Puma’s return to the U.S. mall will be the first time in decades that the brand will open its doors in the nation’s capital.
The brand has not shopped in New York since the 1970s and has no retail presence in the city since it was sold to German footwear giant Puma in 2000.
It has sold millions of pairs of shoes across the U., with more than 2 million pairs sold since opening.
The New York Times reports that the company is scheduled to open its first store in mid-January.
The chain has been one of the most successful luxury footwear brands in the world for nearly two decades.
It’s the only footwear brand to have a store in the country and was named by Time Magazine as the world’s best-kept secret.
In the 1980s, the brand was forced to close its flagship stores in Miami and New York due to economic hardships, but Puma relaunched in 2013 as part of the “The Fifth Wave” of the retailing movement.
Puma was founded in 1985 in Germany by Christian Louboutins.
The company has sold more than $1 billion in footwear globally and has more than 3,000 stores across the world.
The Puma name was a nod to the German word for “throne” — meaning “the throne of God.”
It was named after the Greek god of wisdom and justice.