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Beloved Discount Retailer Century 21 Will Take Over Santa Monica's Shuttered Kitson

Are we looking at the future of shopping? (Rendering courtesy of WithMe)
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While we all mourned the loss of Kitson when the chain closed all of their stores back in December, a new trendy and popular retailer will be taking over their old spot in Santa Monica.

Beginning May 26, Kitson's former 3rd Street Promenade spot will be occupied by WithMe, a pop-up concept that will showcase a new retailer every few months, according to Los Angeles Magazine. The first tenant on the rack will be the New York-based Century 21, a well-loved department store that offers high-end fashion labels at a deep discount.

There will be high-tech fixtures throughout the store, and shoppers can use WithMe's own app to scan items they like, which will then be waiting for them in a dressing room. The future is now, kids.

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WithMe opens at 3rd Street Promenade on May 26, with Century 21 as the first occupant. The store will be located at 395 Santa Monica Place, Ste 120 in Santa Monica.