According to a company press release: "Five Below offers a dynamic assortment of trend-right, high-quality merchandise to teens, pre-teens, and beyond." All of the items the retailer sells -- fashion accessories, nail polish, cell phone and tablet accessories, video games, toys and games, arts and crafts, and fitness equipment, for example -- are priced at or below $5.
"We're excited to extend our presence into the greater St. Louis market," said David Schlessinger, co-founder and executive chairman of Five Below. "Our retail model of quality, must-have merchandise at affordable prices complements the family-oriented and value-conscious culture of many St. Louis communities."
The new stores are located in:
- Chesterfield Commons, 54 THF Blvd., Chesterfield, Mo., 63005
- Central Plaza at 15341 Manchester Road, Ballwin, Mo., 63011
- The Promenade at Brentwood, 83 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood, Mo., 63144
- Lincoln Place Centre, 5927 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, Ill., 62208
Five Below also plans to open a fifth St. Louis store in Florissant.
To celebrate the grand openings, each store will be giving away prizes, including free Five Below T-shirts to the first 300 customers to make a purchase and a $100 Five Below shopping spree. Five-cent hot dogs and other giveaways will also be available. The stores open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.