Stein Mart Announces 10 New Stores to Open This Year

Stein Mart Announces 10 New Stores to Open This Year

New Miami and Washington, D.C. Area Stores to Launch in Former Loehmann's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart (Nasdaq:SMRT)
announces the opening of 10 new stores this year as part of the company's
largest store expansion since 2007, beginning with new locations in the Miami,
Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas areas set to open this spring. This year's new
store openings will bring the company's total nationwide store count to more
than 270.

The announcement of this expansion follows the company's fiscal 2013
same-stores sale growth of 3.7 percent.

The Miami and Washington, D.C. stores will open in former Loehmann's locations
– an example of Stein Mart's aggressive real estate strategy focused on
securing strategically important retail locations in targeted growth areas.
This expansion will provide Stein Mart its first Miami area store and third in
the Washington, D.C. area, each selected because of its attractive,
high-traffic appeal where the company's core customer-base has been

"Our focus on offering designer and national brands at discount prices every
day continues to prove successful and has enabled us to put into motion our
largest store opening plan in years," said Jay Stein, CEO of Stein Mart. "We
understand that increasing our number of stores is an important part of our
sales growth strategy, so this is significant news for us. We are fortunate to
have a talented management team that identifies key locations in targeted
growth areas, so we are always prepared to act when a prime location becomes

The three new stores opening in spring 2014 are located in:

  *Las Vegas: 2060 North Rainbow Blvd. – March 20
  *Miami area: 19915 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura – May 15
  *Washington, D.C. area: 7271 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA – May 15

The locations of the remaining seven new stores opening in 2014 will be
announced this summer, with six scheduled to open in October and one in

In addition to opening new stores, Stein Mart will move six existing stores to
new locations, beginning with relocations this spring of stores in:

  *Hendersonville, NC: 233 Greenville Hwy. – March 20
  *Overland Park, KS: 6403 W. 135^th St. – March 20
  *Birmingham, AL: 5275 Hwy. 280 South –May 1

Stein Mart plans to close two stores in 2014, with closures of both locations
(Fernandina Beach, FL and Brentwood, TN) already completed.

About Stein Mart, Inc.

Stein Mart is a national retailer with more than 260 locations and offering a distinctive assortment of current-season, brand name
fashion apparel for women and men, accessories, home décor, linens and shoes –
all at prices up to 60 percent off brand name and specialty merchandise every
day. For more information about Stein Mart or to find your nearest location,
please visit

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