Three national retailers make their Northwest Florida debut

Special to The Log

National women’s retailer Anthropologie is coming to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and will be joined by men’s and women’s retailers Vineyard Vines and J. McLaughlin. J. McLaughlin will open in the Town Center mid-May 2015. Anthropologie and Vineyard Vines will open in early 2016 in a new Center building on the west side of Grand Boulevard, across from Boulevard 10 Cinema.

“We are so excited that these popular retailers are opening in our Town Center,” said Stacey Brady, spokesperson for Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. “Our customers expect great shopping options and we anticipate they will drive from as far away as Tallahassee and Mobile to shop at these stores. You would have to drive to a much larger city for national stores of this quality and reputation.”  

Founded in Wayne, Penn., in the autumn of 1992, Anthropologie remains a destination for women wanting a curated mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor that reflects their personal style and fuels their lives' passions, from fashion to art to entertaining.  

Vineyard Vines is a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logos. It was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, Vineyard Vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children.

J. McLaughlin was founded 35 years ago and their design approach is rooted in tradition, yet always current and reflective of how the customer lives and travels today. The resulting look is more about style than fashion: straightforward, unpretentious, devoid of the superfluous. Silhouettes are timeless with a keen attention to fit and detail. Quality of materials and workmanship is paramount as is the assurance of good value and good taste.