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Lands' End to open Rockville store as it frees itself from Sears

Michael Neibauer
Lands' End to open Rockville store as it frees itself from Sears

Lands’ End Inc., the classic American clothing, swimwear and home decor brand acquired by Sears in 2002 for $2 billion and then spun off in 2014, appears set to open a store of its own in Rockville as it steps away from its ever-dwindling former parent. The 8,593-square-foot store slated for Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Congressional Plaza shopping center will be the first standalone Lands’ End (NASDAQ: LE) in Greater Washington. Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT) declined to comment, but the store buildout is listed on a construction leads website as “Lands’ End Retail Store at Congressional Plaza" in Montgomery County, Maryland.