VRN - March 2017

March 2017



Destination Shoppers

Outlet centers keep inventing ways to attract dollar-dropping tourists.


Macerich: always Fashionable

Jamie Bourbeau reveals how Macerich attracts fashion-minded shoppers.

Seeking Sustainability

Outlet centers are taking “green” to new levels.

March openings

Texas gets a double dose of new outlet centers with the openings of The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay and The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo.

Spring Deal Making

Co-chairs Michelle Waak and Charlie Devine discuss why the VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making is a must-attend event.

REIT update

Real estate investment trusts press ahead with key projects and developments.

Luxury Evolves

Retailers must respond to the changing nature of upscale offerings.


New Up Front

DOC&R names new board members; Assembly Row adds more outlets; Finland’s Zsar reveals retailers; The Outlet to relaunch as The Boulevard; Outlets of Mississippi’s charitable efforts.

Retail Outlook

Lululemon reports profit increase; Finish Line narrows its assortment; Guess’s rev- enue is up in China; Selena Gomez named spokesperson for Coach; jewelry performs well at Claire’s.

Development Briefs

Great Lakes Crossing reports Michigan firsts; Geddis joins Woodmont; Tirado, Perez named at Corpus Christi Bay; CBRE adds Skye Group; Ontario Mills rings in the Year of the Rooster.