updated 10/21/2010 12:16:33 PM ET 2010-10-21T16:16:33

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shoppers from the Triad to the Triangle in North Carolina are getting their holiday gift lists together. The new Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane, North Carolina will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Holiday shoppers from all across North Carolina will be treated to a collection of close to 80 brand name and designer outlet stores. Stores opening at the Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, Reebok, QVC, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Donna Karan, Coldwater Creek, Jones New York, IZOD, Skechers, Gap Outlet, Gymboree, Bass and many other popular outlet brands.

"As a company that was founded and has its headquarters in North Carolina, it is especially exciting to open this $65 million, privately financed Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont," said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. "We are anxious to exceed shoppers' expectations," he added. "Tanger customers in Mebane are going to discover a first class shopping atmosphere, the top, upscale brands, the latest fashion trends and savings that come direct from the manufacturer."

Tanger will celebrate its Grand Opening Weekend November 5-7, with a variety of special events and entertainment including;

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, November 5, 2010 – Noon

Steven B. Tanger, President and CEO; J. Keith Crisco, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce and local dignitaries will be on hand to open the new Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane. Celebrity Fashion Consultant Stacy London will serve as ceremony host. Alamance County veterans will be honored during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Stacy London Meet & Greet/Autographs

Friday, November 5, 2010 – 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stacy London, celebrity fashion consultant and host of the hit TLC show "What Not To Wear," will meet her fans and sign autographs.  Color photos will be provided for signing. 

Sara Evans in Concert

Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Country music superstar Sara Evans will perform her hits Born to Fly, Could Not Ask For More, Real Fine Place to Start and other hits at Tanger's main entrance. The concert is free and open to the public.   

Young Fashionista Style Station

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2010

Noon - 5 pm

Lights! Camera! Action! Children can create their own fashion look and have a souvenir photo taken on a mock runway near the Children's Play Area.

TangerStyle Stops

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 4 pm  

As you shop the beautiful new Tanger Outlet Center you'll see the season's latest fashions and accessories modeled throughout the center.

The Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane is located at 4000 Arrowhead Boulevard, Interstate 40/85, Exit 154. Shopping hours are Monday-Saturday: 10 am -9 pm and Sunday: 11 am-7 pm.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE:SKT) is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently owns and operates a portfolio of 32 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states coast to coast, totaling approximately 9.8 million square feet leased to over 2,000 stores operated by 370 different brand name companies. More that 150 million shoppers visit Tanger Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4 TANGER or visit tangeroutlet.com.      

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