante, a coastal Italian dining hub, to the shopping centre on one side of the newly constructed porte-cochère.
Opening for the first time outside Los Angeles, Elephante will cover an area of 12,000ft². It will incorporate an extensive indoor-outdoor space with the ambience of a jungle oasis, and a cocktail lounge.
Asian seafood restaurant Catch will be added to the new dining precinct in the south wing. The precinct will also include renewed restaurant spaces including Francine, Nobu, Ocean 44, Shake Shack, Toca Madera and Zinque.
Other restaurants and cafes within the mall include Auntie Anne’s And Cinnabon, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fired Pie, Five Guys, Kona Grill, Mia Pasta, Moxies, Panda Express, Pita Jungle, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Tocaya Modern Mexican and Wetzel’s Pretzels.
A four-level high-end Life Time Fitness health club recently opened at the mall, while Caesars Republic Scottsdale, a non-gaming hotel, is set to open in 2024.
Macerich plans to add mixed-use elements to a seven-acre site located north of the mall between Goldwater Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. The development will include high-end residential units, class-A office space and hospitality spaces.
The mixed-use components are expected to improve the customer base and sales for retailers at the shopping mall.