Twin Cities Premium Outlets primer
Location: 3965 Eagan Outlets Parkway, Eagan, intersection of Hwys. 77 (Cedar Av.) and 13
Hours during grand opening: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Regular hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Parking and transportation: 3,000 spaces at the mall, including a ramp and two side lots. Metro Transit is offering free bus rides on the Redline to the mall through Sunday. Go to www.metrotransit.org to print a pass. Also, free shuttle service from Eagan area hotels for guests. Read more details about traffic on B2.
Stores at TCPO new to Minnesota: 7 for all Mankind, American Eagle, Asics, Calphalon, Cole Haan, Crabtree & Evelyn, Crazy 8, Filson men’s accessories, Francesca’s Collections, Helzberg Diamond, J. Crew, Janie & Jack, Johnston & Murphy, Robert Graham (opening soon), Steve Madden, Vera Bradley and White House Black Market.
VIP treatment: A temporary VIP lounge near Saks Off Fifth in suite 740 will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for free massages, hair styling and makeup touch-ups to VIP members.
Extra discounts: Members of Premium Outlets VIP club (free to join) can print online coupons at premiumoutlets.com/vip. Free coupon books will be available to members who print a voucher at the website and to nonmembers who sign up at the VIP lounge.
Sources: NPD Group, Consumer Reports, Simon Property Group