Toms Shoes has gotten its foot in the door in Minnesota, with its first local store slated to open in the Mall of America in time for the holiday season.
The nearly 2,000-square-foot retail space will be located on level one of the Bloomington megamall’s recent north side expansion, the mall said in a statement Monday.
The store will sell shoes, eyewear, men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and coffee.
Toms is the latest addition to the mall’s expanded space. Zara, the Spain-based fast-fashion retailer, will open a 30,000-square-foot, two-story store across from Toms outlet uk later this year, its first in Minnesota. A 10,000-square-foot Anthropologie store will also open on the first floor before the end of the year.
California-based Toms was started after founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed children without shoes while traveling in Argentina in 2006. To help, he created Toms, which matches every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair donated to a child in need.
Since its inception, Toms outlet has added to its product line with eyewear, handbag and backpack collections and coffee, all while supporting giving partners through its “One for One” model.