Shopping center opens at Vancouver International

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Retail operator and developer McArthurGlen has opened its new designer shopping center at Vancouver International Airport in Canada.

The center covers 240,000ft2 and stocks clothing and accessories from a range of iconic brands including Armani, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Hugo Boss, Ports 1961, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tumi. It will also feature a number of local concepts such as lifestyle retailer SL, Italian-style coffee house Caffè Artigiano, and a pop-up initiative from Hawker’s Market called Hawker’s Mercado.

Craig Richmond, president & CEO of airport operator Vancouver Airport Authority, said, “After years of planning and construction, it’s very exciting to welcome the community to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. Not only will the center become a key tourism destination in our region, it’s also important to the airport’s role as a key economic driver. Through the designer outlet, we are creating jobs and a valuable source of non-aeronautical revenue that helps Vancouver Airport Authority, a not-for-profit organization, keep its airline costs low while delivering an exceptional airport experience.”

Joan Jove, development director for McArthurGlen, Canada, said, “As Europe’s leader in designer outlet retailing, McArthurGlen aims to create the finest designer outlet experience – a place where shoppers can find the best-loved names in fashion, as well as an exciting destination to spend time with friends and family.

“We have worked hard, together with our partner, Vancouver Airport Authority, and with our local communities and brand partners, to create a unique shopping experience for Greater Vancouver.”

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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