Carrie Rengers

What’s all the construction at Bradley Fair?

The new Pottery Barn store at Bradley Fair is scheduled to open this fall.
The new Pottery Barn store at Bradley Fair is scheduled to open this fall. The Wichita Eagle

There’s already some construction going on at Bradley Fair, and there’s more that’s about to happen.

The most noticeable project, of course, is the new Pottery Barn along Rock Road.

A date hasn’t been set yet, but the opening will be this fall.

Also this fall – by mid-November – Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret will reopen in new and expanded spaces.

“It will feel like Christmas has come early,” says Amy Liebau, a spokeswoman for center developer Laham Development.

Bath & Body Works, which currently is in 2,401 square feet between Victoria’s Secret and Francesca’s, is going to move to the former Ann Taylor space between Lyndon’s and Gymboree.

The 4,000-square-foot space also will house the chain’s sister concept, White Barn. Each store will have its own entrance, but the stores also will be connected through their interiors.

White Barn sells candles and fragrances and accessories for the home.

Victoria’s Secret, which is in 4,254 square feet next to Williams-Sonoma, is going to expand into the Bath & Body Works space for a total of 6,655 square feet.

This will allow for a larger area for Pink, the part of the store that’s geared more to college-aged styles. It features school names on some of the clothing.

Victoria’s Secret and Pink will have their own entrances but also will be connected within the stores.

Sunday is Victoria Secret’s last day in its current space, and Wednesday is Bath and Body Works’ last day in its existing space. The stores will close during construction.

This activity follows the June opening of the new J. Crew Mercantile at Bradley Fair.

Liebau says that “2016 has been an exciting year for the center.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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