Earlier this summer, a landmark redevelopment took place on the Mississippi River right in downtown New Orleans, as the nation’s first upscale outlet center in a downtown setting opened – The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk.
Featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants on the bank of the majestic Mississippi River, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk offers shoppers and diners an experience like no other. Major national brands include Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Forever 21, Coach, The PUMA Store, Hartstrings Kids Apparel Center, and Kenneth Cole. Center favorites, and original tenants from the beginning, also include The Fudgery, Gap Factory Store, Café Du Monde, Aerosoles and Swim ‘n Sport Outlet.
As an added attraction for our international visitors, on August 5 Louisiana Tax Free Shopping opened a Redemption Center right in the Outlet Collection. International guests are eligible for VAT refunds on retail purchases made in Louisiana, including at great New Orleans downtown shopping centers such as the Outlet Collection and The Shoppes at Canal Place.
Additionally, AlliedPRA New Orleans produced 5 days of events to launch the Grand Opening, highlighted by the Grand Reveal featured in this video: https://vimeo.com/100250741. Over 100,000 guests took part in the festivities of the Opening Weekend.
AlliedPRA New Orleans President Jeff O’Hara said “We were thrilled to partner with the Howard Hughes Corporation on the Grand Opening of this landmark development for New Orleans. We produced five days of themed events including the Grand Reveal, Fashion Friday, The Taste of the Riverwalk on Saturday, Family Fun Day on Sunday and Salute to Veterans on Memorial Day Monday. We are particularly excited to welcome our international visitors, who now have the convenience of receiving their VAT refunds right on site!”
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