Simon Property Group has announced the opening of six new retail stores and an Italian pasta restaurant in Lenox Square mall this summer and fall.

The six fashion-oriented retail stores are Aéropostale, the Blue Corset Co., Carol’s Daughter, Faconnable, LoveSac and Rowdy.

Aéropostale, a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for young women and men, has opened in 3,988 square feet on the plaza level next to Bloomingdale’s. Aéropostale products can be purchased only in the company’s own stores or online at The company operates more than 900 Aéropostale stores in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

The Blue Corset Co. will open later this summer in 1,200 square feet on the mall level next to Neiman Marcus. The boutique offers fine lingerie featuring upscale, reputable brands and an extensive collection of style options.

Carol’s Daughter will open in August and occupy an 826-square-foot space on the mall level across from Crate & Barrel. Carol’s Daughter offers a complete line of hair and body care products, each made by hand with carefully chosen ingredients and each with fun names such as Tui (pronounced “twee”) Hair Oil and Jamaican Punch Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Faconnable will open this fall on the mall level near Guest Services. Inspired by Faconnable’s heritage in southern France, the 4,200-square-foot boutique will feature both men’s and women’s apparel, as well as a selection of accessories including belts and shoes. Faconnable was founded in the 1950s by Jean Goldberg. The acquisition of the company by M1 group in July 2007 marked the beginning of a new era for the brand.

LoveSac Alternative Furniture Co. is slated to open its 22nd U.S. store late this summer, occupying a 701-square-foot space on the upper level across from Hollister. Founded in 1998, LoveSac was the inventor of the SuperSac, its original oversized beanbag chair, and now offers an entire line of alternative furniture inventions designed for America’s TV rooms. The SuperSac, for example, is 6 feet in diameter, is designed to seat two adults and can be accessorized with a snap-on drink holder.

Grammy Award-winning producer/writer Dallas Austin has opened a boutique for his menswear line, The Rowdy Collection, in an 877-square-foot space across from Godiva Chocolatier. The Rowdy Collection is sold in more than 80 specialty boutiques across the country.

In addition to the retail shops, the Viagio Italian restaurant will open this summer in the Lenox Square Food Court.

— John Schaffner