The Outlets of Maui to Celebrate its First Black Friday
By Wendy Osher
Beginning at midnight on Friday, November 29th, The Outlets of Maui will kick off its First Black Friday event.
The brand new center, located on Front Street between Pāpalaua and Waineʻe Streets in Lahaina, features Black Friday in-store promotions and heavy discounts at select retailers.
Stores slated to open for the around-the-clock event, beginning at midnight on November 29th include: Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Guess, Coach, Izod, Lucky Brand, Wilsons Leather, Kay Jewelers, Crocs, Perfumania and Michael Kors.
Others outlet stores that will be open after Black Friday in time for the Grand Opening celebration on December 6th, 2013, include: Gap, Banana Republic, Carters Babies & Kids, Brooks Brothers and The Luggage Factory.
“The new center is the only outlet center in the world on the oceanfront in a historic resort location, showcasing legendary brands, abundant selection and real savings,” said Outlet representatives in a press release announcing the Black Friday event.
“We believe the people of Maui will be thrilled with the transformation of Lahaina Center to this vibrant, outdoor shopping environment. The Outlets of Maui offers a whole new approach to outlet retail in Hawai`i with it’s beautiful oceanfront location in this culturally significant historic destination,” said Mona Abadir representative for The Outlets of Maui in the announcement.
“These global brand outlet stores will attract national and international visitors for shopping, dining and entertainment, while offering local residents the opportunity to ‘shop local,’ as well as creating jobs for hundreds of residents,” said Abadir.
The new outlet complex is being marketed as the second outlet location in the state, and the first on Maui, featuring a list of retailers that are new to the community.
In addition to outlet shops the center also features resort and cruise ship bus drop off, as well as new restaurants that include: Ono Gelato & Espresso Bar and the future PI Artisan Pizzeria.
The center’s design is fashioned after a village style circulation plan, with teak furniture, large café umbrellas, and new directional signage, according to center representatives.
The Outlets of Maui is offering complimentary parking on Thanksgiving Day and throughout Black Friday.
Business hours of operation on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28, are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Black Friday, Nov. 29, are midnight to 10 p.m.
Daily hours, excluding holidays will be Monday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.