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Club Monaco Store Will Open on Palmer Square

IMG_2973Club Monaco will open a retail shop on Palmer Square at 46 Nassau Street. The store will replace Jack Wills, which closed last month.

The chain calls it brand “a dynamic, international retail concept that is modern yet timeless.” The company sells women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, cosmetics and a home collection.

Club Monaco is a subsidiary of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. Headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery district, the company has retail stores in the United States, London, Sweden, Canada, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, and Macau. The first Club Monaco store opened in Toronto in 1985.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

7 comments

  • By itself, there is no problem with Club Monaco. There is a limited amount of retail space in Princeton though, and if every store is part of a national chain, that will be our community’s loss. The local businesses you mention are great, but the trend in Princeton is that there are fewer of them each year.

  • I remember the Birkenstocks store too. Such a shame that closed down. You can’t be a true pious lefty Princetonian without a good pair of Birkenstocks.

  • Unfortunately because of greedy landlord[s] Princeton has become just one more destination where you can find typical shopping mall stores.

    Visitors are not coming to Princeton to buy a ‘corporate merchandise’, but to have unique shopping experience.

    You probably don’t remember “Urban Grace”, “Shoshana”, “Stephen SEO”, and recently “Zastra”, “Niko Niko”, “Luxaby Baby” to name a few.

    “Greed – intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power or food”

  • Oh come on. Local stores that people actually want to go to are doing fine. Check out the crowds at Small World or Hoagie Haven or Jammin’ Crepes or Jazams. If people don’t lke Club Monaco, it will soon close down, like Subway did. And if people do like Club Monaco then why should the town micromanage where they can or can’t shop?

  • Unfortunately, the national chains are willing to pay the very high rents that the landlords want to charge. Without very strict zoning that favors smaller stores (which tend to be more local), there’s no end in sight for this trend.

    It’s really sad to see all the retail changes downtown and at the Shopping Center.

  • Woop-de-doo. rents are too expensive…how about a Mom and Pop store…maybe there is a clever innovative way to look at this local problem…lets think outside the box…

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