Simon to expand four Premium Outlet centers

Indianapolis -- Simon Property Group announced Tuesday that its Premium Outlets division will expand four of its most productive Premium Outlet properties located in California, Florida, Illinois and Washington. 

Construction on these expansions is scheduled to begin in 2012, and total 450,000 sq. ft. of added space.

A 140,000-sq.-ft. expansion is planned for Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Cabazon, Calif., which will bring the center to approximately 640,000 sq. ft. Desert Hills features 130 stores, including such upscale brands as Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod's and Tory Burch.

An 80,000-sq.-ft. expansion is planned for Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Ave, which will the shopping venue to approximately 630,000 sq. ft. The center features tenants such as Burberry, CH Carolina Herrera, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Dooney & Bourke, Etro, Elie Tahari, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Theory, Tod's, Tommy Hilfiger and Zegna.

Chicago Premium Outlets, located in Aurora, Ill., features Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Coach, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sony, Theory and Vera Bradley among its 120 stores. After the 130,000-sq.-ft. expansion, the center will total approximately 570,000 sq. ft.

Seattle Premium Outlets will expand by 100,000 sq. ft. The center is located on the Tulalip Indian Reservation next to the Tulalip Resort Casino, 35 miles north of downtown Seattle, and after the expansion will total approximately 500,000 sq. ft. Its collection of 120 stores includes Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Elie Tahari, J.Crew, Joe's Jeans, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware and Tommy Hilfiger.

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