As of early 2015, the Sawgrass Mill mall contains stores like Marshalls, Nike Factory Store, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Forever21. The mall has more than 350 stores.Continue Reading
The Sawgrass Mills outlet mall is located in Sunrise, Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale, and is part of Simon Property Group, L.P. It is an enclosed and air-conditioned facility, but also features an open-air promenade. The mall was built in 1989 and opened in 1990. It contains 2.1 million square feet of space for businesses and can accommodate 12,000 cars in its parking lot.
Sawgrass Mills is a popular tourist attraction and draws visitors from as far away as South America. The international travelers are attracted by lower prices than they find at home, and some buy additional luggage in the mall to transport their purchases. Buses are available between the mall and local airports, hotels and even beaches.
Outlet malls got their start a century ago when clothing stores and shoe factories sold damaged or excess goods to their employees. In the 1930s the first free-standing outlet store opened. The first outlet mall began in the 1970s, and the first enclosed outlet mall was established in the 1980s. Outlets are known for selling high-end wares at low prices.Learn more about Customer Service