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Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands and Chains 2000 - 2011 Awards from ICSC

Hot Concepts, Hot Products, the Best Retail Execution and the Best Innovation

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Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands and Chains 2000 - 2011 Awards from ICSC
© Barbara Farfan for About.com
Updated August 23, 2012
Who is a better judge of the hottest retail concepts and products, the best retail execution, and the most innovative retail stores than the leaders in charge of U.S. malls and shopping centers? That's why each year the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) asks mall and shopping store managers to cast their votes for the hottest retail brands and chains.

This is not just another U.S. retail industry survey to be ignored and forgotten. Today's hot retail stores could be tomorrow's hot shopping mall destinations... or just yesterday's retail news.

When looking at the choices for "Hot Retailers" for the past ten years it's easy to see that retail chains cannot exist on hotness alone. At the point where hotness cools off, good retailing and good relationships need to take over.

What follows is a list of the retail stores, brands, and chains that were designated as the "hottest" by mall and shopping center leaders across the U.S. between 2000 and 2011.

2011 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands: 2010 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Flip Flop Shops
  • Charming Charlie
  • Sunflower Farmers Markets
  • Best Buy Express
2009 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Edward Beiner
  • Blue Jean Bar
  • Fashionology
  • OrangeCup
2008 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Pinkberry
  • L.L. Bean
  • Apricot Lane
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Billabong
  • Tesco (Fresh & Easy)
  • Pollo Campero
  • Stir Crazy
  • Ridemakerz (Build-A-Bear)
2007 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • J. Crew
  • The Little Gym
  • Lucy
  • ULTA
  • Uiqlo
  • WineStyles
2006 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Citi Trends
  • Justice Just for Girls
  • Muttropolis
  • Massage Envy
  • Teavana
2005 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Apple
  • Coach
  • Steve & Barry's
  • White House/Black Market
  • Williams-Sonoma
2004 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • H&M
  • Hollister
  • Hot Topic
  • Trader Joe's
  • Victoria's Secret
2003 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands: 2002 Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • Adirenne Vittadini
  • Apple Computer
  • Chico's
  • Forever 21
  • Torrid
  • J. Jill
  • Mishmash
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  • Pottery Barn Kids
2001 ICSC Hot Retailers:

N/A

Hot Shopping Mall Retail Brands:
  • H&M
  • Sephora
  • bebe
  • J. Jill
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Jillian's
  • CB2 (Crate and Barrel)
  • Elm Street (Pottery Barn)
  • Gadzooks
  • Hot Topic
  • Hollister

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