Employees at Victoria's Secret/Pink in Acadiana Mall announced on Facebook that the store will reopen on June 15th.

Victoria's Secret Facebook

The Lafayette store is one of 3 VS/Pink stores in the district to be opening, with the other two being Baton Rouge and Houma. We have not received word on the status of the Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport, New Orleans, or other stores in the state.

With the recent announcement of the closing of over 200 Victoria's Secret stores, it's good to know that the Lafayette store will be reopening, giving at least a few people their jobs back.

Employees will be attending meetings to learn about new sanitizing, social distancing, and other safety protocols to prepare for the reopening.

The Acadiana Mall itself reopened on May 18th, but not all stores have been opened. According to the Acadiana Mall's Facebook page, here are the stores that have reopened as of 5/21 (the latest information posted):

  • Journeys & Journeys Kidz
  • Watch Me Grow
  • Candy Craze
  • Shoe Department
  • Macy’s
  • Sunglass Hut (inside Macy’s)
  • Altar’d State
  • InStyle
  • AT&T
  • Cali Pronail
  • Buckle
  • Blu Spero
  • City Gear
  • Phenom
  • Furniture Plus Bedding
  • HANA’s
  • Great American Cookie
  • Forever 21
  • Dillard’s
  • Jimmy Jazz
  • Chico’s (Curbside Delivery ONLY)
  • New Square
  • Footlocker
  • Kids Footlocker
  • Fire Kutz and Designz
  • Talbots
  • Versona
  • Intrigue
  • Pandora
  • Champs
  • Asian Wok (Take Out Only)
  • Pac Sun
  • Cali Pronail
  • The Churros Bouique
  • Zumiez
  • Hot Trendz
  • Treasures
  • Pop-A-Licious
  • Shoe MGK
  • Thai Max (Take Out Only)
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Gold Center
  • Francesca’s
  • Cell Accessories
  • Maylea
  • Lids
  • GNC
  • Aeropostale
  • Claire’s
  • Express
  • Icing
  • JJill
  • Lenscrafters
  • Sephora
  • Visionworks
  • Watch & Jewelry Repair

Chatter among mall employees is positive, with some stores already seeing better numbers than this time last year.

Let's hope that this is a sign of good things to come.