Inside Bellevue Square’s New Zara

Workwear finds at the new store.



A few minutes before the clock struck 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Zara employees at Bellevue Square were putting the finishing touches on the new store. Windows were getting a glossy finish while a final coat of paint was rolled out onto the base of a display case. A quiet group of about 20 shoppers waited outside the 26,000 square-foot store .

Zara is a Spanish company known for its European tailored clothes that are especially trendy. It rapidly builds garments that are on-trend and rushes them to stores around the world.  It’s proved to be a successful business model for the fashion industry. Owner Amancio Ortega recently took Warren Buffet’s place as the second richest man in the world with a net worth of $71.5 billion.  Read more about the Zara business plan here.

But here’s why you should really care about Zara moving to the neighborhood. They sell great business clothes. Just about everything is tailored for the office. It’s slightly more high-end than H&M with more workwear basics typically under $100 (with the exception of coats). Here’s a few things that might suit your workwear wardrobe.

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is the managing editor at 425 magazine. Email her.
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