Better Than Midnight: Outlet Stores Open Late Thursday
Shopping at the outlets
LIMERICK PA – “Midnight Madness” returns Nov. 23 (2012; Friday) to the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, 18 W. Lightcap Rd., as it starts the traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping season by opening at midnight and, actually, even before then.
Officially, the outlet center’s Black Friday shopping starts a second after the stroke of 12. But what its owners describe as a “select number of stores” – more than 80 of them – will in fact open Thursday night at 9 p.m.. Another 60 or so will open at 10 p.m., followed by about 10 more at 11 p.m. By midnight, it’ll be ever shopper for him or herself with “exceptional holiday savings and extended shopping hours,” outlet promoters said.
Opening at 9 p.m. Thursday are 2b bebe, Adidas, Aerosoles, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips, As Seen on TV, Asian Chao, Auntie Anne’s, Banana’s, Bare Minerals, Bass, BCBG Max Azria, CAbi, Calvin Klein, Coach, Coach Men’s, The Company Outlet – Lancôme, Crabtree & Evelyn, Diesel, Disney Store, DKNY, Ecko Unltd., Fossil, The Fragrance Outlet, Gap Outlet, Green Leaf’s, Guess, Haagen Dazs, Haggar Clothing Co., Headline News, Izod, Jockey, Joe’s Jeans, Justice, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, Lids, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nathan’s Famous, New York & Company, Oakley Vault, OshKosh B’gosh, Perfumania, Perry Ellis, Puma, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sock It To Me, Sony, South Philly Steak and Fries, Starbucks, Steve Madden, Subway, Talbots, Timberland, Totes/ Sunglass World, True Religion, Van Heusen, Vera Bradley, Verizon, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Vitamin World, White House Black Market, Yankee Candle, and Zumiez.
Opening at 10 p.m.: Aeropostale, Bali Outlet, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Brooks Brothers, California Sunshine Swimwear, Calphalon, Carter’s, Champion, Charlotte Russe, The Children’s Place, Cole Haan, Converse, Direct Tools Factory Outlet, Dr. Scholl’s, Easy Spirit, Eddie Bauer, Express, Famous Footwear, Gold Toe, Gymboree, HanesBrands, Hartstrings, J.Crew | Crewcuts, Johnston & Murphy, Jones New York, Jos. A. Banks, Juicy Couture, Kasper, Loft Outlet, Maidenform, Merrell, Naturalizer, Nike, Nine West, PacSun, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Robert Wayne Footwear, Rue21, Theory, Things Remembered, Tommy Hilfiger, Toys”R”Us, Ultra Diamonds, Under Armour, Wilsons Leather, and Zales Outlet.
And opening at 11 p.m.: Chico’s, The Cosmetics Company Store, Crocs, Dressbarn, Florsheim, Forever 21, Restoration Hardware, Skechers, and Spyder.