New Retail Expansion at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills to Bring an Additional 30 Luxury Outlet Stores and Restaurants

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The expansion of The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills will open during 2016.

The expansion of The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills with 30 additional luxury outlets stores and full-service restaurants will open during 2016.

The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills continues to be a huge success, catering to an elite customer base from near and far and generating great interest from more high-end brands looking to expand their market presence.

Sawgrass Mills, recognized around the world as the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States with as many as 350 stores and eateries, has begun construction on the next expansion of its open-air luxury promenade, The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills. The planned project will include an additional 80,000 sf to comprise of 30 additional luxury outlet stores and full-service restaurants, which will join an impressive roster of existing brands like Prada, GUCCI, Tory Burch, Burberry and more.

“The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills continues to be a huge success, catering to an elite customer base from near and far and generating great interest from more high-end brands looking to expand their market presence,” said Luanne Lenberg, VP / general manager at Sawgrass Mills. “This expansion will be a win-win for shoppers who will have access to more than 60 exclusive brands not found anywhere else in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach, including Armani, Jimmy Choo and Diesel, while at the same time it will be a coup for South Florida to attract more visitors to stay longer and spend more in the area.”

This exciting development follows in the footsteps of the 2013 expansion of The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills, which added outlet locations from top designer brands, including Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Roberto Cavalli and Wolford. It will open during 2016 and be situated on the east end near Sawgrass Mills’ Fashion Row. Tenants will be announced at a later date.

“Sawgrass Mills has created new meaning to the word ‘attraction’ in Broward County,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This expansion will draw millions more visitors to our diverse destination, especially the international market that enjoys shopping almost more than visiting friends and family, dining, or entertainment, but luckily they can enjoy it all in one place.”

The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills celebrated its grand opening during spring of 2006 and has continued to grow in response to shopper and retailer demand. Its appealing outdoor setting with landscaped walkways, a unique art display of oversized, creatively decorated freestanding alligator sculptures, dining al fresco and valet parking is part of its unique charm as part of Sawgrass Mills. Other renowned retailers which help to attract its millions of visitors include: Armani Outlet, kate spade New York Outlet, David Yurman, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tag Heuer and Tumi, plus value-oriented lead anchor stores Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store.

"We are excited about this latest expansion, which will facilitate and improve the shopper experience at Sawgrass Mills,” said Cristiano Mancini, director of marketing for Roberto Cavalli. “We continue to enjoy great success and look forward to strengthening our relationship with shoppers who value our luxury merchandise.”

For more information on Sawgrass Mills, call (954) 846-2350 or visit http://www.sawgrassmills.com. You can also find Sawgrass Mills on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SawgrassMills and follow us on Twitter @ShopSawgrass and Instagram @ShopSawgrass.

About Sawgrass Mills
Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, two major food courts, nine full-service restaurants and top entertainment. Millions of visitors annually enjoy stores throughout the entire property such as Calvin Klein, Coach Factory Store, Disney Character Warehouse, Escada Company Store, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Marshalls, Michael Kors Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and TUMI, as well as anchor stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Super Target and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA. The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills features many exclusive to the area luxury outlets, such as Prada, Jimmy Choo, GUCCI and Tory Burch. The excitement of shopping is only enhanced by great places to eat such as Grand Lux Café, Rainforest Cafe, P.F Chang’s China Bistro and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, and the best places to play such as GAMEROOM, Sawgrass 23 Stadium & IMAX and Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™.

Sawgrass Mills is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, FL at the crossroads of West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and approximately 35 minutes from Miami and Palm Beach. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants, movie theaters and bars enjoy later hours. International shoppers enjoy a convenient currency exchange booth, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair and smartecarte® rentals, incentives for groups and individuals, as well as SHOP N DROP, a bag storage and shipping service. For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call (954) 846-2350 or visit http://www.sawgrassmills.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/SawgrassMills and follow us on Twitter @ShopSawgrass and Instagram @ShopSawgrass.

About The Mills
The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

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