Staff Writer
Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Premium Outlets will open July 31 in Steele Creek, and the nearly 400,00-square-foot outlet center will have 100 stores — up from the 90 planned initially.

The mix of retailers will sell apparel and shoes, fashion accessories, leather goods, home furnishings and specialty goods.

The outlet mall is a 50-50 joint venture between Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG) andTanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT), which is headquartered in Greensboro.

The center is being built on a 40-acre parcel on the west side of Interstate 485 between Shopton and Steele Creek roads.

Construction of the outlet center started in September, with Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th being named as the first tenant.

On Monday, the outlet center announced the following tenants: Adidas, American Eagle, ASICS, The Body Shop, Brooks Brothers, The Children’s Place, The Cosmetics Company Store, Crabtree & Evelyn, Fossil, Gold Toe, Haggar, Jockey, Justice, Kay Jewelers, Kitchen Collection,Le Creuset, Lindt Chocolate, Perfumania, Rack Room Shoes, Robert Wayne Footwear, Samsonite, Seiko, Skechers, Swarovski, The Uniform Company, Vitamin World, Wet Seal and Wilson’s Leather.

The remaining tenants have not yet been disclosed.

Simon and Tanger has said the center’s stores will provide shoppers with everyday savings of 25 percent to 65 percent.

The project is expected to generate $140 million annually in retail sales. The center’s stores will provide more than 900 full-time and part-time jobs.

Simon’s Premium Outlet portfolio includes 81 outlet centers, with 65 in the United States. Tanger operates, owns or has an ownership interest in 44 outlet shopping centers in 26 states and Canada.