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The Mall at Millenia Announces ILORI

April 13, 2010

Destination for designer sunglasses, niche brands, rare and hard to find frames in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. April 13, 2010 – The Mall at Millenia continues to feature in-demand designers that are unique to the marketplace.  The Center is proud to announce the opening of ILORI. This luxury sunglass boutique brings to Central Florida a resource for consumers seeking exclusive styles in eyewear. It is the second boutique to open in the state. ILORI creates a new paradigm: eyewear as ART – displayed in a setting born from both fashion and culture. Derived from an African word meaning “special treasure” shopping at ILORI will be a journey of exploration, discovery and revelation. The boutique will showcase designs by fashion luminaries featuring exclusive styles, limited edition frames, and the highest quality of craftsmanship on display throughout the collection.

“We are thrilled to have ILORI join The Mall at Millenia,” said Brenda Lounsberry, Marketing Director, The Mall at Millenia. “We strive to meet consumer demand by bringing high fashion to the Orlando area and the addition of ILORI will compliment our dynamic collection of stores.”

About The Mall at Millenia

The Mall at Millenia, Orlando’s premier shopping destination, boasts a wide selection of upscale stores that cater to shoppers looking for the perfect gift or the season’s must-have item. Much, much more than a typical mall, The Mall at Millenia features an amazing selection of luxury retailers, including Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., combined with unique décor and finishes that accentuate the Mall’s upscale atmosphere. 

Beyond its luxury stores and atmosphere, The Mall at Millenia also features two onsite salons and numerous popular restaurants, including: The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille and Blue Martini, a cocktail lounge. To learn more about The Mall at Millenia and the shopping experiences offered at Orlando’s premier shopping destination, please visit www.mallatmillenia.com.

About The Developer

The Forbes Company of Southfield, Michigan is managing partner of The Mall at Millenia.  The developer is known for creating landmark retail properties designed with dramatic architecture, and offering internationally recognized anchor stores with a mix of world-renowned luxury merchants and nationally successful restaurants. For more information, please visit www.TheForbesCompany.com.  

Taubman Centers, Inc., (NYSE:TCO) is a partner with The Forbes Company in The Mall at Millenia.  Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO), a real estate investment trust, owns, develops, acquires and operates regional shopping centers nationally. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

About ILORI

ILORI is one of the retail brands of Luxottica Group, the global leader in eyewear. Flagship stores in Beverly Hills and New York City. Boutiques in Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Canada & Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.iloristyle.com

About Luxottica Group S.p.A.

Luxottica Group is a global leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, with over 6,200 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe and a strong and well balanced brand portfolio. Luxottica’s key house brands include Ray-Ban, the best known sun eyewear brand in the world, Oakley, Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while license brands include Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global

wholesale network covering 130 countries, the Group manages leading retail brands such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Australasia, LensCrafters in Greater China and Sunglass Hut globally. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured in six Italy-based manufacturing plants and in two wholly-owned plants in China. In 2007, Luxottica Group posted consolidated net sales of $

5 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com

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Media Contacts:

Brenda Lounsberry/Marketing Director/ (407) 363-3555 or blounsberry@mallatmillenia.com

Dana Romanelli/Assistant Marketing Director/ (407) 363-3555 or dromanelli@mallatmilenia.com

 

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