Simon Property Group, Inc.
$100-million Desert Hills expansion includes McQueen, Valentino
$100-million Desert Hills expansion includes McQueen, Valentino

Simon Property Group unveiled the $100-million expansion of its Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon on Thursday, allowing crowds of tourists and shoppers to stream into new off-price stores from Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Fendi and more. Fifty new outlet stores make up the 146,000-square-foot build-out. The McQueen store, along with the Helmut Lang and Belstaff shops, marks a first foray into the outlet world in the U.S. Simon also added a 1,100-space parking garage, new landscaping, lighting and wider walkways. The entire center, which hosts 180 stores such as Armani and Prada, got a facelift. Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were herded into a large white tent in...