by Stephen Garner

Versace will open its first Arizona store at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Set to open in spring 2020, the Italian luxury brand will debut a 3,131 square-foot store in the property’s luxury wing. The new store will be adjacent to Michael Kors. 

“Versace represents its heritage through innovative and always-glamourous designs, and this inspired brand is a tremendous complement to the curated collection of luxury stores and experiences at Scottsdale Fashion Square,” said Michael Guerin, senior vice president of leasing at Macerich, the owner of Scottsdale Fashion Square. “We continue to attract the world’s finest global brands to our magnificent property, which is the true home for luxury in Arizona.”

Versace is the latest luxury brand to choose Scottsdale Fashion Square. Other marquee names at the region’s luxury property include Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, and many others. New, experience-forward dining concepts now open at the property include Ocean 44, an upscale seafood restaurant from the team behind Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse, and Toca Madera, an art-filled destination for Mexican cuisine from West Hollywood.  

The enhanced luxury wing that debuted last holiday season at Scottsdale Fashion Square is marked by new stores, high-end furnishings and finishes, a Swarovski-inspired light column in the Crystal Court, and a range of desirable amenities. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, this wing also features a new grand entrance, providing a sense of arrival with a striking, two-story glass entry plus new attractions including two market “firsts” – Nobu Scottsdale (opening spring 2020) and Equinox luxury fitness (opening 2021).

Also slated to open in 2021 at Scottsdale Fashion Square is Republic Scottsdale, the first non-gaming hotel from the famed Caesars Entertainment brand, which will include two new dining concepts from high-profile chef Giada De Laurentiis.