East Coast road warriors know that Exit 95 on I-95 means deals on big brand names when it comes to shopping. Millions of visitors stop and shop every year at the Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield, NC. "The Outlets", as it is known to locals, is eastern North Carolina’s premiere outlet shopping center with over 80 designer brands, including Adidas, Aeropostale, Brooks Brothers, Bath & Body Works, Carolina Pottery, Coach, Gap Factory, Loft Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sunglass Hut, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and more.

With easy access to I-95 in Smithfield, the center is a destination for area residents and travelers seeking a selection of recognized brands at savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. And now the savings and the brand recognition are getting even bigger with the exciting announcement that Kate Spade is now open at the Carolina Premium Outlets!

Kate Spade will attract fashionistas from the Raleigh area and beyond. A world-renowned brand known for its emphasis on crisp colors, graphic prints and playful sophistication, Kate Spade will join the roster of more than 80 stores - providing shoppers with stylish everyday items ranging from clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry and shoes, to select home goods, fragrances and cosmetics. The new 2,800 square foot store will be located in the North Plaza of the outlet center, next to J.Crew. 

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“Shoppers have been requesting Kate Spade for years, and now we are excited to announce that it has become a reality,” said Julie Gasper, General Manager of Carolina Premium Outlets. “Adding another renowned brand like Kate Spade just further establishes our commitment to bringing the most on-trend retailers for our local shoppers, as well as tourists, to enjoy.”

To stay up to date on the grand opening event for Kate Spade, as well as for a map and store listings, visit premiumoutlets.com/outlet/carolina or connect with the center on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are visiting the area to shop, or visiting the area and would like to make shopping a part of your stay in Smithfield, check-out the Girls Weekend Package; this unique offering includes room rate deals at hotels near the outlets as well as coupons on shopping, dining, and more!