North Carolina is being hailed as the new hot shopping destination as SIMON the retail shopping giant announces its new Premium Outlet open in Charlotte. This new 400,000 square foot centre features yet another collection of brand name stores, including SAKS Fifth Avenue, Coach, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor, Gap, Converse and Banana Republic offering savings of 25% to 65% every day.
Located just minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte; This new Centre becomes a sister facility to the existing Carolina Premium Outlets® close to North Carolina beach area www.premiumoutlets.com
Charlotte Premium Outlets opened with a four-day grand opening celebration from July 31st – August 3rd. when shoppers were treated to live music, entertainment, face-painting, balloon art, prize giveaways and sales galore. Performers on stilts wandered the crowds and a 10-ton sand sculpture depicting the outlet centre was created whilst shoppers strolled through the new village like Centre. TV personality and New York Times bestselling author Bethenny Frankel mixed with shoppers in the VIP Lounge, sharing her top fashion picks for summer before signing autographs and hosting a workshop titled “Accessorizing on the Go: Take your Look from Day to Night.”
Shoppers looking for added bargains can join the SIMON VIP Shopper Club online. In addition to receiving special offers, vouchers, deals around town and insider info from their favourite brands – members also gained access to the VIP Shopper Club Lounge where they can receive glamorous treats, such as five-minute facials and chair massages. The Charlotte Premium Outlets lounge also includes a photo station and Pony Tail Bar, where members can try different hairstyles and have their fashion fortunes told by the Lipstick Reader!