The French word “rue” means street. 21 is the age so many people want to be. That describes the essence of the fashion merchant about to join the lineup at South Hill Mall in Puyallup.

Rue21 expects to open its doors in late summer. The store will occupy 3,800 square feet near the Multi-Care Good Samaritan Play Park. Rue21 offers a broad assortment of the newest emerging trends in apparel and accessories for girls and guys. Launched in 1987, the Warrendale, Pa.-based company operates more than 700 stores in 46 states.