“Let’s go to the mall!” As a teen, this phrase ranked high among my favorites. I don’t hear it nearly as often as back then, when we had hours and hours to kill on a Saturday. These days, most of us have lots to do and little time to do it in—that’s why you need to know what’s going on at Bellis Fair in Bellingham.
New Store: H&M
H&M is here! Surely, you’ve heard that H&M opened in Bellis Fair a few months ago. If not, let me fill you in: H&M is trendy. H&M is fashion. H&M is inexpensively fabulous and it’s now in Bellingham! Whether you’re looking for women’s, men’s or children’s clothing, when you want something a little different, you can find all the cute at H&M.
H&M carries lots of denim, outerwear, dressy separates, shoes, accessories, jewelry, bags, belts‒you name it. It’s nowhere near high-end couture, so it’s all at very reasonable prices. Bottom line: everybody loves H&M and everybody’s happy they don’t have to drive to Seattle to shop at one.
In the shoe department, DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) is going to be opening in the first quarter of 2015. Shoes, shoes, shoes!
Newish additions to Bellis Fair include Forever 21 and Sports Authority. Forever 21 is a teenager’s (and those who can fit into their clothes) dream store, with on-trend clothes at great prices. Sports Authority carries apparel, shoes, equipment and accessories for field, track, water and gym sports. The store is huge, the selection is broad.
Motherhood Maternity, Christopher and Banks and Instinct all moved into bright new spaces, and Lane Bryant is completely revamped with a smaller footprint and the company’s new prototype layout. It’s modern, clean and easy to shop in. Kitchen Collection also relocated and remodeled, and Ben Bridge is revamping its store to include a new, bigger Pandora section.
Yes, the anchors are still doing their jobs, holding down the corners. Macy’s, Target, Kohl’s and JC Penney have you more than covered, whether you need bath towels, blue jeans or a bag of oranges. Branch out to Aeropostale, Hollister, Abercombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Gap and Old Navy for tons more clothing choices.
Next Up: Food
The big Bellis Fair Food news is that Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings will soon be opening. Chipotle serves Mexican food and is known for its commitment to family farmers and green building practices (they must love the green, since they use 97,000 avocados every day!).
Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs) is known for wings, beer and sports. Lots of people are super excited about both of these new dining options at Bellis Fair.
10.27.14 UPDATE! Buffalo Wild Wings is now open! Restaurant hours are 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. – midnight Sunday.
In other food news, Villa Pizza is opening soon, along with Big Orange, which serves bubble tea, among other offerings. Additional food court restaurants include Habanero Factory, Ivar’s, Kojo of Japan and Starbuck’s. Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar and Red Robin still welcome diners outside the mall.
Bellis Fair has been revamped inside and out, with Northwest-inspired beams and stonework, along with giant entertainment screens to keep non-shoppers occupied (if the massage chairs aren’t doing the trick). Kids can have a blast in the play area or take a ride on the choo-choo train. Fun!
Bellis Fair One Bellis Fair Parkway Bellingham, Washington 98226
Monday ‒ Saturday 10:00 a.m.‒9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.‒6:00 p.m.
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