The end of summer means different things to different people. For some, it’s the end of lazy days at the beach, but for others it’s the start of Fall — which also happens to be one of the best times of year for specialty retail. With so many shopping options already open for business and an array of new businesses about to open their doors, specialty retail in September is as vibrant as ever.To get you excited about all the wonderful places you can shop this month, we’ve put together a list of our favorite specialty stores that are opening in September. From niche clothing retailers to unique food producers, these four specialty shops are just what you need to help transition into cooler temperatures and shorter days.
Anthropologie is an American chain of specialty retail stores selling women’s clothing, accessories, home decor, and beauty products. A subsidiary of the apparel company, Federated Department Stores, Inc., the first Anthropologie store was founded in Philadelphia in 1976.Where to shop: The Loop and Michigan AvenueFamous for its aesthetic that blends vintage and modern pieces, there is no better place to shop for cozy knits and throw blankets than Anthropologie this fall. You can also expect to see plenty of cozy sweaters, cashmere, and faux fur — all of which will help you transition into fall without sacrificing your style.
DSP is a Danish home-goods retailer that sells everything from furniture and lighting to kitchenware, bath accessories, and children’s toys.Where to shop: The LoopIf you’re looking for a little Scandinavian style, DSP is the place for you. With a focus on clean lines and minimalist design, DSP’s selection is everything you need to give your home an injection of Scandinavian style — from throw blankets and area rugs to kitchenware and furniture. Among their inventory is also an exclusive selection of Danish furniture designed and produced exclusively for DSP.
Opening Ceremony is an American clothing retailer, creative agency, and publisher founded in New York City in 2002 by the Japanese designer and entrepreneur, Humberto Leon. Where to shop: Michigan AvenueWhere to shop: Michigan AvenueA hugely popular and very modern retailer, Opening Ceremony is the perfect place to shop for all your fall essentials — from cozy knit sweaters and dresses to woolen coats and knee-high boots. With an aesthetic that blends classic American sportswear with Japanese-inspired designs, you can shop the entire Opening Ceremony fall collection here.
Topshop is a British multinational clothing retailer that specialises in the sale of women’s designer fashion and casual wear. Where to shop: The LoopIf you’re looking for something a little more on trend, Topshop is the perfect place to shop this fall. Home to a variety of in-house brands, you can expect to find anything from sequin dresses to faux fur.Where to shop: The LoopTopman is Topshop’s men’s fashion arm and is one of the best destinations for all your fall essentials — from woolen coats and flannel shirts to chunky knit sweaters and tailored pants.Where to shop: The LoopTopman is Topshop’s men’s fashion arm and is one of the best destinations for all your fall essentials — from woolen coats and flannel shirts to chunky knit sweaters and tailored pants.
Champs Sports is an American chain of sports specialty stores offering footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a variety of sports. Founded in 1991, it is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Where to shop: The LoopWhere to shop: The LoopIf you’re looking to stock up on athleisure wear and sports apparel, Champs Sports is the place for you. Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming sports event or just looking to upgrade your athleisure wear, Champs Sports has everything you need.Where to shop: The LoopIf you’re looking to stock up on athleisure wear and sports apparel, Champs Sports is the place for you. Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming sports event or just looking to upgrade your athleisure wear, Champs Sports has everything you need.
As the weather starts to cool off and the days grow shorter, we find ourselves gravitating towards everything autumnal — from warm ciders and hearty stews to woollen sweaters and cozy knits. And, of course, specialty retail follows suit, offering shoppers a plethora of new products to help them transition into the season ahead. If you’re looking to shop the best fall retailers, you can’t go wrong with Anthropologie, DSP, Opening Ceremony, Topshop, and Champs Sports.