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World's Only Baccarat Outlet Store Open at Prime Outlets International Orlando.

ORLANDO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Retail, a leading outlet shopping center developer, welcomes the world's only Baccarat outlet store to Prime Outlets International Orlando, the largest outlet shopping destination in the southern U.S. The premier French luxury crystal brand and creator of the most innovative of designs in the industry offers customers a grand array of crystal lighting, home decor, stemware, barware, giftware, jewelry and fashion accessories at up to 50 percent off regular retail prices.

"The addition of Baccarat to our merchant mix at Prime Outlets International Orlando represents our commitment to offer shoppers the brand names they demand at the prices they desire," said Senior Vice President of Marketing Karen E. Fluharty. "We are honored to welcome Baccarat as a defining and key retailer as we advance our mission to create well-tenanted shopping destinations in the markets we serve."

According to Michael Belleveau, President & CEO, Baccarat North America, "We are thrilled to have opened with Prime Retail and we are celebrating the opening of our company's only outlet boutique. Prime Outlets International Orlando is a premiere shopping destination that serves a broad tourist market and the affluent population in Orlando and we are extremely honored to have been given such a warm welcome from both Prime Retail and the Orlando community."

Sharing the store location with Baccarat is famed French brand, LALIQUE, whom for more than one hundred years has been creating crystal works of art. "LALIQUE is proud to have a presence at Prime Retail International Orlando," said Maz Zouhairi, President and CEO, LALIQUE North America. "We are confident that this diverse and discerning clientele will embrace our brand as we have their city."

Prime Outlets International Orlando, a 778,000 square foot outlet center, underwent a $300 million expansion in May 2008 and showcases a compelling mix of the world's leading designer and brand names. Baccarat joins merchants including BCBGMAXAZRIA Factory Store, Betsey Johnson Outlet, COACH Factory, Hickey Freeman, HUGO BOSS Factory Store, Juicy Couture, kate spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Sean John Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret and the only Neiman Marcus Last Call location in central Florida among many more.

About Baccarat

Founded in 1764, Baccarat is recognized globally as the eminent creator of luxury crystal, with a diverse product assortment that in addition to traditional crystal lighting, home decor, stemware, barware and giftware now includes jewelry and fashion accessories. Headquartered in Paris, with manufacturing in Baccarat, France, the company is majority owned by Starwood Capital, whose interests also include luxury hotels such as the Crillon and Lutetia and French fragrance house, Annick Goutal. Baccarat is available in the US at leading department stores and fine specialty and jewelry stores as well as at the company's 12 freestanding boutiques in New York, Houston, Dallas, Hawaii, Troy, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Palm Desert, Greenwich, Costa Mesa and Atlantic City. For more information, please visit http://www.baccarat.com/.

About Prime Outlets International Orlando

Prime Outlets International Orlando, the largest outlet shopping center in the southern U.S. and second largest in the nation, is located at 4951 International Drive, off I-4 exit 75-A, in Orlando, Florida. At 778,000 square feet and featuring 175 outlet stores, the outlet center offers everyday savings of up to 65 percent off full retail prices and features brand name retailers including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Victoria's Secret Outlet, Nike Factory Store, COACH Factory, kate spade, Juicy Couture, 7 for All Mankind, HUGO BOSS Factory Store, Tumi, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Michael Kors, and many more. Prime Outlets International Orlando is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For a complete list of stores, directions, special events and offers please visit http://www.primeoutlets.com/.

About Prime Retail

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Prime Retail is the parent company of Prime Outlets and one of the largest and most successful owners of retail centers in the U.S. Spanning more than eight million square feet throughout major United States markets and Puerto Rico, Prime Retail recently added top designer and brand name stores including Giorgio Armani General Store, Gucci, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store, Zegna Outlet and many more to its portfolio. The company owns and operates 21 Prime Outlets in markets including Orlando, San Marcos, Texas, Williamsburg, Va., and Grove City, Pa. Adding nearly two million square feet over the next several years, Prime Retail is positioned to become the leading retail outlet company in the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.primeretail.com/.

CONTACT: Brooke Smith of Prime Outlets International Orlando, +1-407-352-9611, bsmith@primeretail.com; or Sue Helondovitch of Oxford Communications for Prime Retail, +1-609-397-4242, ext. 176, shelondovitch@oxfordcommunications.com

Web site: http://www.primeretail.com/ http://www.primeoutlets.com/ http://www.baccarat.com/
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