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, with a current value of around Euros 5 billion, and to manage 20 McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, many more than any other operator, across eight countries in Europe — Austria, Belgium, 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 around 250,000 m² (2.7 million sq feet) of new designer outlet space. This includes the first McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in North America, due to open in Vancouver in 2015, as well as new centres in the south of France (north of Marseilles and near 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.