Women's clothing retailer Christopher & Banks is to open a new prototype store showcasing its two brands under one roof for the first time.

The 5,000 sq ft store, which will open on 31 July at the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, Pennsylvania, will sell the Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks lines for Missy, petite and plus customers, each with their own department.

"Christopher & Banks understands and celebrates our customers' needs and desires for casual, comfortable apparel at attainable prices," says president and CEO Lorna Nagler.

"The new store design provides a more distinctive platform to deliver that brand message."