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This Friday is the grand opening for Tanger Outlets National Harbor, the Washington area's newest outlet center. And it is giant, clocking in at 340,000 square feet with over 80 stores from Michael Kors to Le Creuset. And a huge shopping center means huge crowds. According to WJLA, officials expect up to 40,000 shoppers to visit the mall on opening day. Whoa. After the jump, find a rundown of brands, hours, opening deals and events, and the details on their wild Midnight Madness sale starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Opening Date: Friday, November 22 at 9:00 AM
Brands: On the high end side, Tanger National Harbor offers Coach, Michael Kors, Halston Heritage, Elie Tahari, Peter Millar, and Theory outlets. A Diane von Furstenberg is slated for February 2014. Another big draw for J.Crew obsessives: there will be a J.Crew Factory outlet. The usual mall suspects are represented, including Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Gap, J.Crew, Calvin Klein, Steve Madden, Chicos, Brooks Brothers, and New York & Company. For athletic wear, there will be a Nike Factory, Under Armour, Adidas, New Balance Factory Store, and Columbia Sportswear Company. Find all the brands here.
How to Get There: The website has detailed driving directions, and the site also states that there will be police on hand to keep the parking situation under control.
Holiday Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., from now through December 23.
The Outlet Center: Tanger operates 43 upscale outlet malls all over the country. If you've been outlet shopping on a beach vacation to Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, those were Tanger Factory Outlet Centers.
Opening Day Deals and Hoopla: Click here to download a coupon for 20% off at any single item at participating stores like J. Crew Factory, H&M, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Le Creuset, and more. The coupon is good from November 22 to 24. Opening weekend also means an official ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Friday, fireworks on Friday evening, and holiday music performances and a photo booth.
Thanksgiving Creep: At 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the outlet is starting a Moonlight Madness sale, with a huge variety of deals at participating stores, with some stores offering 50% off all items in the store. The outlet center will stay open from 10 a.m. Thursday night until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Special offers like a 20% off coupon during 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday night and a 30% coupon off from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday morning are available for download here.
· Tanger Outlets Set to Open in Prince George's County [WJLA]
· Tanger Outlets National Harbor [Official Site]