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rue21 Now Open Amidst Holiday Shopping Season

Published: 10/28/2021

rue21 Now Open Amidst Holiday Shopping Season

— Young women’s fashion retailer has officially opened on the upper level near Dick’s Sporting Goods


Buffalo, NY: rue21, one of the nation’s fastest growing specialty retailers, has officially opened a new store at Walden Galleria. The young women’s fashion retailer has taken over a 5,200 sq. ft. space on the upper level of the shopping center near Dick’s Sporting Goods just in time for the rush of the holiday shopping season. Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony, exclusive rue21 tote bags will be given to the first 100 customers to make a purchase today.


“Recent new store openings have demonstrated the importance of our store channel to brand discovery and customer acquisition,” said rue21’s CEO Bill Brand. “Our dynamic in-store experiences have driven customer loyalty and is our model for continued omnichannel growth.”


‘rue rewards’, the brand’s loyalty program that launched last year, is focused on converting new, in-store customers to omnichannel customers. A total of 5.5 million active members participate in the loyalty program. The retailer attributes this success to its data-driven site selection process that is laser-focused on its customer profile. The real estate selection process requires that each location matches perfectly with its customer demographics. Additionally, field teams participate by visiting every site prior to a new location approval.


“rue21’s marriage of data and customer recognition provides the perfect formula for a winning location. The success of the new stores in 2020 fueled investment in the 15 new stores this year,” said Michele Pascoe, rue21’s CFO who also oversees the brand’s real estate strategy. “As we continue to grow the fleet, we can’t wait to welcome more loyal customers to the brand.”


For more information regarding rue21, visit www.rue21.com.




About rue21

rue21 is one of the nation’s fastest growing retail destinations, offering a combination of on-trend, quality, and affordable fashion within apparel and accessories, beauty, intimates, and activewear that enable girls and guys, ages 15-25, to explore and express their individuality and personal style. Headquartered just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Warrendale, they operate over 652 stores in 45 states and online at www.rue21.com.


About Walden Galleria

Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 9 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with 4DX and RPX theatres with full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market.  Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, ZARA, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, Urban Air Adventure Park, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.


About Pyramid Management Group

Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.