Coming from: France
Current stores: Five, in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Planned openings: Unknown, but the chain has been talking to brokers about major U.S. expansion, according to Cynthia Groves, senior managing director of retail consulting with Newmark Knight Frank.
Average store size: Approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
Target audience: Women, especially mother/teenage daughter teams.
Buzz: Comptoir Des Cottoniers is run by Fast Retailing, the same company that owns Uniqlo and Theory. The chain specializes in tunics and coats and has a special appeal for mothers and daughters who share the same sense of style, says Groves.