The Oaks Welcomes Six New Retailers, Restaurants and Experiences in 2019

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The Oaks today announced five new retailers, restaurants and experiences coming to the high-performing property in the second half of 2019, plus a full phased renovation of AMC Theatres set to begin this July. The theatre will remain open during construction improvements.

The Oaks is welcoming Peloton (Opened May 2019); H&M (Opening Q4 2019); Salon Republic (Opening winter 2019); Pedals & Pints Brewing Company (fall 2019); and OR Authentic Thai Cuisine (Opening Q3 2019).

Peloton, the fast-growing, high-tech home fitness concept that started in 2012, just opened at The Oaks in May 2019. Much more than a location to purchase cutting-edge equipment, Peloton stores offer exercise enthusiasts the opportunity to fully explore the brand’s world-class indoor cycling studio experience, designed to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes.

H&M, the tremendously popular fashion retailer from Sweden, will debut at The Oaks in Q4 2019. H&M is one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way for women, men, teens and children.

Salon Republic, opening at The Oaks this winter, offers guests a luxurious salon experience with personalized, celebrity-level treatment from one of the company’s talented beauty professionals. This growing brand offers independent professional stylists everything they need to deliver high-end services to people seeking the latest styles and products from world-renowned beauty brands.

Pedals & Pints, opening at The Oaks this fall, is a local community pub that celebrates cycling and brews its own specialty ales, lagers and pilsners on site and pairs these with phenomenal craft pizzas and salads in a rustic, industrial setting. The company’s tagline and philosophy is, “Enjoy the Ride!”.

OR Authentic Thai Cuisine, formerly White Elephant Thai Cuisine, is returning to the Conejo Valley with a new location at The Oaks in Q3 2019, offers delicious Thai dining and takeout. OR Authentic Thai Cuisine is known for its modern interpretation of classic Thai dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

The Oaks offers more than 170 world-class shops, restaurants and experiences for discerning shoppers of all ages. The property’s signature mix features six anchors – DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Macy’s Men’s & Home, plus JCPenney and AMC Theatres – alongside top specialty retailers including Apple, Anthropologie, Arhaus, Bath and Body Works, Disney, Godiva, L’Occitane, Pottery Barn, PB Teen, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Vans and more, as well as restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Lazy Dog Café and many others.

Visit the property’s website at and follow the shopping center on social media @ShopTheOaksMall.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open Newest Store in Camarillo on Thursday, April 25th

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is opening a new store in Camarillo at 2249 Las Posas Road, creating 29 new jobs in the community. Grand opening date is Thursday, April 25th.

Following the unique grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m., a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo at 11 a.m.

The amount that shoppers saved on their grocery purchases during the store’s first hour of operation will determine the donation amount.

The first 200 customers of the day will also receive Grocery Outlet BlissBucks ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last. Lastly, starting Thursday, April 25, through May 23, customers may enter for a chance to win a grand prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year!

Extreme-value grocery retailer Grocery Outlet, based in Emeryville, offers big savings on brand name products every day, at over 300 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries a full range of products from fresh produce, meat, deli and dairy to a wide assortment of natural and organic choices. They also offer a large selection of beer and wine, health and beauty care and seasonal items. A third-generation, family-led company founded in 1946, Grocery Outlet’s mission has always been to provide customers an exciting place to find WOW savings on name brands they trust. Grocery Outlet stores are run by independent owner-operators in the local community.

Johnny Was, Lorna Jane Active Living and Planet Blue Stores Open This Weekend at Camarillo Premium Outlets

Camarillo Premium Outlets® Adds New Women’s Fashion Offerings to Impressive Retailer Lineup

Property opens Johnny Was, Lorna Jane Active Living and Planet Blue this weekend

Camarillo Premium Outlets, already home to one of the largest selections of name brand offerings in Ventura County, today announces the addition of three new world-class retailers to the property. Johnny Was, opening March 29th, along with Lorna Jane Active Living, opening March 30th, and Planet Blue, opening April 1st, will all provide the same luxury products they are famous for at discounts of up to 25-65% off retail prices. These openings mark the first outlet locations for each retailer.

The Johnny Was store will feature the California-based brand’s signature “boho-chic” looks with a variety of flowing clothing and handcrafted accessories.

Planet Blue, also founded in California, boasts a similar beachy aesthetic with a curated collection of brands coveted by both celebrities and locals. The new outlet store will offer a wide range of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories as well as various home and gift items.

Lorna Jane Active Living began expanding its US presence earlier this year, but its location at Camarillo Premium Outlets will be the brand’s first outlet store in the United States. The new store will feature women’s clothing made for active living, including leggings, tops, sports bras and more for all types of workouts in addition to travel and lifestyle.

Johnny Was and Planet Blue will both be located in the Main Court near Nautica; Lorna Jane Active Living will be located in the Fashion Court near kate spade new york. All three stores will be open Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

About Camarillo Premium Outlets

Camarillo Premium Outlets offers more than 160 outlet stores, including impressive savings at adidas, kate spade new york, The North Face, Coach and Coach Men, Vans Outlet, Tory Burch, Theory, Ted Baker London, J. Crew, The Gap, lululemon athletica, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Camarillo Premium Outlets is located just 45 minutes north of Los Angeles and 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For more information, visit

About Johnny Was

Johnny Was is a collection of clothing and accessories designed in California and inspired by artisan craftsmanship from all corners of the world. Exquisite embroideries, luxury fabrics and effortless silhouettes that defy trends with a timeless sensibility. From one-of-a-kind kimono jackets and signature scarves to refined leather accessories, the woman who wears Johnny Was is a free spirit in the truest sense. Our Brand embodies optimism through beauty, authenticity, comfort and artistic expression. Enjoy the journey.

About Planet Blue

Nearly twenty-five years after opening their first store in Malibu, Planet Blue is still celebrated as the original purveyor of the beachy boho aesthetic and remains an enclave for celebrities and in-the-know locals. Today Planet Blue is a premiere omni-channel specialty retailer with fourteen brick-and-mortar stores across the United States as well shipping to more than 100 countries worldwide. The curated collection of coveted brands takes women from the beach to the street, and anywhere their next adventure may be.

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit

Afters Ice Cream at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard Opened on June 9th

We noticed the big line outside of the brand new Afters Ice Cream at The Annex at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard this past Sunday.  Afters' grand opening was the day before. 

You'll find unique flavors like Milk and Cereal, Cookie Monster and Jasmine Milk Tea at Afters. You'll also find the Milky Bun™ - a mix of a glazed bun with ice cream stuffed in between. We didn't try it but it looks absolutely delish!

More info at

Ross Dress for Less Coming to Newbury Park

Update 8/26/16: Tim H gave us the head up that Ross Dress for Less is planning a grand opening celebration on October 8th. Address is 2665 West Hillcrest Drive, Newbury Park. 805.375.0002 


Posted 3/12/16: Well I was surprised to see that a Ross Dress for Less store is "coming soon" to Newbury Park in the space previously occupied by Loehmanns and vacated in November 2010. Yes, other than the annual Halloween store here, this location has been vacant for over five years.

No word yet on opening date. Other Ross stores in Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Port Hueneme and Ventura in Ventura County.

Marshalls to Open at Simi Valley Town Center This Fall

Marshalls will be looking to hire folks for its new store at the Simi Valley Town Center at a hiring tent August 30, 31 and September 1 at the center court of the mall. This will be the 3rd Ventura County Marshalls location, joining stores at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks and The Market Place in Oxnard. More on Marshalls at

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County Oxnard ReStore Grand Opening on February 27th

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new Oxnard ReStore and office location Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9 a.m. The new location is at 1850 Eastman Avenue Oxnard. Join us for exclusive offers, refreshments, followed by tours of the new offices.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and gently used household items and building supplies, such as furniture, appliances, building materials, cabinetry, windows, hardware, lumber, tools, flooring, lighting and much more. All ReStore merchandise is generously donated by individuals, churches, contractors and businesses, and it is sold at 50 percent below retail value.

After locating the perfect space for the Oxnard ReStore, and office we’ve been working hard over the past several months to get the new store and office up and running. With the help of many generous donations, volunteers and our dedicated staff, we are thrilled to launch this next phase for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.  Now, we’ll have an additional square footage for our Oxnard ReStore to help fund Habitat’s work here in Ventura County, and we hope this will lead to a greater number of homes built each year.

After the Grand Opening, the Oxnard ReStore’s regular business hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will continue to be accepted at both the Simi Valley and the Oxnard ReStore during our donation hours, and pickups also will be available by appointment.

Proceeds from the ReStore help support Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build simple, decent houses in Ventura County, while providing an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills.

For more information about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or to schedule a pickup at either of the Ventura County ReStores, contact Wendy Monk, Oxnard ReStore manager, at (805-485-6065 ext. 106). Information is also available at

Brandy Melville Coming Soon to The Promenade at Westlake

Teen clothing retailer Brandy Melville is coming to The Promenade at Westlake as early as December, in the space next to Cost Plus World Market. Huffington Post noted last year that Brandy Glanville is "the hottest teen clothing retailer in the U.S., where the garments are designed for just one body type: thin." Business Insider notes the company "sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms and slouchy sweaters" and this Italian retailer has been in the U.S. now for about six years.

I don't know who Brandy Melville is, or if she is related to Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. But according to the Brandy Melville EU site, "Being an original Italian brand, inspired by L.A. lifestyle, Brandy Melville gained its fame among Hollywood celebrities, including The Kardashians, Ashley Benson, Audrina Patridge, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Karlie Kloss and many others. In a world where fashion can often come across as ordinary and simple, Brandy Melville charmingly sneaks upon its potential ‘Brandy Girl’. Her classic character stands out in the crowd, she is refined and fashionable yet relaxed. Satisfying the customer is a priority within the concept of Brandy Melville. Whenever entering the store, every customer feels at ease and always leaves with a warm feeling."

Learn more at