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September 14, 2017 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

VRN National Outlet Convention Is Next Week

The outlet center industry will convene in New York on Sept. 18-19 for the VRN National Outlet Convention. This year’s event will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the first time. Registration begins on Monday at 12:30 p.m.; deal making starts at 1:30 p.m. The DOC&R sunset cruise, sponsored by Empire Outlets, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with... more >>

Conklin Joins Strategy+Style Marketing Group

Coleen Conklin has been named the chief operating officer of Strategy+Style Marketing Group. Conklin brings more than 20 years of retail and shopping center marketing experience to Strategy+Style Marketing Group, a marketing services consultancy serving private equity investment groups, shopping center ownership entities, real estate developers and retailers.  In her new role, Conklin... more >>

Miromar Outlets is Open Post-Hurricane

Miromar Outlets, located in Estero, Fla., announced that it is open today. The center added that it currently has special operating hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. “We will be operating under these hours until the curfew in Estero is lifted,” the center said in a press release. more >>

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Adds Brands

Several brands are opening at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Tory Burch officially opened its first-ever Kentucky location in mid-August, and the internationally renowned True Religion brand opened its doors in September. Calvin Klein will open its doors in mid-November along with the outlet’s latest culinary addition, Le Creuset. “Tory Burch, Calvin Klein and True Religion are... more >>

L’Occitane Opens at Citadel Outlets

L’Occitane opened its first outlet in Los Angeles at Citadel Outlets on Sept. 1. The shop, the company’s 14th North American outlet, opened with celebrations that ran throughout Labor Day weekend. “We’re always looking for ways to elevate our offerings of luxury, world-class brands,” said Chelsea Hartnett, director of public relations, Citadel Outlets. "L’Occitane will be a wonderful... more >>

Williams Sonoma Home Pops Up at Westbrook

Westbrook Outlets, the 290,000-square-foot outlet center located in the heart of coastal Connecticut, announced that Williams Sonoma Home Pop-Up Outlet is now open for business.   At 12,000 square feet and located near Williams Sonoma Outlet and Waterford Wedgwood Royal Daulton, Williams Sonoma Home Pop-Up Outlet offers shoppers savings up to 50 percent on living room, dining room and... more >>

Pianos on Parade at Outlets of Mississippi

The Outlets of Mississippi will host a Pianos on Parade concert on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. “Our concert will be the first installation by Pianos on Parade in the state of Mississippi,” said Kathy Hackshaw, director of retail operations and general manager. The Richland Upper Elementary School received a piano from the Pianos on Parade organization in March and it was integrated into the... more >>


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