I'm noticing that the best memories of my life aren't made by myself, or with new friends, but with the people that have supported me from the beginning of my journey. Every spring and fall Tanger Outlets (in Mebane, NC) allow me to bring a close friend to make memories that'll last a life time with good people, good drinks and great fashion.
At the VIPreview, Tanger invites bloggers out for a $150 shopping spree and so many coupons that they fall out of your pockets. The event is a great way to let creatives know that they are appreciated, along with providing you guys the opportunity to know more about where to shop locally. Good fashions are hard to come by in North Carolina unless you're in Charlotte, but Mebane is starting to become a competitor.
It wasn't the most flashy shopping spree for me as I picked up a few essentials (jeans and boots) from Levi's and Aldo, but I was able to grab them at a ridiculously low price comparing to what I would have paid at a mall. Everything I used my gift card on ended up being OVER 50% off. I can't make this stuff up.
Tanger Outlet Centers has 43 shopping outlet malls and more than 400 brand name factory outlet stores in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada. They are the OG's of shopping outlets and I rarely travel anywhere in America without finding a Tanger nearby.
A special thank you to Nadia, Jeff and the rest of the Tanger Outlets team for their continuing effort in making this event better year after year. Also, thank you to all of the cool bloggers that were there who made all of the laughs and good times a night to remember.
Derwin "DJ" Hargrave is a menswear enthusiast whose career began in high school after discovering his passion for helping men dress better. Since then he has made men's style simple for thousands of men in person and over the internet. You can follow him on Instagram (@derwinhargrave) and Snapchat @tailormadedj