April 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Updated: April 11, 2018 7:18 pm

Outlet mall at Edmonton airport blends online and in-store shopping

WATCH ABOVE: In just a few weeks, a new outlet mall near the Edmonton International Airport will open its doors. Take a peek inside.


Edmonton’s new premium outlet mall is on track to open its doors officially on May 2 and on Wednesday, Global News got a sneak peek inside.

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The mall, located next to the Edmonton International Airport, boasts 428,000 square feet of retail space. There is room for 100 stores, including Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, H&M and Old Navy Outlet. Marshalls will open in the summer of 2018.

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“An outlet often is an open-air, quick in, quick out but we’re creating a different environment here,” said John Scott of Ivanhoe Cambridge, the company in charge of building the mall.

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The mall is also trying to blend online and in-store shopping.

There will be a showroom of Genesis Luxury Vehicles where shoppers can physically see a car, then order it online to be delivered a home address.

There will be a shipping department for customers who don’t want to carry purchases on to a plane. There will also be a shuttle to and from the airport and flight information boards near the food court.

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“It isn’t just about buying something anymore,” Scott said. “[We want to] bring a little community back into the experience.”

The mall will also feature a spot for local vendors that also features Eat Clean, a place with healthier food options.

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