Four companies who run six outlet formats are showcased at the VRN Fall Outlet Retail
Convention with mini-profiles of what’s happening at Lacoste, Children’s Place/Disney Store, Coach and Carter’s/OshKosh B’Gosh.
Lacoste: Building on a Name
Lacoste takes a slow and easy approach to outlet retail, opening 10 stores in a decade. Store growth is directly tied to the growth of its
full-price boutique retail operation.
News Up Front
Many outlet developments plan a midnight start for Black Friday; Compromise said close in Troutdale, Oregon; Casino gets OK to build near planned Tanger Outlet
Center about 35 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh; a pair of developers hopes to build a 400,000-sf outlet center about 50 miles south of Buffalo, N.Y.; and Mills Corp. concludes the
sale of its stake in three mega-shopping malls.
Sessions at the VRN Fall Outlet Retail Convention in Orlando included a developer-led
workshop highlighting industry strengths, and news that a Consumer Reports article earlier this year was so strong more such stories are being planned.
Five outlet developments - the most ever - are recognized at the MAXI marketing awards in Chicago.
Limerick Breaks Ground
More than 110 stores will open next year at a new outlet center in Limerick Township, Pa. Roseland, N.J.-based Chelsea Property Group broke ground
on the property in a ceremony held Sept. 20.
Town leaders in September approved a plan advanced by L.L. Bean and partner/developer
Berenson Assocs. to build a new retail, restaurant and parking complex on the site of the current L.L. Bean Outlet Store.
One of the industry’s newest portfolio owners is bringing a wealth of experience - and the experience of the wealthy - to the outlet-retail sector.
Two developers enhance their outlet projects. One refurbishes a 410-foot mural in
Oregon, while the other improves the play area and seating of the center in New Hampshire.