No summer checklist for the returning college student in Boca is complete without a trip to the mall. After a year away at school, I was anxious to check out both the latest fashion trends and the latest stores at Town Center. Regarding the latter, several new outlets have been added to the mall's always impressive roster of retailers. Don't let the name brands fool you; the prices at the following three stores are quite affordable. Here's the lowdown.

INVICTA: This is the first stand-alone location for the watch brand; until now its products have been sold online at sites such as ShopNBC.com. The brand, which began in 1837, continues to sell extravagant timepieces at affordable prices. With more than 20 distinct collections, Invicta caters to a variety of cliental. Its intricately designed chronographs epitomize true innovation and artistry. Visit invictawatch.com for information about the “Sunday Run,” which the company describes as an opportunity to snag watches at “street prices.” Call 561/394-5930 for more information.
 
FOSSIL: What began as an idea suggested by the brother of founder Tom Kartsotis has blossomed into an international lifestyle brand. The Town Center Fossil, the first stand-alone location in our market, offers everything from quality watches and leather goods to jewelry and accessories in designs that run the gamut from vintage to contemporary. Check fossil.com or call 561/393-2891 for summer sales.
 
ARDEN B.: Bold, bright, embellished designs line the walls of this re-located retailer, now in the Nordstrom wing. The brand still boasts the same high-fashion design, just in a larger alcove of the mall. Though a subsidiary of teen-favorite Wet Seal Inc., Arden B. caters to more sophisticated, mature clientele. In addition to trendy apparel, the brand features accessories, shoes and swimwear. The current “Kiss It Goodbye” sale includes up to 75 percent off of select styles in the store and online. Sale prices can be found at ardenb.com or by calling 561/392-1150.