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Fashion house Dior to open store at Tysons Galleria next year

The view from Tysons Galleria’s third floor (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The high-end gowns of Dior will soon grace the halls of Tysons Galleria.

The Parisian fashion house will open a clothing boutique at the mall, its first in Virginia, Tysons Galleria recently announced on Instagram. The store is currently expected to open in June 2023.

Brookfield Properties, the property owner, says it views Dior as a complement to the mall’s existing roster of luxury clothing stores, including Versace, Chanel and Saint Laurent. The latter two are set for future expansions.

“It continues to be an exciting time at Tysons Galleria,” said Kirsten Lee, Brookfield’s executive vice president of luxury leasing. “The Brookfield Properties’ leasing team curates the shopping center to ensure it remains the best luxury shopping destination in the region.”

Founded in Paris in 1946 by designer Christian Dior, Dior has 47 boutiques in the U.S., though its only location in the D.C. area right now is at CityCenterDC. The company didn’t return FFXnow’s request for comment by press time.

An electrical work permit issued by Fairfax County on Sept. 29 indicates that the Tysons Galleria store will be located on the mall’s second floor in suite 2218.

Fashion and accessories have been the primary focus of recent newcomers to Tysons Galleria, including Balenciaga, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jacadi Paris, Montblanc, Ralph Lauren, and Omega. Earlier this year, the mall reopened its Urbanspace food hall.

In addition to Dior, tenants coming to the mall will include watchmakers Panerai, Breitling and IWC Schaffhausen, along with Azzuri Kitchen and Bath, according to Lee.

Also on the way are the Singaporean restaurant Jiwa Singapura, sports bar Yard House, and CMX CinéBistro, though the movie theater-restaurant hybrid no longer has a set opening date.