Elevating the designer outlet experience and shaping the concept of destination shopping, McArthurGlen is Europe's leading owner, developer and manager of Designer Outlets.
The Kaempfer Partners founded McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Europe in 1993; pioneering the concept of designer outlet retailing, with the opening of the region's first designer outlet in 1995, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, still the largest in the UK, near the city of Manchester.
We have since gone on to develop nearly 600,000 m² (6.5 million sq feet) of designer outlet space, and we currently manage 22 McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, many more than any other operator, across nine countries — Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.
Our centres are home to the most sought-after luxury, designer and high-street brands, internationally and nationally, offering the fashion-loving shopper year-round savings of 30 to 70% on the recommended retail price, all in an attractive and vibrant shopping environment close to major tourist hubs.
McArthurGlen is currently under way or in planning with more than 275,000 m² (3 million sq feet) of new designer outlet space. This includes the first designer outlet in the south of France, McArthurGlen Provence (near Marseille and Aix-en-Provence), Belgium (Ghent - between the Belgian cities of Brussels and Bruges), Remscheid (near Cologne, in Germany), Málaga (southern Spain) and two McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Istanbul.
In 2013, the Kaempfer Partners sold a 50% interest in McArthurGlen to Simon Property Group (NYS: SPG), the world's largest retail property owner.