Category: Apparel

Coming from: Australia

Current stores: 50 across the nation.

Planned openings: From 50 to 75

Average store size: 2,000 sq. ft.

Target audience: Young people looking for affordable clothes.

Buzz: Cotton On is perhaps the most high profile new retailer entering the U.S. this year. In May, the chain purchased 33 leases from bankrupt U.S. chain Metropark in order to grow its foothold stateside.