Retail Insider continues its Photograph Tour collection of Canadian malls to supply a window into procuring centres which can be much less frequented these days as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. This version takes us to the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver in Richmond, close to Vancouver, which was the primary designer outlet mall in British Columbia.
The open-air village type centre, which options piazzas, cobblestone walkways, and quite a lot of historical-looking facades, was architected by Edmonton-based agency Stantec Inc.
The centre is a three way partnership between McArthurGlen, Europe’s main proprietor, developer, and supervisor of designer retailers, and the Vancouver Airport Authority, a community-based, not-for-profit group that operates the Vancouver Worldwide Airport.
Historical past of McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
The grasp plan for the procuring centre contains three phases, of which two have been constructed thus far. The design was European-inspired; nevertheless, design components had been additionally impressed by iconic Vancouver structure equivalent to town’s first post-office constructing that was in-built 1937, the Vancouver Rowing Membership (1911), and the distinctive brick facades related to town’s historic Gastown district. The prime location with entry to YVR Worldwide Airport in addition to the Templeton Skytrain public transit hub made the area excellent for the sprawling outside European retail pathways.
Entry to McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
The procuring centre could be reached by car or by public transport. The Templeton Skytrain station opened in August 2009 in anticipation of servicing the centre in addition to gentle industrial and long run airport parking within the space. Vehicular visitors accesses the centre from Templeton Road which connects to the main Grant McConachie Means that providers the airport. Patrons selecting to reach by highway are greeted with single degree, 2,000 parking area lot.
Breaking apart the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
As beforehand talked about, the procuring centre is meant to be accomplished with three phases. For the needs of this retail tour, we will likely be continuing by way of the centre within the following zones:
The tour zones embrace the next (with the corresponding colour coding):
- Section One Higher (Pink)
- Section One Center (Inexperienced)
- Section One Decrease (Blue)
- Section Two (Purple)
Section One Decrease Zone Tour (Blue)
Coming from the Templeton Skytrain, the picture tour begins on the backside left of the general map.
The cobblestone pathway brings patrons between the European clad exteriors lit by lanterns to the primary piazza. This gathering place is encircled by a Hole Manufacturing facility Outlet retailer, a Banana Republic Manufacturing facility Outlet retailer, Burberry, Levi’s, Swarovski, Sunglass Hut, and Underneath Armour. The Burberry outlet is the one one in British Columbia.
Persevering with alongside the decrease zone of Section One brings patrons to a second piazza. The favored Nike outlet is likely one of the retailers circling the piazza together with Icebreaker Merino, Mavi Denims, Folks’s Jewellers, Columbia Sportswear, Vans, and Skechers. A meals pavilion is also alongside the south aspect of the piazza, together with Vancouver’s crowd favorite JAPADOG.
Nike has been significantly aggressive with its direct-to-consumer growth which incorporates standalone shops and digital channels because the model pulls out of multi-brand retailers.
Section Two Tour Zone (Purple)
Formally opening in August 2019, Section Two of McArthurGlen Vancouver opened 4 years after Section One accomplished. The brand new growth featured 84,000 sq. toes which was a part of the supposed, unique plan disclosed in 2015. The brand new part continued the surface, open-air European idea to supply a seamless continuation alongside cobblestone walkways lit by lanterns.
Approaching the massive, open air piazza from the south, we handed Adidas, Previous Navy, Comfortable Moc, La Vie En Rose, and the North Face.
Persevering with to the north half of Section Two, on the cusp between the south and north sections was Australian jeweller Michael Hill and a location for luxurious watch model Movado.
The ultimate, expansive piazza for Section Two on the tour is circular-ish with an open space within the centre.
The retailers encircling the piazza included some luxurious design labels equivalent to Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, and Jimmy Choo. This can be a significantly expensive part of the mall — Italian luxurious model Max Mara operates a handful of shops in Canada, and the Vancouver franchise is owned by Vestis Fashioni Group. Tory Burch not too long ago opened 4 outlet shops with different areas in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Toronto. The Jimmy Choo outlet retailer is considered one of two in Canada, with the opposite at Toronto Premium Retailers.
Between Aritzia and Starbucks was building signage blocking entry for patrons. This might be the longer term entrance to the longer term Section Three which particulars on its building and opening haven’t been launched.
Exiting the massive piazza from Section Two, we continued alongside the cobblestone walkway passing different excessive caliber retailers together with Canadian model Roots, Montreal-based vegan leather-based model Matt & Natt, Jack & Jones, AllSaints, L’Occitaine, Aldo, and Aritzia. L’Occitane not too long ago filed for chapter safety with most shops to stay open, and Aldo additionally shocked many when it introduced a submitting final yr.
Section One Center Zone Tour (Inexperienced)
Returning for the remainder of the picture tour to Section One, the centrepiece of the deliberate improvement is the centre piazza for McArthur Glen Vancouver.
The centre focus piazza has a large sculpture known as SEI by artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The 12-meter-long sculpture was revealed as a part of the Section One opening in 2015 and has 8.5 tons of chrome steel, copper, granite, and marble. The modern piece towers 4 meters excessive with a copper underbelly.
The retailers surrounding the SEI statue embrace a number of heavy hitting luxurious manufacturers together with Giorio Armani (plus the lower-priced Armani Trade connected), Mackage, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers, Ted Baker, Maje, Sandro, Michael Kors, Ports 1961, Ted Baker, UGG, and Lacoste. Montreal-based Mackage, which not too long ago opened a Manhattan flagship, has been increasing its direct-to-consumers shops globally. Sandro and Maje have additionally opened shops throughout Canada lately.
Shifting onto the the final massive architectural piazzas is within the left (or west) aspect of the center zone of Section One. This is likely one of the dramatic entrances welcoming patrons into the outlet centre with Caffe Artigiano taking over residence within the centre of the piazza.
The retailers encircling the massive plaza embrace Polo Ralph Lauren, Membership Monaco, Cole Haan, Tumi, Boss, Coach, and The Cosmetics Firm Retailer.
Section One Higher Zone Tour (Pink)
The final space of McArthurGlen Vancouver is the north finish of Section One with a number of retailers residing on this tour zone.
With espresso in hand from Caffe Artigiano, the picture tour moved north to enter the left (or west) finish of the higher zone. Passing Guess and Calvin Klein, one other entrance is accessible at this level and it’s the starting of the row of outlets.
Standing at Tommy Hilfiger in entrance of one of many entrances from the parking zone, the channel European hall of outlets continues to the top of the Section One. The primary essential retailers are Fossil and The Physique Store.
The retailer row has a number of retailers together with Herschel Provide, Guess Equipment, Zwilling, Mountain Warehouse, Naturalizer, Rossignol, Samsonite, Rebok, Puma, and Geox. Herschel’s outlet retailer is a primary for the corporate, and Naturalizer is anticipated to shut quickly given that each one North American items will shutter.
On the very finish of the retailer row is a sq. courtyard which brings us to the top of our picture tour. Nonetheless throughout the north finish of Section One, this sq. courtyard contains Carter’s | OshKosh, Lindt, ASICS, Ammolite & Jade, and Desigual. At one time, Spanish trend model Desigual had shops throughout Canada and had been operated by J.Michaels which quietly shut down final yr.
Just like in Section Two, between Lindt and Carter’s | OshKosh is the longer term entrance to Section Three which was at present blocked off for patrons.
This concludes our retail picture tour of McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. We had a really attention-grabbing picture stroll round and we hope you loved coming together with us.