Sawgrass Mills is a popular, alligator-shaped shopping mall operated by the Simon Property Group that is located in Sunrise, Florida, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale. There are over 300 retail outlets and name brand discounters as anchors including Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Last Call! Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penney Outlet, Wannado City, and many more. This was the third mall developed by the now-defunct Mills Corporation (now part of Simon Property Group).
With 2,383,906 square feet (221,472.1 m) of retail selling space, it is the sixth largest mall in the United States, the second in Florida (after Aventura Mall in Miami-Dade County), the fourth-largest outlet mall in the world, and the 19th largest mall in the world (after Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota). The mall opened in 1990 and has been expanded three times since then, most recently in 2006.
Because of its size, Sawgrass Mills is divided into three parts: the mall itself with four "Avenue" sections; the "Oasis", an outdoor component open since 1999 including Regal 23 Cinemas, Ron John Surf Shop, and Nordstrom Rack. The "Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass" is an upscale lifestyle area that opened in 2006 with Last Call