Thursday, September 24, 2009

Event: Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi to Host LUXE 2009 at Prime Outlets - Orlando

Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi Hosts the Region's Premiere Shopping Event at Prime Outlets - Orlando to Benefit the Orlando Ballet

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24 -- Prime Outlets - Orlando, the largest outlet shopping center in the southern U.S. and second largest in the nation, announced today the outlet shopping destination and Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi will host LUXE 2009: The Fashion Benefit, the region's premiere shopping event to benefit the Orlando Ballet and other charitable organizations in the Orlando area, Thursday, October 8 from 6:30- 11:00 p.m.

The exclusive evening of designer shopping, fashion and charity will be sponsored by Orlando Style Magazine and will feature Prime Outlets - Orlando's grand collection of more than 175 designer and brand-name stores and include one-night-only savings on top designer brands.

Verdi, a celebrity stylist, noted fashion critic and television personality most recently seen on TV Land's "She's Got The Look," The Style Network's "Fashion Police" and the Discovery Home Channel's "Surprise By Design," will host a runway fashion show during the event featuring some of the world's most renowned brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, kate spade, St. John, Betsy Johnson, Judith Ripka, Brooks Brothers and many more. LUXE 2009: The Fashion Benefit will also feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, modeling and musical entertainment throughout the center.

"LUXE 2009 will bring style, culture and charity together in a single fashion-forward event," said Prime Retail's Senior Vice President of Marketing Karen E. Fluharty. "Prime Outlets - Orlando is globally recognized as a top shopping destination for frugal fashionistas and this event is a celebration of their love of culture and luxury brands."

"We are excited to be a part of the LUXE 2009 event and look forward to building a great relationship with Prime Outlets - Orlando," said Orlando Ballet's Artistic Director Robert Hill.

In addition to offering up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day, Prime Outlets - Orlando's luxury brands will also offer incredible sales and exclusive discounts during the event and one lucky guest will win a $500 Prime Outlets shopping spree.

LUXE 2009: The Fashion Benefit will be held in a tented area between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and is open to the public. Admission is $10 per person and tickets will be sold at the door or may be pre-purchased at Guest Services, located near Neiman Marcus Last Call.

About Prime Outlets - Orlando:

Prime Outlets - Orlando is located at I-4, exit 75-A in Orlando, Florida. The outlet center offers everyday savings up to 65 percent off full retail prices and features an exciting collection of brand name retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, COACH Factory, Tumi, Sean John and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Prime Outlets - Orlando is open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please visit

About Prime Retail:

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Prime Retail owns and operates 21 outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Spanning more than 8.2 million square feet throughout major United States markets and Puerto Rico, Prime Retail is home to more than 400 leading designer and name-brands such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, kate spade, Michael Kors, St. John, Juicy Couture, Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Neiman Marcus Last Call. The company's retail outlets serve major markets including Orlando, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Austin/San Antonio, Texas and Williamsburg, Va., among many more. In addition Prime Retail currently has nearly one million square feet in its development pipeline in markets including the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and San Francisco Bay region. For more information, please visit

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