Shoppers can now browse items at Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman Simon malls online with a new feature called Simon Search, the mall owner Simon announced.
Simon Search allows customers to browse across multiple different stores in each mall all in one online search engine with store, brand, color and category filters. The platform offers search results of the products currently in stock at participating shops.
“Simon Search brings new search capabilities to our retail centers, offering shoppers multiple ways to search for specific in-store merchandise,” said Mikael Thygesen, Simon’s chief marketing officer. “This game changing search tool raises the bar, delivering enhanced inventory visibility to our shoppers.”
Long Island’s Simon malls – Roosevelt Field in Garden City and Walt Whitman in Huntington Station – are two of 29 Simon retail centers nationwide participating in testing the new search platform.
So far, Simon Search includes items from only some of the malls’ dozens and dozens of stores. However, more participating stores are added to the search engine each day. As of Wednesday, 10 are included in Roosevelt Field’s Simon Search, including Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Gap, J.Crew and JCPenney. Walt Whitman’s has five, including Anthropologie, Gap and J.Crew.
Simon Search is available on desktop and mobile and will have its official rollout later this year.