Value-priced Irish fashion retailer Primark opened a 34,200-sq.-ft. store in Fashion District Philadelphia, in the heart of downtown Philly, that will create more than 350 jobs. It’s Primark’s 13th U.S. location and third in Pennsylvania.
“We are delighted to welcome Philadelphians to our latest Northeast location in the US, bringing Primark’s unique formula of quality fashion, beauty and homeware with an amazing price tag” said Andy Stewart, president of Primark US. “Our Fashion District store will mark another important milestone in our ongoing expansion in the U.S. and bringing our Amazing Fashion at Amazing Prices to more and more customers.”
Primark’s Philadelphia outpost features the latest trends in clothing for women, men and kids, along with footwear, accessories, lingerie, homeware and beauty – all at bargain prices, reports Chain Store Age. Primark has no e-commerce site, relying entirely on brick-and-mortar sales. The company has long maintained that the high-costs associated with selling online, which includes processing high volumes of returns, would mean it could no longer offer its signature low prices.
Founded in Ireland in 1969 and now owned by Associated British Foods, Primark operates more than 395 stores in 14 countries. The retailer made its U.S. debut in 2015, in downtown Boston (see end of article for all U.S. locations). Earlier this year, the company opened its first store in the Midwest, in downtown Chicago Looking ahead, Primark has signed leases to open a store at Tysons Corner Center, Tysons, Va., and Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, N.Y.