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    June/July 2014

    COVER STORY

    Outlet Collection at Niagara opens
    On May 15-18, to the utter joy of 260,000 eager Canadian shoppers, Ivanhoé Cambridge opened the classy Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., about 15 minutes from New York. The developer expects its $200 million outlet center to redefine the outlet shopping experience in Canada.


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    Canada Update
    Astonishing as it seems, Canada’s outlet GLA will soon double. By the end of this year, the nation will have nine outlet centers totaling 2,456,817 sf, up from six outlet centers totaling 1,082,818 sf at the end of 2013. That 2014 GLA total includes the 153,000- sf expansion of the 155,522-sf Tanger Outlets Cookstown.


    Outlet Outlook
    Competition among apparel brands is heating up as people choose comfort with a fashion twist over formality for practically every waking moment. As shoppers are increasingly taking the high/low approach (Lanvin sneakers worn with unbranded chinos), Marie Driscoll analyzes the choices today’s brands are making to capitalize on the new trend/blend of casual and sports apparel: Gap’s Athleta, Ann’s Lou & Grey, VF’s Lucy.


    DEPARTMENTS

    News Up Front
    2014 is turning out to be the year of outlet openings. Four outlet centers totaling nearly 1.5 million sf have already opened this year, but eight more are expected to join those ranks by the end of 2014. In other news, on May 22, Howard Hughes Corp. celebrated the grand opening of the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk in downtown New Orleans; taking a graduated approach, 20 outlet tenants began opening in late May at Federal Realty’s Outlets at Assembly Row; panelists at RECon say outlet retailing’s vital signs are robust.



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    15 September, 2014
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