the retail landscape in upscale green hills will start growing a little greener this summer. lots of buzz has been circling around three new boutique stores. michael kors, most recognizable to the mainstream as a judge on bravo!’s project runway, opens his first nashville location this month. another notch in the belt for shoppers is david yurman‘s 19th u.s. store. known for his high end jewelry and accessory lines, the store’s interior will be sleek and modern, fashioned of metal and glass. tory burch also joins the roster this fall with her american lifestyle brand clothing for women of all ages.
in bigger news, the new 149,000 square foot nordstrom is slightly ahead of schedule looking to open september 2011 and with hopes of reorganizing your life in november, the container store takes the slot where david kidd bookstores once stood (RIP davis kidd).