Good morning lovers! At this point, if you know at least 5 facts about me, you know that one of those is how much I love Forever 21. It's pretty much the main place I shop and I will always love the satisfaction I feel when leaving the store with a fabulous - and super inexpensive - purchase in my hand. (And how they have John 3:16 on the bottom of their bags, and are based out of LA).
Sooo...before leaving Vegas last weekend, I knew I had to get over to the one at the Fashion Show Mall (which was right across the street from our hotel) to check it out. I had heard it was a good one, but honestly I had no idea what I was in for.
I walk in and as I start to look around and scan to the back of the store (past the stairs to the second level), I realize that this place is GINORMOUS!!!! Like never-ending. And it's split up into organized sections such as accessories, basics, shoes, clothes organized by color and style, even a whole section dedicated to leopard pretty much (!!). I start to make my way through the store and realize you could literally spend days in there and not see all the clothes they had. I felt like it was the entire inventory of Forever 21 in one place. I know what you might be thinking at this point - omg that store is already such a nightmare to shop in sometimes, so a super massive size of that?? hell on earth. WRONG. Out of all the stores I've been to (and that's a lot), I have never seen one so organized and clean and easy to navigate through. I couldn't believe it. On top of that, they had a really good music playlist going that wasn't so loud I couldn't hear myself think. THEN, I spoke with several employees who were not only nice, but extremely helpful - something that I find somewhat rare at F21 unfortunately. I was blown away by this place!!
So I asked the lady at the register a few questions since I was so in awe of this production, and she confirmed that it is the largest F21 in the world (NY and a new one in Fresno randomly come in second) and that they have over 500 employees working there!! So the curiosity in me took over and when I came home I decided to do a little research on them. Here's what I found:
The store is 126,000 square feet (the one in Times Square is 90,000, on average they are 5,000-15,000 sq ft) and took over the space of a department store in the mall.
They employ 650 full and part-time people.
They have 36 cash registers and 132 fitting rooms.
Anyways, this information really does nothing for your life, but if you are obsessed with F21 like me, I thought maybe you might find it interesting.
Have a happy day :)