McArthurGlen Opens New Luxury Shopping Destination to the West of Paris

27 April 2023

McArthurGlen  Opens New Luxury Shopping Destination to the West of Paris

PARIS, 27 APRIL 2023McArthurGlen Group, Europe's leader in designer outlet shopping, today celebrates the highly anticipated opening of its newest development, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny. Located to the west of Paris just 45 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, the centre provides the ideal day out for local style hunters, while offering a shopping getaway for the French capital’s fashion lovers and the millions of tourists that visit Paris and the Normandy coast each year.  

Today’s opening brings the Group’s portfolio of designer outlets to 25 sites in eight countries. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny has become its fourth designer outlet in the French market, joining its other locations in Troyes, Roubaix and Provence. 

Discover the finest luxury labels 

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny will be home to 100 stores, welcoming discerning shoppers to explore the brands they love at irresistible outlet prices all year round. The centre is home to a desirable mix of high-end brands: Moncler, Tod’s, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Philipp Plein, Sergio Rossi, and Stella McCartney.  

A Dolce & Gabbana boutique will also open in the coming months. 

Home to the world’s best lifestyle brands 

Favourite international premium and activewear labels have joined the centre launch line-up: Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, Zadig & Voltaire, Sessùn, Furla, Lacoste, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Fursac, Gant, Hackett, Aigle, Vanessa Bruno, Karl Lagerfeld, New Balance, Adidas, Puma, Under Armour, Victoria’s Secret, Rituals, and L’Oréal. 

The German fashion and lifestyle house, BOSS, and global sportswear powerhouse, Nike, have signed on and will be opening their doors soon after.  

A gastronomic experience  

Those looking to have a treat when they visit can enjoy the centre’s own champagne bar, Bollicine, and dine at an authentic brasserie, Les Hortensias by Romain Taieb, which promises a delectable menu of locally sourced foods when it opens in June. These elegant gastronomic offerings are joined by the French Gelato brand, Amorino, the Parisian macaroon temple, Ladurée, as well as Angelina serving up its world-famous hot chocolate. 

Michael Natas, Managing Director of Development at McArthurGlen Group, said: “McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny has been on the drawing board for almost 30 years, and under construction since 2019, and we’re thrilled to be opening its doors to our valued guests today. Paris-Giverny’s proposition is elevated by the centre’s contemporary and elegant architectural style – a new aesthetic for McArthurGlen that we are confident will be well-received by our customers. We are excited to have created a new tourist attraction for the Eure department and Normandy.” 

Joan Jove, Co-CEO of McArthurGlen Group, said:Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny is our most ambitious project to date. On the doorstep of one of the fashion capitals of the world, it pushes the boundaries of the retail industry with a contemporary design, the highest sustainability credentials and an exceptional premium and luxury brand offer. We are delighted to be playing our part to generate investment, economic activity and employment in the region, and look forward to providing an extraordinary McArthurGlen shopping experience for all over the years to come.” 

An homage to Normandie 
McArthurGlen’s signature development style embraces its important local communities and pays keen attention to the heritage of a centre’s surrounding area. Throughout construction and planning, the Group’s approach to Paris-Giverny has been no different. To showcase the Normandy region’s rich and diverse history of craftsmanship, the new centre will soon launch its dedicated immersive space, GVRNY - its very own Maison des Métiers d'Art. 

McArthurGlen has partnered with world-renowned designer, Mathieu Lehanneur, to create the architectural concept for GVRNY, which will be home to 130 artisans and creators, from ceramicists to woodworkers, the majority of whom are from Normandy. Opening at the end of May, GVRNY has been developed in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (The CCI) and the Chamber of Crafts and Artisanship of the Eure (The CMA) and will be managed in collaboration with renowned French retail operator, Arteum.   

Setting a new standard for designer outlet shopping 

Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny is home to permanent art installations that enrich the experience for guests while they shop, eat, and relax. Art pieces including ‘Moonlight’ - Horse at Water by British artist Nic Fiddian-Green and Penelope Waiting by the French sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle will be on display.  

Further cementing the centre as a destination for culture, visiting aesthetes will be able to explore a dedicated gallery space from internationally renowned experts in sculpture, Sladmore, and discover creations by local talent curated by The Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny, including Norman contemporary artist, Seb Toussaint. 

The product of meaningful partnerships  

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny has been brought to life through the joint venture between McArthurGlen Group and Simon Property Group Co. (NYSE SPG).  Spanning over 20,000 sqm, the centre will create 700 new jobs for the local area. 

Emmanuel Cronier, Managing Director Europe at Simon Property Group, said: "At Simon, we look to develop and own assets that will become true destinations for the future. We are confident that Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny will advance the growth trajectory that we have seen since the inception of our decade-long partnership with McArthurGlen.” 

Paris-Giverny has been designed in partnership with architectural practice, Arte Charpentier, which has created the highly contemporary and sustainable space built by Eiffage Construction and Guintoli. Striking living walls by the French artist and botanist, Patrick Blanc, and expertly implemented by Biotecture, are complemented by an expanse of green roofing. The site’s bespoke, covered outdoor play area, featuring a spectacular multi-story spiral slide, was designed and built by Pro Urba. 

The region’s new shopping destination has been developed with the support of the local authorities, the Seine Normandie Agglomeration (SNA), as well as the Town Hall of Douains. 

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