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December 22, 2014 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

NED, Paragon team up for Detroit outlet center

Paragon Outlet Partners and New England Development have teamed up on the latter's 375,000-sf Outlets of Michigan project, planned for the suburban Detroit city of Romulus, according to a report published in Crain's. The center will be on Interstate 94 near the junction with Interstate 275 and adjacent to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The companies' timeline calls for an opening... more >>

Outlet Agenda

Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention In September, the VRN Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention moves back to Secaucus, N.J., for an enhanced program that will include keynote speakers, marketing workshops and roundtables, one-and-a-half days of deal making, and the presentation of the ORCA and Hall of Fame awards. Qualified retailers get in free, and this meeting... more >>

Fashion Outlets of Chicago wins ICSC D&D Award

Macerich and AWE Talisman garnered a Gold in the ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards competition, spotlit in a ceremony at this month's ICSC CenterBuild conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award, for New Development in the 500,000-sf-and-up category, honored their achievement in creating Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill. The citation said FOC "won for breaking the mold of... more >>

Settlers’ Green O.V. partners with ski resorts

OVP Management, which opened Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, N.H. in 1988, has partnered with local winter resorts to bolster seasonal traffic. North Conway is often ranked by National Geographic as one of the top 25 ski towns in the world and Settlers' Green is within 30 minutes of five major New Hampshire ski resorts and other winter recreation areas. The center's... more >>

VF opening Moscow outlet stores with Fashion House

VF is preparing to open three contiguous stores in Fashion House Outlet Centre Moscow – the retailer's first outlet doors in Russia. The VF brands Lee, Wrangler and Vans will lease a total of 5,400 sf. Oleg Oleynikov, VF development director for CEE, said those stores will be joined by two more, to feature additional VF brands, when the center's phase 2 expansion is completed. The... more >>

Galeries Lafayette opens first outlet

Leading French department store Galeries Lafayette has opened the first department store outlet in France. The 8,600-sf store opened on Sept. 13 at One Nation Paris, the year-old outlet center in suburban Les Clayes sous Bois. According to, the Galeries Lafayette Outlet offers past-season goods by major brands at discounts as deep as 50 percent off. Among the brands... more >>

DW Outlet opens at Royal Quays

Designer Warehouse Outlet opened its first door in the North East region of England, opening in November at Royal Quays Outlet Centre in Newcastle, North Shields, U.K. The store is the fourth DWO overall and offers designer brands such as Bench, Firetrap, Jack & Jones, Cross Hatch and Lambretta at deep discounts. Open since 1996, Royal Quays is owned and operated by North Shields... more >>


"Our portfolio associated with value retail is a little over 34 percent of our business. In 2011 it generated $1.2 billion of our NOI. And it is growing." - David Simon, CEO of Simon Property GroupSee more details in the March 2013 VRN more >>

By the Numbers

The world’s 35 largest outlet centers – those that are 500,000 sf or bigger – are mostly found in North America. Twenty-five of the world’s largest are in the U.S., and three are in Canada. Two large outlet centers are in China and two more are in Australia. The 35 centers total more than 23 million sf, or about one-fourth of the world’s total outlet GLA of 96 million sf. Chelsea... more >>


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