J. Crew, Coach, Nike top list of retailers at new Auburn outlet mall

AUBURN, Wash. - It's a new era for shoppers in South King County as Auburn unveils the multimillion-dollar transformation of its SuperMall and welcomes such outlet stores as Coach, Michael Kors and Nike.

On Thursday, city leaders and mall managers held a public celebration for the new indoor outlet shopping center, now known as The Outlet Collection Seattle.

In the past year, Glimcher Realty Trust, the company which owns The Outlet Collection Seattle, spent $35 million to revitalize 100,000 square feet of mall space, installing new flooring, lighting, entrances, furniture, family restrooms, a children's play area and food court.

In addition to the stores listed above, managers say under the rebrand they were able to attract some of the country's other top retailers, including J. Crew Factory, H & M and Brooks Brothers Factory.

"This effort demonstrates our commitment to serving as a top shopping destination in the Pacific Northwest and a long-term fixture in the growth of the Auburn community," Outlet Collection General Manager Greg Fleser said in a statement.

Special events at the new outlet mall are planned through Saturday and include shopper giveaways, celebrity appearances and entertainment.

A full list of retailers at The Outlet Collection Seattle in Auburn is available online.

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