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New store openings: PBteen in Annapolis and PANDORA in downtown Baltimore

Lorraine Mirabella

12:47 PM EDT, July 19, 2013

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New stores from Williams-Sonoma and PANDORA jewelry are coming to malls in Annapolis and downtown Baltimore.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is opening the first PBteen store in Maryland on Saturday at Westfield Annapolis mall. PBteen, one of Williams-Sonoma’s Pottery Barn brands, is designed to appeal to 'tweens and teens, selling backpacks, messenger bags, lunch totes and accessories. Shoppers will find the 2013 PBdorm collection, with an array of twin sheets, task lighting, storage and decorative accessories.

The store will be built around the PBteen Design Lab, where shoppers can create a personalized room on a computer monitor using drag and drop technology. Teens can experiment with room configurations and color combinations and get advice on patterns and styles from on-site design specialists. Products can be ordered and shipped as well as sold in store.

The store will open at 10 a.m. and feature entertainment by D.J. As-One. The first 250 shoppers will get a free gift and a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards. Though it’s a first in Maryland, the store is one of 13 PBteen stores chain-wide.

And coming this September to The Gallery at Harborplace, a new PANDORA concept store, a shop dedicated solely to PANDORA jewelry, which will be located near Forever 21, store officials announced Friday.

The more than 1,000-square-foot location will carry the full PANDORA assortment of 14K and 18K gold and sterling silver bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings, including the Black Crown Diamond watch collection, the 18K Gold LovePods collection and Liquid Silver assortment as well as the popular “Moments” bracelets and charms.

PANDORA is known for jewelry that can be combined, matched, layered and stacked to suit personal taste. Pieces start at $25 and sell for up to $1,999.

 "PANDORA continues to grow in popularity within our community, and globally," said Diane Meyer, owner of the new store in The Gallery.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com