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Lord & Taylor To Open At Westchester’s Ridge Hill

April 9, 2012, New York, NY – Lord & Taylor, a division of Hudson’s Bay Company, is opening its newest location, a new 80,000 square-foot store at Westchester’s Ridge Hill, a Forest City Enterprise property on Friday April 13th. This location will be Lord & Taylor’s eleventh store in the state of New York and the second full-line store to open this year.

“Lord & Taylor is very excited to debut a new, modern store concept at Westchester’s Ridge Hill,” noted Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson’s Bay Company. “We’re thrilled to grow our foot print in such an important market with Lord & Taylor’s well-edited assortment of approachable fashion. The Westchester market is very important to us, and we have high expectations for expansion.”

The new Lord & Taylor store will feature the company’s newest store design, a modern shopping experience that will mirror the Fifth Avenue Flagship’s recent renovation and will include a sleek, contemporary design. The store’s hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-9:30pm, Friday from 10:00am-10:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am-9:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am-7:00pm. The new store has resulted in 116 new hires.

Lord & Taylor is known for a well-edited assortment of premier designers. The store will reflect this assortment in all product categories including women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty, shoes, men’s, and children’s. Some of the marquee brands in women’s ready-to-wear include Michael Michael Kors, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto and Elie Tahari. The store will also feature emerging designers like Ivanka Trump and exclusive collaborations with Zac Posen under the Z Spoke Zac Posen Lord & Taylor label and Yoanna by Yoanna Baraschi.

The Grand Opening weekend is scheduled for April 13-15. Customers will enjoy cosmetic makeovers by Chanel, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Shiseido and Bliss, styling sessions, fashion presentations, designer and celebrity personal appearances as well as refreshments and entertainment throughout the weekend.

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About Lord & Taylor:
Lord & Taylor is an upscale specialty department store that has built a reputation for attentive customer service and high-quality merchandise focused on apparel and accessories. Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is America’s oldest department store and one of America’s premier retailers.  Today, Lord & Taylor operates 48 full-line stores in nine states and the District of Columbia, three Lord & Taylor outlet stores and, the company’s online store.

About Westchester’s Ridge Hill:
Westchester’s Ridge Hill is a l.3 million square foot regional, mixed-use center in Yonkers, New York. It is a distinctive destination for Westchester County, offering an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Patterned after a classic town center with traditional architecture, Ridge Hill has become a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking the very best Westchester has to offer.

About Forest City Ratner Companies:
FCRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 32 properties in the New York metropolitan area.

About Forest City Enterprises:
Forest City Enterprises, Inc., is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.5 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Andrew Blecher