kensie Now Open at Chicago Premium Outlets®

New York, New York, May 4, 2011: kensie recently opened an outlet store at Chicago Premium Outlets® in Aurora, Illinois, on Thursday, April 28th.  The 3,200 square foot location in the Chicago suburb is filled with kensie and kensiegirl apparel and select licensed product including shoes and handbags. 

Staying true to its pretty-with-an-edge vibe, the store’s decor is a blend of raw metal, warm tones of wood, grey and teal, patterned tile, and screens that are modern, light and magically translucent. The new outlet store will provide the consumer with an easy and affordable way to get that special kensie look.  

Eric Karls, President of kensie, commented on the announcement: “We are thrilled to have opened our kensie outlet in one of the centers in the Premium Outlets® portfolio of Simon Property Group.  The apparel is positive and playful in spirit, as is the modern yet raw space that provides the perfect backdrop for the merchandise.”

 “This is great fit for the center, which is a popular shopping destination for area residents as well as visitors from around the world.  Our shoppers seek the latest looks at great value.  We’re confident that they will be excited with the addition of kensie,” noted Mark Sejd, General Manager, Chicago Premium Outlets.

 About kensie
Kensie is all about feminine pretty clothes dressing the current mood. It is designed and operated by Vancouver-based founders Eric and Lani Karls, who launched onto the scene with Mac & Jac in 1994, followed by Kensie and Kensiegirl. In 2006 the brands were purchased by Liz Claiborne Inc. All three brands are sold internationally at department and specialty stores.

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 About Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Premium Outlets is a 120-store village style center located just 45 minutes west of downtown Chicago directly off of I-88, exit at Aurora, Farnsworth Avenue North.  The center is open Monday through Saturday, 10am–9pm and Sundays, 10am-6pm.  Complete information can be found at .  Chicago Premium Outlets is part of the Premium Outlets portfolio, a division of Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG).  Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S.