|The lights, music are turning off... | Image, A&F The Grove|
The renowned outdoors shopping and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, The Grove first opened in 2002 and has been an established unique, great attraction with its utterly exclusive setup and offerings. Abercrombie & Fitch was among the original storefronts, and A&F reopened on July 16, 2006, fully elevated and outfitted as the West Coast flagship (after the prior Christmas 2005 opening of A&F Fifth Avenue in New York City on the East Coast). The Grove has also been grounds for shopping excursions by many celebrities: some, like Victoria Beckham (who had an incident in the spring of 2007 in which she was trying to pay for a haul of a peddled sum of around US$12,000 though who's first credit card was denied and had the fourth card finally go through; her we-all-know-who-he-is husband, David, had also been spotted by paparazzi wearing A&F) and Megan Fox among others, would drop by A&F as well.
As originally the West Coast flagship and based in globally iconic Los Angeles, A&F The Grove has boasted as home a great preeminent structure, topped off with a clock and dome, on the grounds of the complex; it has held three sales floors and only recently made space for abercrombie kids. The location has been a part of high-profile events including being a destination for the winners of the "A&F Screen Test" Fall 2010 contest and red-carpet-and-all party in honor of the "A&F Stars on the Rise" (Fall 2013) campaign. Mexican actor and singer Diego Boneta (Rebelde; 90210; Rock of Ages) also made a stop-by when his Bruce Weber photography was up as part of the "A&F The Making of a Star" Spring-Summer 2014 campaign.
Naturally, A&F The Grove has also found itself in the pantheon of pop culture. In 2008, a YouTube documentary pair (who just happened to be there at the time and in distance) amusing noticed and filmed an unknowing greeter who was making physical movements accompanying some sort of tale of a fight, and the vid was uploaded in 2010. Famous comedic Viner Brittany Furlan made A&F The Grove the setting of a lighthearted vine when she dropped by in June 2013 unannounced to "take over" as a store greeter! Televised popular media events set at The Grove have also come to feature the storefront as just a part of the general area.
For everything it's been, A&F The Grove has been an outstanding destination through the years.
Check out sharings from the team, their last Christmas/Winter season – the last ever – at The Grove...
|#Repost from @prideisfame,|
thanks for staying #UpAllNight with us this Black Friday.
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|Holiday nights at #TheGrove|
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|Abercrombie & Fitch The Grove in its full glory|
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The closure of A&F The Grove (store #10951) is not just the closure of a one-of-a-kind special place in the Abercrombie & Fitch chain but also the closure of a great location realized during the greatness of the Mike Jeffries Era. It will also make for the second closing, after A&F Fukuoka (which was opened in 2010 in southern Japan and closed as a flagship a year later; the location itself now operating as "A&F Brands Factory Store"), of an originally-intended flagship location. If you happen to be in the Greater Los Angeles Area now, or will be before the final moments, you've gotta drop by for one final time. A&F The Grove, it will be missed forever...