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Robert Redford’s Sundance store to open in Leawood

Sundance has eight stores but plans to add three more stores in the next few months, including one in Leawood.
Sundance has eight stores but plans to add three more stores in the next few months, including one in Leawood.

Sundance, a premier lifestyle retailer, plans a November opening in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza.

The chain sells women’s and men’s apparel, footwear, jewelry, accessories, art and home decor.

In a statement, Matey Erdos, president and CEO, said: “Sundance offers our customers a unique experience, one not commonly found elsewhere. For us, it is a privilege to curate distinctive and artisanal collections, many pieces of which are exclusive to Sundance. Leawood Town Center Plaza’s commitment to provide a distinctive experience, both in shopping and in culture, allows Sundance a unique opportunity to bring this heritage and lifestyle to our loyal customers in the Kansas City area.”

Town Center Plaza officials would not confirm the Sundance lease at 4868 W. 119th St. However, Sundance is going through Leawood planning for that address.

The Limited had previously occupied the space but closed earlier this year. J.Jill is operating there temporarily while it remodels its permanent location at 4816 W. 119th St. It plans to open there on July 27.

Actor and director Robert Redford founded the Sundance Catalog in 1989 to promote the works of artists and craftspeople in the U.S. and around the world. It started as a small operation run out of the attic of the old Sundance Village firehouse. Now the Salt Lake City-based company has eight retail locations, a catalog and website. Two more stores are scheduled to open in October in California and Georgia.

Redford also is an advocate for independent filmmaking. He founded the Sundance Film Festival in 1985.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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