Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that Diane's Beachwear, which offers the latest in swimwear clothing and accessories, will be opening its newest store in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Scottsdale Quarter in early March 2011. The new 1,200-square-foot flagship store represents the 19-store chain's debut outside of California. Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY is the architect for the new Diane's Beachwear store.
Diane's Beachwear, the chain's primary store brand, has a large selection of mix and match separates, cover-ups, accessories, and sportswear. Diane's top selling brands include: Sunsets, L*Space, Vitamin A, Becca, Vix, & Billabong. Some of Diane's stores now carry "Kid's Beachwear" and "Men's Beachwear" to suit the ultimate beachwear family.
“I am looking forward to styling the ladies of Arizona and providing them with everything they need to look and feel fabulous every day, ” states Diane Biggs, the driving force behind this burgeoning regional chain of stores. Diane’s tremendous success within the beachwear industry is due to the company’s true passion for swimwear and dedication to making every woman feel beautiful in her body.
Skyline Development and Construction of Norco, Calif., is the general contractor. Skyline Development and Construction has worked with Diane's for more than 10 years. "We share in Diane’s passion to create a fun, yet beautiful store, to showcase her marketing genius of bringing the latest in swimwear clothing and accessories to her customer, ” says Skyline's CEO Kip Robinson.
“We thoughtfully assemble and manage a team of innovative professionals for each of our design/build projects to create a 'look and feel' that reflects the passion and tastes of each client, ” Robinson adds.
Skyline selected KTGY as the designer for the new Arizona flagship store. "The new Scottsdale store front will be made entirely of glass to highlight Diane's extensive beachwear selections, " says Craig Chinn, KTGY studio director in Irvine. "It is a beautiful, clean, contemporary design that is an exciting addition to the growing list of new tenants at the popular Scottsdale Quarter."
Chinn continues, "Working as a design-build team with Skyline Development and Construction saved the project time and money since we worked together with Diane's from the start and kept the design in-line with the budget."
Diane's Beachwear will join retailers A/X Armani Exchange, west elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, H&M, Nike, Apple and iPic Theaters at the Scottsdale Quarter. Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15279 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Diane’s began in the spring of 1962 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and has grown to 18 stores located throughout Southern California and 1 in northern California, plus an e-commerce website. Diane's (DianesBeachwear.com) was the first in the beachwear industry to offer the ability to mix sizes in all swimwear tops and bottoms and has maintained a leading position in its market by offering the largest selection of mix and match separates. Diane's provides them with the one-stop shopping for all of their beachwear needs all year round.
About Skyline Development & Construction
Skyline Development & Construction specializes in design/build projects, ground-up construction, retail/restaurant tenant improvements, and shopping center renovations. Throughout the years, the firm has constructed projects in many of the major Southern California regional malls, and their list of clients include industry giants Simon Property Group, General Growth Properties, and Macerich to complete Landlord design/build projects or assist one of their tenants in creatively remodeling their store. For more information, call (951) 737-6820.
About KTGY Group, Inc.
Established in 1991, KTGY Group, Inc. (KTGY.com), Architecture and Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, marketing and financial performance and takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studios. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va.