The mall is courting retailers like Burberry, Tory Burch, Microsoft Store, Ted Baker, Free People, Kate Spade, and (rumour has it) Tiffany & Co., among others. Upscale retailers are sought partially due to an increase in shoppers from the affluent 'oil-North' regions like Ft. McMurray, where a (mostly male) population of affluent shoppers may holiday at the mall which includes hotel rooms, a casino, waterpark, amusement park and other attractions.
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West Edmonton Mall is a privately-owned complex owned by the Ghermezian family. Private ownership means it is sometimes secretive with its future plans and tenancy. We did some homework and found that the mall is still keen on securing Edmonton's first Nordstrom store, as we previously reported, not to mention numerous other upscale tenants like those we mentioned above.
We'll keep you updated on developments at North America's largest shopping centre.
(Some information for this article was obtained from this article in the Globe & Mail)
West Edmonton Mall website: http://www.wem.ca