Of the Keizertimes

Starting next month, women in Keizer can find new clothes in the loft.

Actually, that’s the LOFT, a line of clothing stores that are a division of Ann Taylor.

A LOFT spokesperson confirmed the company is opening a location in Keizer Station.

“The LOFT store should be open by Sept. 9,” said the spokesperson, noting it will be a concept store.

LOFT concept stores have seating and open space, featuring larger groupings of mannequins to show additional outfit options.

The store, currently being remodeled, is located at 6305 Ulali Drive NE, between David’s Bridal and Ulta Beauty. A permit was applied for in late February worth $438,400. However, due to a backlog at the county level the permit wasn’t issued until early July. No square footage was listed on the permit.

On opening day and throughout opening week, guests will receive a tote as a gift with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last. Shoppers will also be able to enter a chance to win a $250 LOFT shopping spree, as well as a personal styling session.

Types of clothing at LOFT will include silhouettes, polka dots, dusty pastels, autumn hues and more for fall fashions like denims, pencil skirts, lace-front tops and polished pumps.

Each LOFT employee is also a stylist who can give fashion advice and ideas.

Opening week hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.