tommy hilfiger

Inside the Tommy Hilfiger New West Coast Flagship Opening on Robertson Boulevard on February 13, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. 

UF student Bianca Barrera looks forward to strutting on campus with the signature red, white and blue logo of Tommy Hilfiger on her clothes.

A Tommy Hilfiger store, which sells luxury clothing and jeans, will join the slew of stores opening in Celebration Pointe, north of the intersection of Interstate 75 and Southwest Archer Road within the next two years.

Barrera, a UF business junior, said she’s excited for Tommy Hilfiger to open, as it will be closer than a store in St. Augustine.

“It’s a good brand that’s worth the extra cost,” the 21-year-old said.

Ralph Conti, a principal and managing member of RaCo Real Estate, which is partnering to oversee the development, said there is no set opening date for the store.

Celebration Pointe, a 160-acre mixed-use development, will be a space for people to shop, hang out, work and live, according to a press release. The space should be complete by 2020, according to the developer’s website.

“It’s going to be a pretty cool place,” Ralph Conti said.

Brands like Bass Pro Shops and Regal Cinemas are considered the anchor brands for the space, said Chris Conti, a marketing coordinator for Celebration Pointe and Ralph Conti’s son. He said tenants and tenant coordinators work together on designing the store space.

“The overall idea is for the development to be a great place to basically celebrate life’s moments,” Chris Conti said.

Other stores have opened or are scheduled to open soon in the development. Bass Pro Shops opened in November 2016, and Regal Cinemas will open this spring, according to a press release. Celebration Pointe also announced in January it will open a Nike Factory Store in spring, according to Alligator archives.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Chris Conti is a marketing coordinator for Celebration Pointe, not RaCo Real Estate. 

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Elliott Nasby is a staff writer who covers UF's administration.