I was so excited to hear that Columbia Sportswear is opening TWO stores in the DC area, at the Leesburg Premium Outlets and at the Queenstown Premium Outlets! My husband, who generally is not very brand loyal, makes an exception for Columbia, and swears by everything from their backpacks to their hiking boots. But, at times, it can be tough to justify a $150 pair of shoes into our shoestring budget, even though they do last forever! So I was thrilled that they will be opening an outlet store (read: discounts!), just minutes from our home.
The first grand opening celebration will be held at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, next week Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM. It coincides perfectly with Tax Free Weekend in Virginia! [During this three-day period, purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less.] Following that, Columbia is opening another store on August 17, 2012 at the Queenstown Premium Outlets in Queenstown, MD, again at 10:00 AM.
And, in addition to no sales tax during the Leesburg opening, the Columbia Sportswear Outlet will also be offering 15% discounts before noon on opening day, gift with purchase all weekend (while supplies last), and a $10 gift card for the first 50 shoppers!