At Tanger Outlets, we welcome you for who you are, whether you’re joining us as a shopper or as a team member. From our business leaders to our friendly associates to the products you’ll find in our stores, we strive to be part of positive change and embrace the diversity we treasure in all our communities.
As we observe Pride Month this June, Tanger Outlets is committed to change and stands with our LGBTQ+ friends and family to say: Let’s celebrate and let’s work together for a more inclusive future.
What is Pride Month & Why Do We Love Celebrating It?
Pride Month started as a way to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community following the 1969 Stonewall Riots and helps achieve equal justice and opportunity for all. To resist the police harassment and persecution of LGBTQ+ people, in June 1969, visitors in New York City at Stonewall Inn staged an uprising—marking the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws against LGBTQ+ Americans. Now, federal and local government policies are active in acknowledging and supporting LGBTQ+, but the work is not done. Encouraging greater acceptance and support for all will make communities, schools, and other settings safer, more welcoming environments. Today, Pride Month celebrations include parades, picnics, concerts, and more.
We love celebrating Pride Month for so many reasons…
Everyone can join in the fun! Pride Month is not just a time for LGBTQ+ people to celebrate who they are — it is also a chance for allies to come together and embrace diversity and equality, and join in the festivities! And trust us — there are tons of festivities going on in your community. Meet new friends in your hometown knowing this is a celebration of acceptance and love.
It shines a light on LGBTQ+ issues. Yes, Pride Month is so much fun, but also serves as a time to reflect on and learn about LGBTQ+-related movements. We have made substantial progress over the years but acknowledge the work is not done. From gay marriage to transgender rights, we’re educating ourselves to help make our communities a fair, equal, and more inclusive place.
Our brand partners are active in making positive changes! Your favorite brands are educating, supporting and celebrating LBGTQ+ initiatives this month. Here are a few of June’s happenings we’re excited to share with you at stores around the country:
Old Navy Outlet
Earlier this year, Old Navy Outlet introduced Project WE, a series of graphic tees designed by diverse artists in honor of meaningful moments like International Women’s Day and Juneteenth. To celebrate Pride Month, Old Navy has teamed up with queer artist Edward Granger, an abstract painter, to create the collectible tee. In the name of fostering inclusivity through art, the brand has also pledged $1 million to youth arts programs through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
This designer makes it easy to wear your pride on your sleeve, literally—with a special collection of signature-print handbags and accessories in rainbow hues. Plus, Michael Kors is offering up to 70% off the entire store only at Tanger Outlets in celebration of Pride Month.
Saks OFF 5TH
Gender-neutral fashion frees us from labels in so many ways. That’s why Saks OFF 5TH worked with The Phluid Project to design a gender-free capsule collection for anyone and everyone to wear confidently —and is donating the proceeds back to the pioneering, inclusivity-first brand.
Nautica Factory Store
Even a classic label like Nautica Factory Store needs a rainbow upgrade now and then. This brand’s limited-edition Pride Collection turns your favorite sailboat logo into a statement of individuality and acceptance all June long.
Lane Bryant Outlet
For the second year, Lane Bryant Outlet will toast positivity and love with celebrity drag queen and activist Nina West. You can also shop the brand’s Pride Collection now, and live out loud with plus-size fashion in every shade of the rainbow.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit that provides lifesaving crisis services to LGBTQ+ youth, which makes the organization a perfect partner for Hot Topic, whose own foundation focuses on both mental health and music education. Throughout June, proceeds from a special-edition tee and pin will go directly to The Trevor Project to support suicide prevention and more.
The Coach Pride Collection just dropped! Explore bright, joyful pieces that will complete any wardrobe. They’re celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with custom pieces in all the colors of the rainbow.
Bath & Body Works
What’s even sweeter than Bath & Body Works’ colorful Love Always Wins Collection: the company’s donation of $1 million to the Human Rights Campaign’s efforts toward LGBTQ+ equality around the world.
Columbia Factory Store
Your favorite outdoor brand is proud to celebrate and support diversity through their Venture Out Project — featuring custom-designed gear by queer people that’s fit for any adventure. Columbia Factory Store is also hosting Pride Day on the River on Saturday, June 12. The purpose is for LGBTQ+ and allies to create a community and connections to encourage enjoyment and stewardship of our outdoor world.
These Tanger brands and so many others are doing their part to make our world a better place this Pride Month and every month. Stand with us—we’re stronger with Pride!