Photo courtesy of the Mall of America

Toms Shoes has gotten its foot in the door in Minnesota with its first local store slated to open in the Mall of America in time for the holiday season.

The nearly 2,000-square-foot retail space will be located on level one of the Bloomington megamall's recent north side expansion. The store will sell shoes, eyewear, men and women's apparel, accessories as well as coffee.

Toms is the latest addition to the mall's expanded space. With its 30,000-square-foot, two-story store, Spanish fashion retailer Zara will open its first Minnesota location later this year across from Toms.  A 10,000-square-foot Anthropologie store will also open on the first floor before the end of the year.

California-based Toms was first started after founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed children without shoes while traveling in Argentina in 2006. To help, he created Toms, which matches every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair donated to a child in need. Since its inception, Toms has added to its product line with eyewear, handbag and backpack collections and coffee all while supporting giving partners through its "One for One" model.

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