Coming Soon: Prada and Saint Laurent to Open in Tysons Galleria

Plus: the first confirmed retailers roll into City Center.

Saint Laurent and Prada will open their first area stores at Tysons Galleria. Photos via the Tysons Galleria Facebook page.

We couldn’t help but let out a little excited squeal when we spotted this photo on Tysons Galleria’s Facebook page this week, effectively announcing the pending arrival of a new Prada boutique. (Could it be the influence of one Olivia Pope?) And just a week before that, the center posted a similar shot spotlighting the signage for a new Saint Laurent. These openings signal a big coup for Tysons, and for the city: Each store will be the first of its kind to open in the Washington area. No details yet—save a projected opening timeframe of spring ’14—but stay tuned!

In other shopping news, this week Washington Business Journal reported word of a permit for construction of a Kate Spade New York store at the downtown City Center development. Kate Spade (which also is opening a new location in Tysons Galleria, to add to stores in Georgetown and Pentagon City) joins Tumi, which was the center’s first confirmed retailer. And while there’s still nothing more concrete than hopeful buzz regarding rumored Uniqlo and Topshop stores, we’ve got our fingers crossed that these soon-to-open fashion faves will mean more stylish stores to follow.