Fashion Outlet Slovenia is being developed by HG Invest in cooperation with FOC Retail Service GmbH and Outlet Evolution Services.

Reports indicate that the upcoming outlet site will be 20,000sq m in size, delivered in two phases, the first in 2023 and the second in 2026, feature 70 shops and offer several hundred new jobs to the area upon completion. Fashion Outlet Slovenia will be located directly next to the motorway exit for Šentilj on the Austrian border in the northeast of Slovenia, 20 minutes from Maribor and 30 minutes from Graz.

The catchment area has 2.25 million residents and includes the centre of the Austrian thermal baths area, with approximately 13 million overnight stays, and those of Slovenia with approximately 16 million yearly overnight stays. The nearby Šentilj casino resort offers entertainment and overnight accommodation for 400,000 visitors per annum.

Michael Lungkofler, Head of Center Management and Managing Director FOC Retail Service, said: “In combination with up to 20,000sq m of rental space, 1,500 parking lots and up to 70 sports and fashion brands as well as a specially-configured gastronomy concept, the development will be an attractive and unique shopping destination for a full-day or weekend excursion.”