Simon Shopping Destinations, the largest collection of shopping destinations in the United States, has kicked off 2019 with the addition of new exciting shops and brands to many of its properties – including Louis Vuitton Men’s, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Alex and Ani and H&M. Beyond shopping, a new partnership between Marriott International and Simon Shopping Destinations will see the launch of five brand new hotels adjacent to key shopping centres over the next few years; and “Hollywood trainer” Jeanette Jenkins has created free fitness walks that can be experienced at some centres this month. With over 100 properties all over the country, make sure to pay a visit to one of them next time you are in the US!
Town Center at Boca Raton® completes a multimillion-dollar renovation
Town Center at Boca Raton®, one of south Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations, has recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that has seen the introduction of new lifestyle shops, including Italian lingerie brand, Intimissimi; pearl jewellery store, Yvel; and Brazilian swimsuit brand, Cia.Maritima. Also new to the mall is the first Florida outlet of Dance with Me, the fun dance studio created by Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy, from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (the US version of Strictly Come Dancing). Other improvements as a result of the renovation include a new luxury boutique entrance with valet parking, the installation of LED lighting throughout the mall and new and brighter ceilings and flooring.
Offering more than 220 designer stores and specialty shops, Town Center at Boca Raton® is the only place in the US where visitors can shop six department stores in one centre – Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Sears.
Sawgrass Mills® adds new exclusive stores and will open an AC Hotel by Marriott
Sawgrass Mills®, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the US, has recently added new and exclusive retailers to its more than 350 stores. Some of these new names include jewellery and accessory brand, Alex and Ani (first outlet location in Florida); girls’ clothing shop, Monnalisa (first outlet location worldwide); footwear and apparel brand, Ariat (first outlet location on the East Coast) and bath and soap specialist, Nectar Bath Treats (first store on the East Coast).
Sawgrass Mills® has also announced that it will welcome AC Hotel by Marriott in 2020 – the first of the brand in Broward County. The property will boast around 170 rooms and will be perched next to the shopping centre – a convenient location for those who want to enjoy great shopping while staying in the Fort Lauderdale area. The AC Hotel by Marriott is one of the five Marriott-branded hotels that will open at Simon Shopping Destination centres over the next few years as part of an agreement between the two companies.
Sawgrass Mills® offers more than 350 designer and name-brand stores, including 70 luxury brands in The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills® – the shopping centre’s collection of exclusive brands and exquisite dining options.
Free fitness walks at Fashion Valley
The Apple store at Fashion Valley (San Diego) is offering free health and fitness walks throughout the month of February. Co-created by celebrity fitness expert, Jeanette Jenkins (known as the “Hollywood trainer”), attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to reach attainable goals, track their progress and establish fun and healthy habits to stay motivated. The one-hour walks are free of charge and can be booked online. The next sessions will be taking place on 21st and 22nd February at Fashion Valley.
Fashion Valley, located in Mission Valle, is one of Southern California’s trendiest shopping destinations, offering more than 200 designer and name-brand stores.
Louis Vuitton Men’s opens at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace®
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace®, within the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has recently added a new luxury store to its collection. Louis Vuitton Men’soffers the brand’s largest collection of ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery for men. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace® offers a dazzling mix of more than 160 name-brand, designer and specialty shops in a one-of-a-kind centre resembling an ancient Roman street, with painted skies and statues.
Desert Hills Premium Outlets® welcomes new brands, including Paul Smith
Desert Hills Premium Outlets® has recently added new exciting stores to its portfolio. These include renowned British designer, Paul Smith; fashion couture icon, Karl Lagerfeld Paris; Italian fashion house, Sergio Rossi; celebrated men’s shirt brand, Eton; jewellery brand, John Hardy; and premium denim brand, PAIGE.
Located just 20 minutes west of Palm Springs, Desert Hills Premium Outlets® is home to California’s largest collection of luxury outlets, including Alexander McQueen, Prada, Burberry, Agent Provocateur and Michael Kors. One of the highlights of the shopping centre is its scenic background, as it’s perched amidst the palm trees and picturesque landscapes of the California desert.
Orlando International Premium Outlets® to welcome H&M in summer
H&M, one of the world’s most renowned fashion brands, is opening its first store at Orlando International Premium Outlets®. Measuring approximately 25,000 square feet, the shop will offer a one-stop shopping experience for the whole family, with collections for ladies, men and children.
Orlando International Premium Outlets® is Florida’s largest outlet shopping destination – an open-air centre offering more than 180 name-brand and designer stores.
DID YOU KNOW…?
- Sawgrass Mills® is home to Mojitobar? Managed by Celebrity Chef Douglas Rodriguez, Mojitobar is an exclusive bar and restaurant offering freshly-squeezed mojitos and American cuisine with a Latin twist.
- You can taste some great bourbon without leaving Woodbury Common Premium Outlets®! Black Dirt Bourbon Barn offers a great variety of bourbon, gin, cider, wine and fruit cordials that visitors can either try in situ or take home.
- The Florida Mall® is one of the just five US locations featuring Crayola Experience. Crayola Experience is a family attraction featuring a two-storey indoor playground with lots of activities – ideal for children while their parents do some shopping!
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About Simon Shopping Destinations
With the largest collection of shopping destinations in the United States, Simon Shopping Destinations offer three fashionable ways to shop. More than 100 Simon® Malls, Premium Outlets® and The Mills® are located in or near major markets such as New York, Orlando and Las Vegas. Simon Malls offer the ideal mix of renowned style icons in an unparalleled retail and dining experience. And with a collection of the finest designer names at savings of up to 65% every day, savvy shoppers can’t miss Simon Premium Outlets. Plus, The Mills portfolio of outlet, value retail, dining and entertainment destinations offer shoppers a family experience.