Rue 21 will open 15 stores in the remainder of 2021 as part of their previously announced growth plans. Five new locations will be opened ahead of the back-to-school season to capitalize on retail growth and brand discovery.
In the midst of the pandemic, Rue 21 opened three brick-and-mortar stores last year, each of which outperformed expectations by over 50%, according to the company. In 2020 the company landed significant double digit growth, spurring aggressive investments for both of their channels.
The retailer is also known for their Gen Z apparel, and will expand their physical footprint based on customer demographics. Rue 21’s field team visits every location prior to the approval of opening each store.
Rue 21’s brick-and-mortar model is crucial to their overall success as a company, and their in-store experience has continued to drive customer loyalty.
“Recent new store openings have demonstrated the importance of our store channel to brand discovery and customer acquisition. Our dynamic in-store experiences have driven customer loyalty and is our model for continued omnichannel growth,” said Bill Brand, Chief Executive Officer.
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About Rue 21
rue21 is a fashion destination that promises to give customers quality styles at accessible prices. They offer the largest selection of products, sizes and trends that fit every personality and budget. Headquartered just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Warrendale, they operate over 673 stores in 45 states and online at www.rue21.com.