Old Navy store to open in southwest Colorado – The Journal
The chain of stores offers a variety of affordable clothing
Old Navy is expected to open a store late next month at the Durango Mall.
The clothing store comes two years after the JC Penny Co. store closed at the mall following Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The store’s arrival could help fill a void for customers looking for less expensive clothing from a major Durango clothing retailer. There aren’t many options besides Ross, TJ Maxx, and Walmart. As a result, some residents travel to Farmington to shop at major clothing retailers.
“As part of the brand‘s growth strategy, Old Navy is focused on opening new stores in smaller markets to reach new customers who have had the opportunity to purchase the brand online but have not not have access to a local store,” an Old Navy spokesperson said. wrote in an e-mail to The Herald of Durango.
Last year, the brand opened around 42 new company-owned stores in smaller markets, with around 30 stores planned in 2022.
Old Navy plans to offer curbside pickup and buy online/pick up in store options to promote safe shopping and convenience for those who don’t want to stand in lines.
Durango Chamber of Commerce CEO Jack Llewellyn said Old Navy will offer more variety at retail.
“Any time we can add to retail choices and keep people here to shop in our community, whether it’s Old Navy or TJ Maxx, I think that can be a good thing,” he said. he declares.
Llewellyn said more retail, especially in missing areas, prevents trade leakage to other states and the internet. He finds that men’s clothing has been limited since JC Penny went out of business.
“Having more choices in clothing lines can have a positive impact…so that we don’t come down and spend our hard-earned money, so to speak, in Albuquerque or Denver,” Llewellyn said.
It also means more sales tax revenue and more job opportunities for the local community.
Old Navy could attract other department stores to the Durango mall, he said. The number of stores in the mall has decreased significantly over the past five years. Llewellyn said the mall attracted people who wanted to try on clothes before buying, and many people still appreciate the option.
According to a sign posted outside the window, Old Navy is hiring ahead of opening in September, and those interested can apply on the company’s website.