First Look: Pop Mart expanding in LA — here's where

Pop Mart Century City
Pop Mart's Century City location will open on Feb. 10. (Image courtesy of Pop Mart)

Asian toy and entertainment brand Pop Mart is kicking off 2024 by expanding its presence in Los Angeles.

The brand will open two stores in the nation’s second largest city: one at Westfield Century City and the other at Glendale Galleria. The Century City store will open on Feb. 10, will the Glendale store’s grand opening is still to be determined.

Last month, Pop Mart opened its first store in California’s Bay Area at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall. The new store followed the opening of the company's first permanent U.S. location, which opened in September at American Dream in East Rutherford, N.J., and positive feedback from fans on two long term pop-up locations in New York City’s World Trade Center and Costa Mesa, Calif.’s South Coast Plaza.

“As a California native, I am thrilled about the new Pop Mart store openings, and the opportunity to connect with our fans at the Century City grand opening,” said Luis Barrientos, EVP of real estate at Pop Mart.

Pop Mart now stands at seven stores across in the U.S. The brand also had a strong presence at key cultural conventions in the U.S. in 2023, such as DesignerCon, ComplexCon, San Diego Comic Con and AnimeExpo.

“Following the recent success of Westfield Valley Fair, we are delighted to expand our presence in the Los Angeles area with two new stores at such historically rich locations,” said Larry lu, head of Pop Mart North America. “We are proud to open our largest store to date in Westfield Century City, and for the exciting presence of  the artist behind one of our most popular recent releases at the grand opening event.”

Pop Mart has U.S. store openings planned for Las Vegas, another store in the Bay Area, and San Diego, though details are not yet available.

Headquartered in Beijing, Pop Mart operates more than 450 stores, 2,000 Robo Shops, and a vast network of distributors across 84 countries and regions.

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