VRN - October 2016

October 2016



Urban Outlets

Outlet centers located near population centers often require a different approach.


Outlet App-enings

Apps are helping outlet centers provide consumers with purchase-sparking information.

Holiday Tips

Going beyond the bearded guy in the red suit to attract gift-buying shoppers.


News Up Front

Medford (Minn.) Outlet Center gets a renovation and new name; Tanger makes its NASCAR debut; Palm Beach Outlets goes for speed; Ontario Mills’ shoe party; Neinver enters into an agreement with Carrefour Polska to manage the Metropolitan Outlet in Bydgoszcz.

Retail Outlook

Newly converted outlet centers help New York & Company beat expectations; Visits to outlets are up 4 percent since March, according to Cowen and Company; Nordstrom shifts its anniversary sale; Stuart Vevers’ designs drive Coach comps; Express has expansion plans for its factory outlet stores.

Development Briefs

Outlets at Silverthorne pleases its shoe-loving customers with new leases; Nordstrom Rack to come to Vaughan Mills; Vineyard Vines opens its first Midwest outlet in Chicago; the first Converse outlet in Utah opened at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.